Analytical Preview of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)

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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Provides A Social Networking Platform Enabling Members To Stay Connected With Friends And Family Via Facebook.Com. Belonging to the Computer and Technology sector which surged 0.14% and closed its last trading session at $128.27.

The company reported its last EPS on 6/30/2016 and is expected to report its next EPS on 11/2/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $155.74.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 1.27. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 1.27 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 1.26 and 1.18 respectively.

Facebook, Inc. on 6/30/2016 reported its EPS as $0.97 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $0.82. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.15. This shows a surprise factor of 18.3%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on Facebook, Inc. Earnings, with 40 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $0.96. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $1.04 and $0.79 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.57.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for Facebook, Inc. as $6.9 Billion in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 39 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 7.19 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 6.51 Billion. The company’s last year sales total was 4.5 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Facebook, Inc. is 68.4%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is 57%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of 68.98% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is 35.39%.

The Company got Initiated by Loop Capital on 23-Sep-16 to Buy.

Insider Trades for Facebook, Inc. show that the latest trade was made on 26 Sep 2016 where Koum (Jan), the Director completed a transaction type “Sell” in which 257507 shares were traded at a price of $128.7.

65 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 2076910 shares traded.

43 analysts projected Price Targets for Facebook, Inc. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $185. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $80 and the Mean Price Target is $155.74.

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has the market capitalization of $367.83 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $131.98 on Sep 7, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $89.37 on Jan 20, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 11.8 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 13.1% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.4 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of 22.56 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 0.78 and ATR value of 1.62. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 1.08% and 1.28%.

Company profile:

Facebook Inc. operates a social networking website worldwide. The Company’s products for users are free of charge and available on the Web, mobile Web, and mobile platforms, such as Android and iOS. Its website enables users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other. The Facebook Platform is a set of tools and application programming interfaces that developers can use to build social apps on Facebook or to integrate their Websites with Facebook. It offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with its users. Facebook Inc. is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.