Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares traded 1.19% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $144.23. The stock exchanged hands 22.21 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 26.9 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $407.67 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $186.97 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 49 opinions.
Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) high price target of $275 and with a conservative view have low price target of $115.
Tigress Financial “Reiterates” Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) in a research note issued to investors on 12/20/18 to Buy with price target of $0.
Additionally on 12/06/18 Guggenheim “Initiates Coverage On” Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) to Neutral setting price target at $150 and on 12/06/18 Stifel Nicolaus “Downgrades” the stock to Hold at $150. Furthermore on 11/01/18 Argus “Maintained” the stock to Buy at $206.
On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 56.48 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 5.57, Consequently Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 3.00%, 4.24% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 0.69.
In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.1. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.
According to analysts Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $1.91 and can go high up to $2.39. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $2.19 derived from a total of 41 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $1.44 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.
Previously Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) reported $1.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.29. The company posted an earnings surprise of 19.7%.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $16.4 Billion according to 41 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $16.94 Billion in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $16.11 Billion. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $55.36 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $55.03 Billion and high estimates of $56.74 Billion according to 46 number of analysts.
Currently Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s shares owned by insiders are 1.27%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 72.6%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -20.31%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 0.02%.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $51.9 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 7.86. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $27.85 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 5.18, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $14.58, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 9.89. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 1.09 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 19.47.