Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB): A look at the Stock Performance Today and Where it Could be Headed


Shares of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) are trading +0.2518% at the time of writing and in the range of $127.4500 – 128.5700 for the current session. 

On a consensus level, sell-side research analysts have a consensus price target of $155.7400 on the stock. This is the average of the individual targets from the covering analysts polled by Thomson Reuters First Call. Analysts are projecting that the company will report earnings per share of $1.2400 for next quarter. For the current year, research firms are anticipating earnings of $3.9400 per share.

Technical Look
On a technical level the stock has a 50 Day Moving Average of $126.8190. Based on a recent trade, this puts the equity at +1.2565% away from that average. In comparing the stock’s current level to its extended history, the stock is trading -2.7031% away from its 52 week high of $131.9800 and +45.3123% away from the stock’s low point over the past 52 weeks, which was $88.3700.

The price to earnings ratio, or the valuation ratio of a company’s current share price compared to its per-share earnings sits at 61.3827. This is an important indicator as a higher ratio typically suggests that investors are expecting higher future earnings growth compared to companies in the same industry with lower price to earnings ratios. When calculating in the EPS estimates for the current year from sell-side analysts, the Price to current year EPS stands at 32.5920. Investors looking further ahead, will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 25.3279.

Today the stock opened the current trading session at $128.1300 and at the time of writing the last Bid was at $128.4125. In the current session the stock reached as high as $128.5700 and dipped down to $127.4500. Facebook, Inc., a NMS listed company, has a current market cap of 368.76B and on average over the past 3 months has seen 19016300 shares trade hands on a daily basis.

Analyst recommendations and estimates are for informational purposes only and should be used along with a number of other factors when considering an investment position. Part of the data in this report is derived from Zacks Research, Yahoo Finance and Thomson Reuters.  Ratings and estimates change daily and thus the numbers may differ slightly if a new report has been issued within the last 24-hours.  The consensus numbers take into account the reports from over 160 brokerage firms.  The job of analysts is to issue recommendations for their clients, and not typically for the general public.  Analyst forecasts, earnings estimates and price target projections are issued to help their clients make money through stock investments.  We in no way are suggesting that readers make any decision on Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) based on the information in this report. 

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