Meta, Charles Schwab, Booking Holdings And More On CNBC's 'Final Trades'

Zinger Key Points
  • Bill Baruch picks Meta Platforms, which notched a new all-time high on Thursday.
  • Karen Firestone names Booking Holdings as her final trade.

On CNBC’s "Halftime Report Final Trades," Liz Young, SoFi head of investment strategy, picked VanEck Gold Miners ETF GDX, saying the commodity is up today.

Bill Baruch of Blue Line Capital named Meta Platforms, Inc. META, which settled higher on Thursday.

Meta shares notched a new all-time high of $530.00 per share Thursday after Jefferies maintained a Buy rating on Meta and raised its price target from $550 to $585.

Earlier this week, Meta's head of communications Andy Stone clarified the details of a brewing controversy including allegations that Facebook had been sharing its users' private messages with Netflix. “Meta didn’t share people’s private messages with Netflix. The agreement allowed people to message their friends on Facebook about what they were watching on Netflix, directly from the Netflix app,” Stone posted on the social media platform X.

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Karen Firestone of Aureus Asset Management picked Booking Holdings Inc. BKNG, saying customers are spending and also travelling. “That’s a growth industry,” she added.

On April 3, B. Riley Securities analyst Naved Khan initiated coverage on Booking Holdings with a Buy rating and announced a price target of $4400.

Joshua Brown of Ritholtz Wealth Management named The Charles Schwab Corporation SCHW, saying he don’t own this stock, but may eventually buy it.

On March 22, TD Cowen analyst Bill Kirk upgraded Charles Schwab from Market Perform to Outperform and announced an $87 price target.

Price Action:

  • Charles Schwab shares slipped 0.1% to close at $71.35 on Thursday.
  • VanEck Gold Miners ETF fell 1.1% on Thursday.
  • Meta Platforms shares rose 0.8% to settle at $510.92 during Thursday’s session.
  • Booking Holdings shares fell 3% to settle at $3,521.93 during Thursday’s session.

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