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

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$144.30 -3.27 (-2.22 %)
(As of 01/24/2019 01:20 AM ET)
Previous Close$147.57
Today's Range$143.0550 - $148.80
52-Week Range$123.02 - $218.62
Volume18.88 million shs
Average Volume21.96 million shs
Market Capitalization$419.19 billion
P/E Ratio23.43
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

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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$40.65 billion
Cash Flow$7.0117 per share
Book Value$25.58 per share


Net Income$15.93 billion


Outstanding Shares2,905,000,000
Market Cap$419.19 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 Tuesday, October, 30th. The social networking company reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.30. The social networking company earned $13.73 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.82 billion. Facebook had a return on equity of 27.89% and a net margin of 37.57%. The firm's revenue was up 32.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.59 EPS. 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.

How can I listen to Facebook's earnings call?

Facebook will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, January 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?

47 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Facebook's shares. Their forecasts range from $115.00 to $275.00. On average, they expect Facebook's share price to reach $187.1395 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 29.7% 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’s top-line benefits from mobile ad growth. The company’s expanding footprint in the developing countries is a positive. Further, the company’s initiatives related to Messenger, WhasApp and Watch are noteworthy. Shares have outperformed the industry in the past year. Nevertheless, aggressive investments on initiatives related to improving ad transparency and security are expected to hurt profitability in the near term. Further, the company is expected to lose some ad impression opportunities due to its focus on growth of Stories on the core Facebook app. This is expected to negatively impact top-line growth. Additionally, regulatory headwinds in countries like Vietnam, Indonesia and Germany is a concern. Meanwhile, estimates have been stable lately ahead of the company’s Q4 earnings release. The company has mixed record of earnings surprises in recent quarters." (1/10/2019)
  • 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?

News coverage about FB stock has trended negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of 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 -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the social networking company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Facebook?

Facebook saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 34,462,086 shares, an increase of 11.0% from the December 14th total of 31,047,191 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 34,488,185 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.0 days. Approximately 1.5% 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.07%), Strs Ohio (0.07%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.05%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.04%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.04%) and Packer & Co Ltd (0.04%). 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 Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, KAMES CAPITAL plc, Abner Herrman & Brock LLC, Cobiz Wealth LLC, Bainco International Investors, Miracle Mile Advisors LLC and Chesley Taft & 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Packer & Co Ltd, Park National Corp OH, Retirement Systems of Alabama, PM CAPITAL Ltd, PM CAPITAL Ltd, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC and Copper Rock Capital Partners 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 $144.30.

How big of a company is Facebook?

Facebook has a market capitalization of $419.19 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:  3,829 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  1,173 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  5,002
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 1/24/2019 by Staff

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