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

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$162.56 +0.27 (+0.17 %)
(As of 02/21/2019 01:18 AM ET)
Previous Close$162.29
Today's Range$161.25 - $163.72
52-Week Range$123.02 - $218.62
Volume11.76 million shs
Average Volume21.82 million shs
Market Capitalization$472.24 billion
P/E Ratio21.47
Dividend YieldN/A
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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$55.84 billion
Cash Flow$9.1019 per share
Book Value$28.96 per share


Net Income$22.11 billion


Outstanding Shares2,905,000,000
Market Cap$472.24 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 30th. The social networking company reported $2.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.18 by $0.20. The social networking company had revenue of $16.91 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.40 billion. Facebook had a return on equity of 27.51% and a net margin of 39.60%. Facebook's revenue was up 30.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.44 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, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Facebook.

What price target have analysts set for FB?

47 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Facebook's shares. Their predictions range from $115.00 to $275.00. On average, they anticipate Facebook's share price to reach $190.6744 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 17.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Facebook.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Facebook?

47 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Facebook in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 37 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 reported impressive fourth-quarter 2018 results, driven by solid ad revenues that benefited from impression growth on both Instagram Stories and Feed. However, only Instagram Stories is now expected to be the key catalyst for impression growth in 2019. Moreover, Facebook needs to improve ad pricing to drive top-line growth. Further, the company’s plan to introduce commerce in Instagram is expected to be a major growth driver. Additionally, the company’s plan to integrate messaging apps — WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger – is expected to take time (not before 2020). Management believes that the integration will boost user experience by making the services more secure through end-to-end encryption. However, continued mix shift toward Stories is expected to hurt ARPU. Shares have outperformed the industry in the past year." (2/4/2019)
  • 2. 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)
  • 3. 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)

Has Facebook been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about FB stock have trended neutral on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Facebook earned a media sentiment score of 0.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the social networking company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting Facebook?

Facebook saw a decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 23,279,334 shares, a decline of 13.4% from the January 15th total of 26,877,321 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 27,930,592 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.8 days. Currently, 1.0% of the shares of the company 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 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)
  • Mr. Christopher K. Cox, Chief Product Officer (Age 36)

Who are Facebook's major shareholders?

Facebook's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.15%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (2.44%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.09%), Northern Trust Corp (0.95%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.68%) and Baillie Gifford & Co. (0.58%). 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 Brown Advisory Inc., SRS Investment Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, BlackRock Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Swedbank, Valinor Management L.P. and Jennison Associates LLC. 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Polen Capital Management LLC, Altimeter Capital Management LP, Geode Capital Management LLC, Two Sigma Advisers LP, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Sanders Capital LLC and Legal & General Group Plc. 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 $162.56.

How big of a company is Facebook?

Facebook has a market capitalization of $472.24 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

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:  3,877 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,202 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  5,079
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 2/21/2019 by Staff

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