Facebook IPO Sympathy Play List Keeps Growing and Growing

January 31, 2012 10:10 AM EST
With Facebook's (NYSE: FB) $100 billion IPO filing expected on Wednesday, speculators have been flocking to sympathy plays. The list is growing daily. Below is a run down.

Owns Facebook Stock:
GSV Capital Corp (Nasdaq: GSVC)
Firsthand Technology Value Fund (Nasdaq: SVVC)
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT)
Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS)
T. Rowe Price (Nasdaq: TROW)

Domestic social media plays:
Groupon (Nasdaq: GRPN)
LinkedIn (Nasdaq: LNKD)
Pandora (NYSE: P)
Zillow, Inc. (NYSE: Z)
Global X Social Media Index ETF (Nasdaq: SOCL)

Facebook applications:
Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA)
Vringo, Inc. (Amex: VRNG)
LiveDeal (Nasdaq: LIVE)
SNAP Interactive (OTCBB: STVI)

Foreign Facebook-like models and Internet stocks:
Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU)
E-Commerce China Dangdang (NYSE: DANG)
Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: KUTV)
Quepasa (Nasdaq: QPSA)
Renren (Nasdaq: RENN) (Nasdaq: REDF)
SINA (Nasdaq: SINA)
Youku (NYSE: YOKU)
Tudou Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: TUDO)
Yandex N.V. (Nasdaq: YNDX)

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS)
Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS)

These stocks could see additional upside, but short sellers are also keenly watching them as they believe the run-ups are unjustified and overdone.

If we missed any please add them in the comments below.

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