This Famous Value Investor Is Selling Facebook Shares

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Famed NYU professor and valuation theorist Aswath Damodaran has confirmed he will be selling his Facebook position in the near future. In his mind, shares have surpassed their intrinsic value of $27.65, and since Facebook is a growth company, there is little reason to hold on to shares. He grounds his view in his experience that investors tend to overreact to a growth company's results, and right now, he believes investors are reacting too positively to Facebook's recent quarterly results.

However, Fool contributor Steve Heller believes that if you're truly a growth investor, it may not be wise to follow Damodaran's logic. Check out the following video to get the full story.

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