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

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$184.82 +2.10 (+1.15 %)
(As of 05/22/2019 07:30 AM ET)
Previous Close$182.72
Today's Range$183.8850 - $185.70
52-Week Range$123.02 - $218.62
Volume7.50 million shs
Average Volume18.61 million shs
Market Capitalization$536.90 billion
P/E Ratio24.41
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.93
Facebook, Inc. provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. The company's products include Facebook that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and messages; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a messaging application for use by people and businesses to communicate in a private way. It also provides Oculus, a hardware, software, and developer ecosystem, which allows people to come together and connect with each other through its Oculus virtual reality products. As of December 31, 2018, it had approximately 1.52 billion daily active users. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related
Sub-IndustryInternet Software & Services
SectorComputer and Technology
CUSIP30303M10
Phone650-543-4800

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$55.84 billion
Cash Flow$9.0731 per share
Book Value$29.78 per share

Profitability

Net Income$22.11 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees35,587
Outstanding Shares2,905,000,000
Market Cap$536.90 billion
Next Earnings Date7/24/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 24th. The social networking company reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.80. The social networking company earned $15.08 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.97 billion. Facebook had a return on equity of 23.67% and a net margin of 33.17%. The company's revenue was up 26.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.69 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, July 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Facebook.

What price target have analysts set for FB?

46 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Facebook's shares. Their predictions range from $115.00 to $275.00. On average, they expect Facebook's share price to reach $207.3957 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.2% 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, 5 hold ratings and 39 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 remain Hold rated on shares of Facebook with a 12-month DCF-driven $175 TP, or 20x 2020 EPS." (4/25/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Facebook’s ARPU growth is expected to be negatively impacted by continued mix shift toward Stories. Also, the company needs to improve ad pricing to boost the top line. Moreover, uncertain macro environment due to Brexit is a headwind. Further, aggressive investments toward security and innovation of AR/VR and AI technologies are expected to negatively impact profits in 2019. However, shares have outperformed the industry over the past year. The company is expected to benefit from solid mobile ad revenues driven by robust performance of Instagram Stories and an expanding user base in 2019. Moreover, introduction of the shopping feature on Instagram is expected to be a major growth driver. Further, the growing appeal of the company’s Workplace platform, which has now more than two million paid users, is another key catalyst." (4/8/2019)
  • 3. SunTrust Banks, Inc. analysts commented, "We were not surprised by the content or timing of this open letter since his commentary echoes the evolution of his position on these issues at a crucial time when data breaches and harmful content continue to permeate the Internet unabated. This position is also being expressed during a period of heated electoral politics when regulators from the US to India are sounding the alarm on the power Facebook wields over speech, and are calling for more oversight. 2. We believe Zuckerberg did a 180-degree turn, moving from advocating self- regulation for years, believing the industry can self-police, to now asking for government regulation. Facebook has been trying to lead the narrative around what needs to be done industry-wide to address these issues. It seems that the company now views regulators setting rules of the road" for the industry as crucial." (4/1/2019)

Has Facebook been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about FB stock have been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Facebook earned a coverage optimism score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the social networking company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Are investors shorting Facebook?

Facebook saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 21,491,063 shares, an increase of 16.0% from the April 15th total of 18,530,892 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 22,296,466 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.0 days. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Facebook's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Facebook's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Facebook own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Facebook investors own include Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Micron Technology (MU), General Electric (GE), Netflix (NFLX), Canopy Growth (CGC), Tesla (TSLA), Alphabet (GOOG), Bank of America (BAC) and Twitter (TWTR).

Who are Facebook's key executives?

Facebook's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Founder, Chairman & CEO (Age 35)
  • Mr. David M. Wehner, Chief Financial Officer (Age 50)
  • Ms. Sheryl Kara Sandberg, COO & Director (Age 50)
  • Mr. Michael T. Schroepfer, Chief Technology Officer (Age 44)
  • Ms. Susan Jannifer Simone Taylor, Chief Accounting Officer (Age 50)

Who are Facebook's major shareholders?

Facebook's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (5.08%), FMR LLC (3.96%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.07%), Northern Trust Corp (0.97%), Morgan Stanley (0.58%) and Baillie Gifford & Co. (0.54%). 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 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 Morgan Stanley, Viking Global Investors LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, BlackRock Inc., Baillie Gifford & Co., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., FMR LLC and Flossbach Von Storch AG. Company insiders that have sold Facebook company stock in the last year include Christopher K Cox, Colin Stretch, David B Fischer, David M Wehner, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Natixis, Man Group plc, TD Asset Management Inc., SRS Investment Management LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. 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 $184.82.

How big of a company is Facebook?

Facebook has a market capitalization of $536.90 billion and generates $55.84 billion in revenue each year. The social networking company earns $22.11 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.57 on an earnings per share basis. Facebook employs 35,587 workers across the globe.

What is Facebook's official website?

The official website for Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/.

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:  3,952 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,262 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  5,214
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 5/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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