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Earlier, Wedbush initiated coverage of Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) with an Outperform rating and a $44 price target. While all the major research firms are likely to cover the much hyped tech IPO, what specific analysts should investors expect to be covering the company? Here are a few possibilities:

Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray

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Munster is known for covering Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) but he also covers the internet giants Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) as well as Chinese internet company Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU).

Douglas Anmuth, JP Morgan

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Anmuth is JP Morgan's Internet analyst covering LinkedIn (NASDAQ: LNKD), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN), and Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA). He has Overweight ratings on all three names.

Heath Terry, Goldman Sachs

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Terry covers WebMD (NASDAQ: WBMD), Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE) and eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) among other Internet names.

Herman Leung, Susquehanna

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Leung covers most of the Internet names for Susquehanna (Google, LinkedIn, Yahoo!) as well priceline (NASDAQ: PCLN) and Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN).

Colin Gillis, BGC Partners

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Gillis covers Amazon, Apple, Google, and Yahoo. Facebook could soon be added to the list.

Latest Ratings for FB

DateFirmActionFromTo
Dec 2014CitigroupMaintainsBuy
Dec 2014MKM PartnersInitiates Coverage onBuy
Nov 2014Hilliard LyonsInitiates Coverage onLong-term Buy

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