Facebook, Inc. builds products that enable people to connect and share through mobile devices and personal computers. The Company enables people to share their opinions, ideas, photos and videos, and other activities. Its products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus. Facebook is a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers. Instagram is a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them to friends. Messenger is a messaging application available for mobile and Web on various platforms and devices. WhatsApp Messenger is a mobile messaging application that is used by people around the world. Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform allows people to play games, consume content and connect with others.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Computer and Technology
- Industry: Internet Information Providers
- Sub-Industry: Internet Software & Services
- Exchange: NASDAQ
- Symbol: FB
- CUSIP: 30303M10
- Previous Close: $136.41
- 50 Day Moving Average: $130.91
- 200 Day Moving Average: $125.81
- 52-Week Range: $104.40 - $137.18
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 39.05
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.39
- P/E Growth: 1.06
- Market Cap: $394.22B
- Outstanding Shares: 2,889,981,000
- Beta: 0.68
- Net Margins: 34.33%
- Return on Equity: 19.05%
- Return on Assets: 17.28%
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- Current Ratio: 11.97%
- Quick Ratio: 11.97%
What is Facebook's stock symbol?
Facebook trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FB."
Where is Facebook's stock going? Where will Facebook's stock price be in 2017?
49 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Facebook's shares. Their forecasts range from $98.00 to $180.00. On average, they anticipate Facebook's share price to reach $154.17 in the next year.
When will Facebook announce their earnings?
Facebook is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April, 25th 2017.
What are analysts saying about Facebook stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Facebook stock:
Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "With 4 million advertisers serving ads into FB’s massive base of 1.9 billion users, FB has built an unrivaled network connecting nearly every advertiser and consumer on the planet. This exceptional ad platform delivered another huge beat, driven entirely by the mobile ad business." (2/2/2017)
- Instinet analysts commented, "Facebook's 4Q results provided clean upside to our above-consensus forecast, as user growth once again accelerated and ongoing strength in the platform drove better-than-expected engagement and ARPU; expense growth was slower than forecast, providing further upside to our 4Q operating income estimate. That said, some hiring and expense recognition may have been pushed into 2017, which is set to be an aggressive investment year. Mark Zuckerberg characterized video as a megatrend on the same order as mobile; FB plans to keep video first across its family of apps, as the company invests further in original video content in 2017E. Despite the anticipated expense growth, we raise our Target Price to $165 from $155. FY17E EPS from $5.37 to $5.86; FY18E EPS from $7.11 to $7.48." (2/2/2017)
- Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, " We maintain an Overweight and raise our PT to $175 from $170 to reflect another strongerthan-expected quarter, driven by 1) accelerating MAU growth and steady engagement, 2) robust advertiser demand, particularly for video, and 3) further shift to mobile. Management's 2017 guidance commentary was largely consistent with 3Q16, but in typical Facebook fashion, management guided to growth in operating expenses for 2017 that's likely to outstrip revenue growth, which we believe will prove conservative again. We remain constructive on FB, as we believe that 1) advertiser demand across both Facebook and Instagram has significant headroom still, as the massive video-viewing shifts from TV to online, 2) user growth and engagement remain robust, 3) ad load is still likely to move higher for Instagram and ROW, and 4) Messenger should start showing monetization potential in 2017, with WhatsApp and Oculus providing upside optionality over time." (2/2/2017)
- Wedbush analysts commented, "Facebook has a huge competitive advantage with nearly 1.9 billion monthly active users and over 1.2 billion daily active users, attracting 4 million advertisers to its captive and desirable audience. We expect rapid growth overseas, and expanded monetization of under-penetrated Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger over the coming years. Facebook's initiatives position it for long term growth, which we anticipate to continue for the next decade. In summary, we believe Facebook is a great company, period." (2/2/2017)
According to Zacks Investment Research, "Despite strong results, Facebook has adopted a cautious stance on future growth prospects. The company has mentioned that revenues will now face tougher year-over-year comparisons. Facebook added that ad load will no longer be a big contributor and consequently ad revenue rates will “come down meaningfully.”We believe that high revenue growth rate was expected to stabilize eventually. Also, we remain positive on Facebook for it has ample growth catalysts. Mobile and video along with monetization of its subsidiaries Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus, a huge user base and higher engagement levels will boost its financials, going ahead. The company is also dabbling in AR/VR and AI technologies, which also bodes well for growth. Over last one year, Facebook has vastly outperformed the Zacks categorised Internet Services industry. Estimates have been going up ahead of the company’s fourth quarter 2016 earnings release." (1/30/2017)
Who owns Facebook stock?
Facebook's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (4.60%), State Street Corp (3.18%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (0.84%), Viking Global Investors LP (0.66%), Sands Capital Management LLC (0.58%) and Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (0.44%). Company insiders that own Facebook stock include Christopher K Cox, Colin Stretch, David B Fischer, David M Wehner, Jan Koum, Jas Athwal, Marc L Andreessen, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Todd Schroepfer, Sheryl Sandberg and Susan Desmond-Hellmann.
Who sold Facebook stock? Who is selling Facebook stock?
Facebook's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Sands Capital Management LLC, Numeric Investors LLC, Discovery Capital Management LLC CT, Putnam Investments LLC, Janus Capital Management LLC, Franklin Resources Inc. and I.G. Investment Management LTD.. Company insiders that have sold Facebook stock in the last year include Christopher K Cox, Colin Stretch, David B Fischer, David M Wehner, Jan Koum, Jas Athwal, Marc L Andreessen, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Todd Schroepfer, Sheryl Sandberg and Susan Desmond-Hellmann.
Who bought Facebook stock? Who is buying Facebook stock?
Facebook's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Russell Investments Group Ltd., State Street Corp, Davis Selected Advisers, Appaloosa LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P and Congress Asset Management Co. MA.
How do I buy Facebook stock?
Shares of Facebook can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
How much does a share of Facebook stock cost?
One share of Facebook stock can currently be purchased for approximately $136.41.