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Facebook Stock Competitors

$320.07
-8.62 (-2.62 %)
(As of 10/26/2021 11:34 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$320.02
$336.60
50-Day Range
$323.77
$382.18
52-Week Range
$244.61
$384.33
Volume1.31 million shs
Average Volume21.72 million shs
Market Capitalization$902.42 billion
P/E Ratio23.71
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.32

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Vs. AAPL, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL, NVDA, TSM, ASML, ADBE, CRM, and PYPL

Should you be buying Facebook stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Facebook include Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Alphabet (GOOG), Alphabet (GOOGL), NVIDIA (NVDA), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), ASML (ASML), Adobe (ADBE), salesforce.com (CRM), and PayPal (PYPL). These companies are all part of the "computer and technology" sector.

Facebook vs.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, community ranking, earnings, dividends, media sentiment, risk and analyst recommendations.

65.7% of Facebook shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.2% of Microsoft shares are owned by institutional investors. 14.0% of Facebook shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Microsoft shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Facebook has a beta of 1.32, indicating that its share price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Microsoft has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its share price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Facebook received 1464 more outperform votes than Microsoft when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 84.49% of users gave Facebook an outperform vote while only 75.46% of users gave Microsoft an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
FacebookOutperform Votes
4478
84.49%
Underperform Votes
822
15.51%
MicrosoftOutperform Votes
3014
75.46%
Underperform Votes
980
24.54%

In the previous week, Microsoft had 52 more articles in the media than Facebook. MarketBeat recorded 99 mentions for Microsoft and 47 mentions for Facebook. Microsoft's average media sentiment score of 0.56 beat Facebook's score of 0.27 indicating that Microsoft is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Facebook
2 Very Positive mention(s)
6 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
5 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Microsoft
29 Very Positive mention(s)
24 Positive mention(s)
23 Neutral mention(s)
13 Negative mention(s)
5 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Facebook presently has a consensus price target of $400.18, suggesting a potential upside of 24.70%. Microsoft has a consensus price target of $327.48, suggesting a potential upside of 5.31%. Given Facebook's higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Facebook is more favorable than Microsoft.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Facebook
1 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
32 Buy rating(s)
2 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.88
Microsoft
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
29 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

Microsoft has higher revenue and earnings than Facebook. Facebook is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Microsoft, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Facebook$85.97 billion10.50$29.15 billion$10.0931.72
Microsoft$168.09 billion13.92$61.27 billion$7.9739.10

Facebook has a net margin of 37.17% compared to Microsoft's net margin of 36.45%. Microsoft's return on equity of 45.76% beat Facebook's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Facebook 37.17% 30.09% 24.35%
Microsoft 36.45% 45.76% 19.44%

Summary

Facebook beats Microsoft on 10 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding FB and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) vs. Its Competitors

TypeFacebookComputer & Data IndustryComputer SectorNASDAQ Exchange
P/E Ratio23.7729.3643.5827.35
Net Margins37.17%-12.97%-265.89%-1,242.94%

