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Megacap Optimists Buckle Under Weight of Bear Market

  • Analysts have cut FAANG targets 17% on average this year
  • Reversal reflects pounding Nasdaq 100 has taken in 2022
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The brutal rout in tech stocks this year is shaking analysts’ confidence in once high-flying megcaps.

Brokerage firms expect shares of the so-called FAANG companies in aggregate to trade for less in the next 12 months than they had projected at the start of the year. The share-price targets for Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc., Apple Inc., Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc. have fallen by more than 17% on average in 2022, putting that measure on track to decline over the year for the first time on record.