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5 Stocks to Watch as We Close the First Month of 2013

Jan 25, 2013, a digital financial media company, Reports on Blue Calypso, MeetMe, Inc., RenRen, Facebook, Zynga and Dice Holdings.

Blue Calypso is the leader in digital word-of-mouth marketing and advertising. With Blue Calypso's patented engine, brands can harness the power of friend-to-friend referrals by empowering their advocates to share brand content with their unique social graph and rewarding sharing and engagement. Through robust, real-time analytics, brands can achieve a measurable ROI against their social media investment, acquire high-value customers and increase sales.

BCYP is beginning to gain the respect of its peers as well as the investment community. BCYP is taking the term "cost effective" when it pertains to marketing to a new level. The company just launched their new EMgage solution. This will allow Blue Calypso and its clients to not only utilize traditional social media marketing but allow and financially motivate and track the respective companies employees marketing of their own company across their own social networks with one click.

Keep an eye on BCYP as more developments take place.

MeetMe, Inc., is a social media technology company which owns and operates social network discovery platforms. The company makes meeting new people through social games and applications, monetized through advertising and virtual currency. It operates, which provides users with access to an expansive, multilingual menu of resources that promote social interaction, information sharing, and other topics of interest to users.

MEET fell hard to the tune of about 50% in mid November after reporting its third quarter financial results. Since than, the stock has recouped 80% of its loss through the first week in January 2013. MEET lost 25% over the past two weeks. For the year end, analysts are looking for the company to loose .28 per share, however that loss is expected to be cut in half during 2013. I would keep an eye on MEET and watch for buying opportunities into a more favorable 2013.

Renren is looking to be a head above Facebook . The company just announced two new apps for smartphone users. BOBO in an app, which records and modifies users voices, but more importantly and most impressively Meimei is a photo app that detects human faces immediately in images and instantly improves glair as well as complexion. Imagine looking like a new person upon upload.

RENN fell 61% since April 2012, but we seem to have found a base around 3.35. The company is scheduled to announce earnings on March 5, so I would watch the stock closely to see how it reacts during the month of Feb.

Zynga Inc. , the worlds leading provider of social game services, down from its high of $15.91 in March 2012, closed slightly up at $2.47 yesterday. Zynga, which boasts more than 310 million monthly active users, recently announced it will hold a conference call to discuss financial results for its fourth quarter and full year 2012 on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 5:00 pm EST. Any indication of a run in the stock could be a sign of things to come.

Dice Holdings, Inc. a leading provider of specialized websites for professional communities, closed today up just over 3% at $9.85. The stock has been steadily climbing from its low of $6.95 in July 2012. DHX is scheduled to host a conference call to discuss 4th quarter and full year financial results January 30, 2013 at 8:30am EST.

DHX, which started to see a bounce mid-summer, announced September 18, 2012 it acquired the online media business of Geeknet, Inc. including Slashdot and SourceForge. The acquisition seems to have given this bounce sustained momentum as DHX nears announcing earnings on January 30th.

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