Facebook Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
AAPL
Apple
2.9274 of 5 stars
$149.83
-0.8%
$165.13
-10.2%
N/A$2.48T$274.52B29.32147,000Upcoming Earnings
MSFT
Microsoft
3.0417 of 5 stars
$310.97
-0.9%
$327.48
-5.3%
N/A$2.33T$168.09B38.63163,000Analyst Report
GOOG
Alphabet
2.2801 of 5 stars
$2,800.00
-0.9%
$3,103.03
-10.8%
N/A$1.87T$182.53B30.35135,301
GOOGL
Alphabet
1.9114 of 5 stars
$2,778.93
-1.1%
$2,901.86
-4.4%
N/A$1.85T$182.53B30.12135,301
NVDA
NVIDIA
2.2065 of 5 stars
$248.72
-6.9%
$223.37
-10.2%
N/A$619.81B$16.68B88.6718,975Analyst Report
Gap Up
TSM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
2.3439 of 5 stars
$114.42
-0.7%
$126.01
-10.1%
N/A$593.39B$45.51B30.432,020
ASML
ASML
2.0453 of 5 stars
$792.08
-0.5%
$770.20
-2.8%
N/A$324.58B$15.97B57.772,020Earnings Report
Dividend Increase
Analyst Revision
ADBE
Adobe
2.2375 of 5 stars
$657.00
-1.5%
$684.32
-4.2%
N/A$312.99B$12.87B56.9322,516
CRM
salesforce.com
1.9902 of 5 stars
$297.13
-1.1%
$314.21
-5.7%
N/A$290.89B$21.25B119.3356,606Insider Selling
PYPL
PayPal
2.7642 of 5 stars
$243.85
-1.2%
$320.51
-31.4%
N/A$286.53B$21.45B59.4826,500Analyst Revision
ORCL
Oracle
3.1198 of 5 stars
$97.60
-0.3%
$82.32
-15.7%
N/A$267.25B$40.48B21.36135,000
CSCO
Cisco Systems
3.2333 of 5 stars
$56.18
-1.9%
$60.79
-8.2%
N/A$236.95B$49.82B22.4777,500
VZ
Verizon Communications
3.2998 of 5 stars
$52.91
-0.6%
$60.00
-13.4%
N/A$219.05B$128.29B10.95132,200Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
AVGO
Broadcom
3.1905 of 5 stars
$529.65
-1.4%
$556.12
-5.0%
N/A$218.01B$23.89B39.2921,000
INTC
Intel
2.7679 of 5 stars
$48.09
-2.7%
$56.39
-17.3%
N/A$195.10B$77.87B10.69110,600Earnings Report
Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
TXN
Texas Instruments
2.6774 of 5 stars
$198.38
-0.9%
$208.00
-4.8%
N/A$183.15B$14.46B27.672,020
T
AT&T
2.7298 of 5 stars
$25.51
-0.5%
$30.42
-19.2%
N/A$182.14B$171.76B-82.292,020Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
SAP
SAP
2.0443 of 5 stars
$146.37
-1.1%
$122.00
-16.6%
N/A$179.82B$31.23B24.72102,430
SHOP
Shopify
1.9831 of 5 stars
$1,393.00
-2.3%
$1,646.41
-18.2%
+38.9%$173.79B$2.93B71.927,000Upcoming Earnings
INTU
Intuit
2.8087 of 5 stars
$609.71
-1.2%
$555.80
-8.8%
N/A$166.51B$9.63B81.4010,600
AMD
Advanced Micro Devices
2.3235 of 5 stars
$125.29
-2.3%
$107.36
-14.3%
N/A$151.97B$9.76B44.7512,600News Coverage
QCOM
QUALCOMM
3.444 of 5 stars
$132.11
-0.1%
$168.04
-27.2%
N/A$149.02B$23.53B16.512,019
TMUS
T-Mobile US
2.5128 of 5 stars
$117.94
-1.7%
$165.36
-40.2%
N/A$147.19B$68.40B37.8075,000Upcoming Earnings
NOW
ServiceNow
2.375 of 5 stars
$688.15
-0.1%
$662.13
-3.8%
N/A$136.32B$4.52B819.2413,096Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
SQ
Square
2.4957 of 5 stars
$267.88
-2.2%
$290.71
-8.5%
N/A$123.14B$9.50B234.985,477Insider Selling
AMAT
Applied Materials
3.1343 of 5 stars
$134.05
-1.3%
$151.89
-13.3%
N/A$121.04B$17.20B23.312,020
IBM
International Business Machines
2.6177 of 5 stars
$127.54
-0.1%
$157.43
-23.4%
N/A$114.32B$73.62B21.51345,900Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
ABNB
Airbnb
1.948 of 5 stars
$170.80
-0.9%
$172.97
-1.3%
N/A$107.37B$3.38B-11.005,597Analyst Report
SNOW
Snowflake
2.0701 of 5 stars
$342.96
-0.4%
$307.65
-10.3%
N/A$103.20B$592.05M-112.452,495
INFY
Infosys
2.21 of 5 stars
$22.79
-0.6%
$21.56
-5.4%
N/A$96.67B$13.56B35.062,021
UBER
Uber Technologies
2.223 of 5 stars
$46.94
-2.6%
$68.88
-46.7%
N/A$90.96B$11.14B-73.3422,800
SNAP
Snap
2.2187 of 5 stars
$55.59
-2.0%
$77.13
-38.7%
N/A$87.89B$2.51B-109.003,863Earnings Report
Analyst Report
News Coverage
DELL
Dell Technologies
2.189 of 5 stars
$111.68
-0.5%
$107.73
-3.5%
N/A$85.45B$94.22B23.12158,000
ZM
Zoom Video Communications
2.2182 of 5 stars
$285.08
-1.9%
$371.89
-30.5%
N/A$84.71B$2.65B86.134,422
LRCX
Lam Research
3.2 of 5 stars
$552.16
-0.0%
$682.86
-23.7%
N/A$78.38B$14.63B20.5011,300Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
MU
Micron Technology
3.4552 of 5 stars
$69.06
-0.4%
$102.27
-48.1%
N/A$77.25B$21.44B19.022,020Analyst Report
DASH
DoorDash
2.0456 of 5 stars
$216.09
-0.1%
$199.65
-7.6%
N/A$73.03B$2.89B-29.243,886
WDAY
Workday
2.226 of 5 stars
$283.78
-0.6%
$305.00
-7.5%
N/A$70.38B$4.32B-1,576.4712,500
ADSK
Autodesk
2.2995 of 5 stars
$313.26
-0.5%
$333.56
-6.5%
N/A$68.87B$3.79B53.0111,500
VMW
VMware
1.9188 of 5 stars
$162.12
-0.7%
$171.58
-5.8%
N/A$67.89B$11.77B33.292,021
NTES
NetEase
2.7873 of 5 stars
$101.21
-1.3%
$130.00
-28.4%
N/A$67.80B$11.29B37.9128,239
CRWD
CrowdStrike
2.1139 of 5 stars
$295.82
-5.3%
$291.65
-1.4%
N/A$67.50B$874.44M-356.413,394
ADI
Analog Devices
3.3188 of 5 stars
$181.15
-0.3%
$184.96
-2.1%
N/A$66.70B$5.60B39.6415,900
TWLO
Twilio
2.3518 of 5 stars
$361.29
-0.9%
$469.26
-29.9%
N/A$64.00B$1.76B-80.834,629Upcoming Earnings
RELX
Relx
1.7015 of 5 stars
$30.92
-0.5%
N/AN/A$59.79B$9.13B30.3133,200
TEAM
Atlassian
2.1099 of 5 stars
$428.28
-0.2%
$340.71
-20.4%
N/A$58.81B$2.09B-152.964,907Upcoming Earnings
NET
Cloudflare
2.4048 of 5 stars
$188.11
-0.7%
$127.50
-32.2%
N/A$58.77B$431.06M-418.011,788Analyst Report
AMX
América Móvil
2.2248 of 5 stars
$17.63
-1.2%
$19.67
-11.6%
N/A$58.27B$49.54B11.99186,851Dividend Cut
BIDU
Baidu
2.8393 of 5 stars
$171.85
-2.1%
$292.61
-70.3%
N/A$57.68B$16.41B8.962,020
MSCI
MSCI
2.6545 of 5 stars
$656.46
-0.7%
$621.50
-5.3%
N/A$54.12B$1.70B78.343,633Earnings Report
This page was last updated on 10/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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