Stock in Limelight: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) share price soared 0.58% or 0.81 points to reach at $140.34 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $139.79 – $141.02 during previous trading session. A total of 16.66M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 15.30M shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a market capitalization of $406.60B and most recently 2.35B outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is at 66.86.

According to sentiments of 41 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $160.20. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $180.00 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $98.00.

The consensus means EPS for the current quarter is at $1.11 derived from a total of 38 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $0.9 and can go high up to $1.33. However a year ago during same quarter Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) reported $0.77 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $1.3 per share according to consensus of 37 analysts.

According to sentiments of 36 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $7.81B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $7.51B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $8.29B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.63 on the shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Out of rating recommendations 22 have given the stock a Buy while 20 recommend the stock as Outperform. 3 have given the stock a Hold rating, 1 as Underperform and 0 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) distance from 20 day simple moving average is 1.54% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 4.62% along with 12.00% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

An important factor to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares were trading -1.38% below from the 52-week high mark of $142.31 and 32.01% above from the 52-week bottom of $106.31. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 03/21/17, and 52-week low price on 04/27/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 0.36% in the past one week and soared 3.68% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 17.89% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 7.89% while yearly performance of the company advanced 24.14%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 21.98%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 17.50%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 19.30% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of 17.10%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 1.52, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 1.39%, 1.04% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 0.69.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 34.91. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 12.00 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 12.00. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.00 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.00.

Insider Trading: A brief outlook on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) exchanged hands 15,460,800 shares versus average trading capacity of 18.02M shares, while its relative trading volume is 0.86. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total market worth is $401.02B along with 2.35B outstanding shares.

Insiders has most recently took part in a trading activity, Cox Christopher K, Chief Product Officer of the company in a transaction that occurred 3/7/2017 sold 14,200 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $137.68, for a total value of $1,955,025. Subsequent to the transaction Cox Christopher K owned a total of 191,688 shares of the stock.

In a separate transaction on 3/7/2017, Stretch Colin, VP and General Counsel sold 750 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $137.57, for a total worth of $103,175. Succeeding to the transaction Stretch Colin owned overall 85,830 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Cox Christopher K, Chief Product Officer sold 1,800 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 3/7/2017. At a price of $138.16, the stock was sold for an entire value of $248,680. Consequent to the transaction Cox Christopher K owned a total of 189,888 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.10% shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) are owned by insiders with -85.36% six-month change in the insider ownership. The insider filler data counts the number of monthly positions over 3 month and 12 month time spans. For Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) total 78 number of trades held during last 3 months and 390 during last 12 months, out of them 25 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 114 buys in last 12 months. Whereas 53 numbers of sells held in last 3 months and 276 sells over the past 12 months.

For the duration of last three months Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total number of shares bought are 5,475,077 and sold 7,741,064 from a total of 13,216,141 traded shares. During last twelve months 26,048,049 number of shares bought and 66,991,587 sold from a total of 93,039,636 shares traded. A net activity of 2,265,987 took place in the course of three months, while 40,943,538 during last twelve months. Insider trading information is derived from Forms 3 and 4 filings are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) ended last trading session at the price of $138.24 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $159.46 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 02/07/17. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s highest estimates of price target are $180.00 and low forecast is $98.00 based on the opinion of 41 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 11.76. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.27 based on calls of 30 experts.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 4/26/17. The company is expected to release $1.11 EPS during current quarter according to 39 analysts whereas the company reported $0.77 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $0.9 and high estimate of $1.33. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $7.8B according to 37 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $7.44B and highest revenue estimates are $8.29B. A year ago the company’s sales were $5.38B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 45.00%. Past 5 years growth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) observed at 70.10%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 23.50%.

Insider Trading and Recommendation Alert: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) exchanged hands 15,877,687 shares versus average trading capacity of 18.92M shares, while its relative trading volume is 0.05. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total market worth is $402.65B along with 2.35B outstanding shares.

Insiders has most recently took part in a trading activity, Zuckerberg Mark, COB and CEO of the company in a transaction that occurred 2/28/2017 sold 200 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $136.80, for a total value of $27,359.

In a separate transaction on 2/28/2017, Zuckerberg Mark, COB and CEO sold 38,610 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $136.08, for a total worth of $5,254,157. Succeeding to the transaction Zuckerberg Mark owned overall 200 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Zuckerberg Mark, COB and CEO sold 34,808 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 2/28/2017. At a price of $135.56, the stock was sold for an entire value of $4,718,419. Consequent to the transaction Zuckerberg Mark owned a total of 38,810 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.10% shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) are owned by insiders with -86.42% six-month change in the insider ownership. The insider filler data counts the number of monthly positions over 3 month and 12 month time spans. For Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) total 74 number of trades held during last 3 months and 388 during last 12 months, out of them 23 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 113 buys in last 12 months. Whereas 51 numbers of sells held in last 3 months and 275 sells over the past 12 months.

