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

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$159.42 +0.64 (+0.40 %)
(As of 10/17/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$158.78
Today's Range$157.95 - $160.49
52-Week Range$149.02 - $218.62
Volume17.31 million shs
Average Volume27.73 million shs
Market Capitalization$477.76 billion
P/E Ratio25.79
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


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio10.67
Quick Ratio10.67


Trailing P/E Ratio25.79
Forward P/E Ratio22.52
P/E Growth1.05

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$40.65 billion
Price / Sales11.39
Cash Flow$7.0665 per share
Price / Cash22.56
Book Value$25.58 per share
Price / Book6.23


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.16
Net Income$15.93 billion
Net Margins39.31%
Return on Equity28.16%
Return on Assets24.86%


Outstanding Shares2,905,000,000
Market Cap$477.76 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) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 25th. The social networking company reported $1.74 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.75 by $0.01. The social networking company earned $13.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $13.35 billion. Facebook had a return on equity of 28.16% and a net margin of 39.31%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 41.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.32 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 Tuesday, October 30th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Facebook.

How can I listen to Facebook's earnings call?

Facebook will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, October 30th at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for FB?

48 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Facebook's shares. Their predictions range from $131.00 to $275.00. On average, they expect Facebook's share price to reach $205.1860 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 28.9% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Facebook.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Facebook?

48 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 41 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. 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)
  • 2. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "We are reminded of a Warren Buffett quote, “Trust is like the air we breathe – when it’s present, nobody really notices; when it’s absent, everybody notices.” Key Points 1. It became apparent during the hearings that Mark Zuckerberg is more knowledgeable about technology than members of Congress. Unfortunately for Facebook and the industry, broad knowledge by politicians of the real issues is not a prerequisite for regulation. It takes only a few members of Congress with interest in the topics at hand (privacy, security, competition, and consumer protection) to begin the process of creating rules for Internet companies, just like those that exist in almost every other industry. We believe consumer protection laws will be instituted in the U.S. to protect consumers and that Facebook’s scale and business practices have served as the catalyst." (4/12/2018)

Are investors shorting Facebook?

Facebook saw a drop in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 26,649,709 shares, a drop of 6.3% from the September 14th total of 28,455,674 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 26,156,629 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.0 days. Currently, 1.1% of the company's shares are sold short. 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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.10%), Swedbank (0.09%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.04%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.04%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.04%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.02%). 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 Desmond-Hellmann. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Facebook.

Which major investors are selling Facebook stock?

FB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, KAMES CAPITAL plc, Zweig DiMenna Associates LLC, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D and Swedbank. 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, Marc L Andreessen, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Todd Schroepfer, Peter Thiel and Sheryl Sandberg. View Insider Buying and Selling for Facebook.

Which major investors are buying Facebook stock?

FB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alta Capital Management LLC, Bartlett & Co. LLC, First American Bank, Factory Mutual Insurance Co., Park National Corp OH, Patriot Wealth Management Inc., First Hawaiian Bank and We Are One Seven LLC. 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 $159.22.

How big of a company is Facebook?

Facebook has a market capitalization of $477.76 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 30,275 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:  3.9 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  3,724 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,090 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  4,814
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 10/17/2018 by Staff

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