Not all Internet stocks have upside left: Pro

Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 7:05 PM ET
Not all Internet stocks have upside left: Mark Mahaney
Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 5:38 PM ET
Google, Twitter and Yahoo aren't all in the same boat when it comes to potential, according to Mark Mahaney of RBC Capital Markets.

The successful initial public offering of Twitter doesn't portend a rising tide to lift all Internet stocks, RBC Capital Markets Managing Director Mark Mahaney said Thursday.

"It shouldn't," he said. "That's a sui generis, or its own case, but that's a company that already had social networking solved for it. Facebook already proved you could monetize social interactions, and they'd already proved mobile. And they're growing triple digits, and they're accelerating. Nobody else in the group has those kinds of fundamentals and that kind of upside, so it shouldn't."

On CNBC's "Fast Money," Mahaney also weighed in on reports that Snapchat turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook.

(Read more: Snapchat turns down $3 billion cash offer from Facebook)

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"I don't know how you could turn that offer down, honestly," he said. "I'm shocked that somebody would turn that kind of offer down."

The video messaging service popular with teens—and the Wall Street crowd—would help Facebook reach the elusive adolescent demographic, Mahaney said.

(Read more: Wall Street into Snapchat, and regulators are on alert)

"Sure, why not buy Snapchat for $3 billion. Makes sense to me, actually," he said. "I think Facebook stock would've traded up if they'd announced that deal."

Mahaney, whose top three tech picks are Amazon, Priceline and Netflix, also weighed in on two other names in the sector.

Yahoo: "This company has fundamentally underperformed the entire industry for five straight years. I think it's going to be six before this year is done," he said, noting that many investors were buying it for its stake in Alibaba. "That trade can still work for a little bit longer, but I don't think there's that much upside left."

(Read more: 'No way' Twitter's worth what it's trading for: Pro)

Google: "It's one of our top picks," Mahaney said, noting that the company likely had good days ahead. "Two to three years down, I bet you this'll be the single best derivative play off of wearable devices, wearable technology. So, it's got a nice core search business, it's got this huge, great asset in YouTube two, and it's got an option play two or three years down the road."

By CNBC's Bruno J. Navarro. Follow him on Twitter @Bruno_J_Navarro.

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