Maven company stock down 40%

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  1. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 5 months ago

    Is there something we are missing? Why is the Maven company tanking?
    They acquired Hubpages and then partnered with po.et...
    What next?

    Their website has remained the same over the past month...
    Very few changes or new postings...

    What are they doing and how are they making money?

    Where is the innovation and the synergy?

    So far, they have not impressed me and I hope it changes ASAP...

    1. promisem profile image98
      promisemposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Penny stocks are highly volatile and very risky. Otherwise, I suggest reading the company's financial statements to find out more about its performance.

      1. Rock_nj profile image92
        Rock_njposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        OTC / Pennystocks like MVEN are notorious for selling off after a run up.  A lot of times the companies dilute the shareholder's holdings by issuing and selling additional stock, driving down the price. 

        I wouldn't worry about it so much.  How old is MVEN?  A year or so?  This company is just getting started.  If the founders and management have the right vision, then over time, perhaps many years, it will do well. 

        I am also not crazy about theMaven.com site setup.  Looks too much like the type of content farm that Google frowns upon, but I'm sure they know that.

        1. robhampton profile image98
          robhamptonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Actually I think Maven has been around for a long time. Look at MVEN lifetime stock graph.

          1. Rock_nj profile image92
            Rock_njposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            TheMaven Inc. took over a penny stock trading on the Over the Counter market (OTC) that was called Integrated Surgical Systems, Inc. in late 2016 / early 2017 in a reverse merger of some kind. I remember reading in their earnings release last quarter that they haven't been in business long and had grown a lot since inception.  Two good things are that so far the stock float (# of shares available) is quite low for a pennystock (but that could change if they issue more shares) and they appear to be in good standings with otcmarkets.com (meaning they are doing their filings on time and keeping to the standards needed to stay in good standing).

            More info about MVEN at:  https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/MVEN/profile

        2. promisem profile image98
          promisemposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, I agree about a selloff. Time will tell if it's a good buy. I'm more concerned about people on HP who recommend buying the stock without doing their homework.

    2. robhampton profile image98
      robhamptonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Time to buy? I'd say yes

      1. promisem profile image98
        promisemposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Only if you like high risk.

    3. robhampton profile image98
      robhamptonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Little off topic, but what actually IS Maven? I've been to the sight themaven.net and can't make any sense out of this page. Is it a blog? a newsfeed?, somewhere for the owners to post how awesome they are? If I wanted to read something on the internet that would be the last site I'd go to. I just can't tell what it is.

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        It's a collection of content sites (a.k.a. content farm) just like we are.

        1. robhampton profile image98
          robhamptonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Hubpages is no longer a content farm. That was the point of the vertical sites.

          1. jackclee lm profile image81
            jackclee lmposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            I get that but the vertical sites are not doing any better than what the old HubPages... as far as I can tell. This business of accommodating to the whims of google is a loosing proposition, IMHO.

            1. robhampton profile image98
              robhamptonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

              Well then you must not be doing something right cuz I've been raking it in since they started the vertical sites.

  2. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 5 months ago

    They did make an investor update yesterday.
    Here's the thing, if they really want investors to feel positive about Maven as a content platform, then the content needs to be top notch. Not updating the content looks sketchy for sure.

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image95
      Jeremy Gillposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Kierstin, would you mind saying what you're referring with "not updating the content"?

  3. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image97
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 5 months ago

    Jeremy, if you go to some of their subs (I just checked on Politics/Causes for example), and you sort the stories by "newest" the content is all from several weeks ago, reaching into last summer. I feel like HubPages does a good job of keeping their niche sites current. Even if some of the "featured" content is old(ish), it's still being updated often and they're always working to bring new content over.

  4. dougwest1 profile image94
    dougwest1posted 5 months ago

    jacklee:
    Maven stock (MVEN) is a micro-cap stock with only 38.5 million in market capitalization. I couldn't find any earnings reported on my TDAmeritrade account information on the stock. These small stocks typically don't perform well. Maybe the acquisition with Hubpages will help. I am not a buyer of this stock.

    1. Rock_nj profile image92
      Rock_njposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      MVEN did have a quarterly report a few months ago, with another one expected soon.  It appears their revenue is growing rapidly, but they are not making a profit at this point.  HubPages may help their bottom line, if HubPages is profitable.

    2. Rock_nj profile image92
      Rock_njposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Maven Reports Rapid Growth in Monthly Organic Users and Reports Q3 Results

      November 17, 2017

      Maven today announced that its monthly traffic is climbing at an accelerated rate – from 900,000 unique users in September to 3.6 million in October, with the trend line continuing in November.

    3. promisem profile image98
      promisemposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Yahoo Finance has financial statements.

      https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/MVEN/financials?p=MVEN

      1. jackclee lm profile image81
        jackclee lmposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        This is from 2016...
        And it does not show promise...
        What about this past year and past quarter since buying HubPages...?

        1. promisem profile image98
          promisemposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Yahoo Finance hasn't received the full 2017 report yet. You can see the most recent quarterly statement for 2017 by clicking on the link that says Quarter.

  5. Miebakagh57 profile image52
    Miebakagh57posted 5 months ago

    Such a traffic trend can't be real. Or its just AI driven.
    I for many were disappointed when HubPages was sold to them

  6. Rock_nj profile image92
    Rock_njposted 5 months ago

    HubPages management has indicated that the vertical sites have performed quite well.  The Hubs I have on them consistently get views to a greater to lesser extent, but views nonetheless.

    1. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      The only data I have is my 500 hubs and about 5 percent have been moved to verticle sites.
      My stats does not show any improvement of the ones moved vs. the ones staying on hubpages in terms of view counts.
      In addition, my google page rank is higher for many of my articles on Hubpages vs. the verticle sites.

 
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