NASDAQ:FB - Facebook Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$144.06 -0.95 (-0.66 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$144.06
Today's Range$142.51 - $146.01
52-Week Range$126.85 - $218.62
Volume21.77 million shs
Average Volume23.94 million shs
Market Capitalization$421.25 billion
P/E Ratio19.62
Dividend YieldN/A
Facebook, Inc. provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. Its products include Facebook Website and mobile application that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing visual stories through photos, videos, and direct messages; Messenger, a messaging application to communicate with other people, groups, and businesses across various platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application. The company also offers Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allows people to enter an immersive and an interactive environment to train, learn, play games, consume content, and connect with others. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 1.40 billion daily active users. Facebook, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related
Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:FB
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio9.00
Quick Ratio9.00


Trailing P/E Ratio19.62
Forward P/E Ratio19.55
P/E Growth0.92

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$40.65 billion
Price / Sales10.29
Cash Flow$7.2428 per share
Price / Cash Flow19.89
Book Value$25.58 per share
Price / Book5.63


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.16
Net Income$15.93 billion
Net Margins37.57%
Return on Equity27.89%
Return on Assets24.41%


Outstanding Shares2,905,000,000
Market Cap$421.25 billion

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Facebook's stock symbol?

Facebook trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "FB."

How were Facebook's earnings last quarter?

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 30th. The social networking company reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.30. The social networking company earned $13.73 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $13.82 billion. Facebook had a net margin of 37.57% and a return on equity of 27.89%. Facebook's revenue for the quarter was up 32.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.59 earnings per share. View Facebook's Earnings History.

When is Facebook's next earnings date?

Facebook is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Facebook.

What price target have analysts set for FB?

46 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Facebook's stock. Their predictions range from $125.00 to $275.00. On average, they anticipate Facebook's stock price to reach $190.3659 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 32.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Facebook.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Facebook?

46 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Facebook in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 36 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Facebook.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Facebook stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Facebook stock:
  • 1. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "We are lowering our rating on Facebook shares to and maintaining our $150 target price. Facebook’s management team has created too many adversaries – politicians/ regulators, tech leaders, consumers, and employees – to not experience long-term negative ramifications on its business. The political and regulatory blowback seems like it may lead to restrictions on how Facebook operates, over time. Many leaders of Silicon Valley, including respected voices Cook, have turned against Facebook due to differences in corporate values. Most importantly, consumers and some employees seem to have grown disenchanted with the company." (12/5/2018)
  • 2. SunTrust Banks, Inc. analysts commented, "We believe another quarter of negative headlines, FX headwinds, prioritization of pushing users towards the under-monetized Stories, and on-going friction from GDPR will cause revenue growth to decelerate further. We estimate 3Q18 ad revenue growth at 34% y/y (+34.5% ex-FX), reaching $13,595 million vs. +42.3% in 2Q18. Recall that management guided to high single digit sequential decline in Y/Y growth in 3Q18 and again in 4Q18 on the 2Q18 call. Improvement in monetization (+21% ARPU y/y to $6.04), and to a lesser degree, in global MAUs (+9% y/y to 2.27B) should drive this growth. Our intra-quarter conversation with marketers have been positive, supporting these estimates. Kenshoo for one found overall social spend was up 40% y/y, consistent with 41% growth in 3Q17 and 40% growth in 2Q18 (driven by 51% y/y growth in clicks and a 24% y/y growth in impressions)." (10/29/2018)
  • 3. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Facebook’s slowing user base growth rate primarily due to the increased concerns over data privacy is a headwind. Moreover, the company’s cautious guidance is expected to keep the stock range bound. Facebook now expects expenses to increase at a faster rate as compared with revenues in 2019. For the second half of 2018, the company projects revenue growth rates to decline. Aggressive investments for the initiatives related to improving ad transparency, removal of fake accounts and curbing fake news would definitely hurt profitability in the near term. Additionally, slower Stories and Messenger monetization would hurt Facebook’s top-line growth. Increasing competition is also a concern. Moreover, the company has mixed record of earnings surprises in recent quarters. However, shares have outperformed the industry over the past one year." (10/17/2018)

Has Facebook been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about FB stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Facebook earned a media sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the social networking company a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Are investors shorting Facebook?

Facebook saw a increase in short interest during the month of November. As of November 30th, there was short interest totalling 30,559,033 shares, an increase of 1.6% from the November 15th total of 30,067,962 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 28,579,535 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.1 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's stock are short sold. View Facebook's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Facebook's key competitors?

Who are Facebook's key executives?

Facebook's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Founder, Chairman & CEO (Age 34)
  • Mr. David M. Wehner, Chief Financial Officer (Age 49)
  • Ms. Sheryl Kara Sandberg, COO & Director (Age 49)
  • Mr. Michael T. Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer (Age 43)
  • Mr. Christopher K. Cox, Chief Product Officer (Age 35)

Who are Facebook's major shareholders?

Facebook's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (5.94%), Vanguard Group Inc (5.94%), BlackRock Inc. (5.21%), FMR LLC (4.28%), Morgan Stanley (0.88%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.76%). Company insiders that own Facebook stock include Christopher K Cox, Colin Stretch, David B Fischer, David M Wehner, Jan Koum, Marc L Andreessen, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Todd Schroepfer, Peter Thiel, Sheryl Sandberg, Susan Desmond-Hellmann and Susan JS Taylor. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Facebook.

Which institutional investors are selling Facebook stock?

FB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Winslow Capital Management LLC, Edgewood Management LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Alliancebernstein L.P., Manning & Napier Group LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Janus Henderson Group PLC and American Century Companies Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Facebook company stock in the last year include Christopher K Cox, Colin Stretch, David B Fischer, David M Wehner, Jan Koum, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Todd Schroepfer, Peter Thiel, Sheryl Sandberg and Susan JS Taylor. View Insider Buying and Selling for Facebook.

Which institutional investors are buying Facebook stock?

FB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Rehmann Capital Advisory Group, Sanders Capital LLC, Clearbridge Investments LLC, Flossbach Von Storch AG, First Trust Advisors LP and Morgan Stanley. View Insider Buying and Selling for Facebook.

How do I buy shares of Facebook?

Shares of FB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Facebook's stock price today?

One share of FB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $144.06.

How big of a company is Facebook?

Facebook has a market capitalization of $421.25 billion and generates $40.65 billion in revenue each year. The social networking company earns $15.93 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.16 on an earnings per share basis. Facebook employs 25,105 workers across the globe.

What is Facebook's official website?

The official website for Facebook is

How can I contact Facebook?

Facebook's mailing address is 1601 WILLOW ROAD, MENLO PARK CA, 94025. The social networking company can be reached via phone at 650-543-4800 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Facebook (NASDAQ FB)

Community Ranking:  3.8 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  3,806 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,152 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  4,958
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Facebook and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe FB will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe FB will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/15/2018 by Staff

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