Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has grabbed attention from the analysts, when it saw a value decrease of -0.17% or -0.31 points in the last trading session to close at $177.51. A total of 8.04 Million shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade compared with its average trading volume of 19.06 Million shares, while its relative volume stands at 0.42. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a market cap of $507.48 Billion and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated 2.86 Billion.
Shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) currently have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 1.41, number of Recs in ABR is 33 while industry rank of the company by ABR is 174 out of 25. Out of the analyst recommendations 17 rate Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stock a Buy, 19 rate the stock Outperform, 7 rate Hold, 1 rate Underperform and 0 recommend a Sell.
Taking a glance at where the stock might be directed in the future, on a consensus basis, the sell-side has a 52 week price target of $197.14 on the stock, this valuation is based on 43 number of opinions. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $296 while the most conventional has $120 target price.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) as of recent trade, has shown weekly upbeat performance of 0.85% which was maintained at 2.39% in 1-month period. During the past three months the stock gain 23.1%, bringing six months performance to 12.42%. Yearly performance of the stock shows a bullish trend of 6.73% while year-to-date (YTD) performance reflected 35.41% positive outlook.
While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has trailing twelve month Return on Assets of 24%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 27.5% and a Return on Investment of 25.8%. ROI is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.
While having a peek at profitability ratios Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 83.2%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 44.6% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at 39.6%.
However looking at valuation ratios the stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 1.43 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 23.42. The company’s forward price to earnings ratio for next fiscal year is 20. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 33.04. Its beta value stands at 0.89.
The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 7.2 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 7.2. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.