Today: Facebook falls as analysts sow doubts about the social network's $2 billion purchase of virtual reality startup Oculus VR. Also: Other tech stocks join in the decline, including rookie King Digital.

The Lead: Facebook faces investor, analyst wrath after $2 billion Oculus buy

After committing $2 billion to the purchase of virtual reality startup Oculus, Facebook awoke to a harsh response Wednesday from analysts and investors, who sent the company's stock plummeting after its second multibillion-dollar acquisition in about a month.

Facebook stock plunged 6.9 percent to $60.38 Wednesday, its lowest closing price since Jan. 29, when the Menlo Park social network announced a 700 percent gain in fourth-quarter profits, sparking a stock surge. Since that news, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone on a shopping binge, committing at least $16 billion to the purchase of mobile-messaging app WhatsApp in February and