For the duration of last three months Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total number of shares bought are 5,568,372 and sold 7,432,284 from a total of 13,000,656 traded shares. During last twelve months 25,816,147 number of shares bought and 67,840,236 sold from a total of 93,656,383 shares traded. A net activity of 1,863,912 took place in the course of three months, while 42,024,089 during last twelve months. Insider trading information is derived from Forms 3 and 4 filings are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) ended last trading session at the price of $137.42 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $159.00 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 02/07/17. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s highest estimates of price target are $180.00 and low forecast is $98.00 based on the opinion of 42 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 11.76. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.27 based on calls of 30 experts.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 4/26/17. The company is expected to release $1.11 EPS during current quarter according to 39 analysts whereas the company reported $0.77 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $0.9 and high estimate of $1.33. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $7.8B according to 37 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $7.44B and highest revenue estimates are $8.29B. A year ago the company’s sales were $5.38B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 45.00%. Past 5 years growth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) observed at 70.10%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 23.50%.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) to Report Quarterly Earnings: What’s in the Cards?

Shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) jumped 2.23% to reach at $133.23 during previous trading session. The company has experienced volume of 42,482,700 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 23.31M share.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) on February 2, 2017 reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016.

Full Year 2016 Operational Highlights:

  • Daily active users (DAUs) – DAUs were 1.23 billion on average for December 2016, an increase of 18% year-over-year.
  • Mobile DAUs – Mobile DAUs were 1.15 billion on average for December 2016, an increase of 23% year-over-year.
  • Monthly active users (MAUs) – MAUs were 1.86 billion as of December 31, 2016, an increase of 17% year-over-year.
  • Mobile MAUs – Mobile MAUs were 1.74 billion as of December 31, 2016, an increase of 21% year-over-year.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Other Financial Highlights:

  • Mobile advertising revenue – Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 84% of advertising revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016, up from approximately 80% of advertising revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Capital expenditures – Capital expenditures for the full year 2016 were $4.49 billion.
  • Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities – Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities were $29.45 billion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) holds the market capitalization of $382.06B along with 2.34B outstanding shares. During the last trade, stock’s minimum price has been reached out at $130.68 while the maximum trading price moved at $133.49. Currently the stock price is moving -0.20% off from the highest level of twelve months and +37.61% above from twelve months low. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) marked 52-week highest price level of $133.50 on 10/25/16 and 52-week lowest price level of $96.82 on 02/09/16. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $153.91 based on calls of 43 experts. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $98.00 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $180.00.

As of current trade, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has shown weekly upbeat performance of 1.33%. Its six months performance indicated a bullish movement while its yearly performance reflected a positive trend of 16.25%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock illustrate upbeat trend of 15.80%. Shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) currently have an ABR of 1.25, derived from a total of 32 opinions. The company’s price sits 9.31% above from its 50-day moving average of $123.90 and 9.37% above from the stock’s 200-day moving average of $124.54. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 73.59 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 2.01. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 1.46%, 1.57% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 0.71.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) currently has a PEG ratio of 1.45 where as its P/E ratio is 51.42. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 15.57 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 7.07, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 14.69. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 44.28. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 11.70 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 11.70. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.00 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.00. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a Return on Assets of 13.80%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 15.30% and Return on Investment of 8.40%.

Earnings Estimates Highlights: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) plunged -0.50% or -0.66 points during previous trade after opening at the price of $130.17, a total of 19.79M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 17.50M shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $372.19B and it has 2.34B outstanding shares.

According to consensus agreement of 40 analysts Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) will report earnings per share of $1.31 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 2/1/17 After Market Close. The stock added almost 3.0% in price since last earning report, when its share price was $127.17. For the current quarter the company has highest EPS estimates of $1.41 and low forecast is $1.13. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $0.79 earnings per share.

Earnings reaction history indicates that share price went up 10 times out of last 17 quarters. In Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s last 12 earnings reports, it has beaten EPS estimates 58% of the time. However it has meet the estimates 1 time and missed 4 times.

If we have a peek on EPS and surprise factor history during last four quarters, for the previous quarter ended on 9/2016, the consensus mean EPS was $0.77 while Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) reported $0.88 EPS on 11/2/2016 After Market Close with a difference of 0.11 marking a surprise factor of 14.29%. The stock’s next day closing price was $120.00 with the loss of -5.64% in its share price. On seventh day of the earnings report price change of the stock was -3.14%.

Previously for the quarter ended on 6/2016, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s expected mean EPS was $0.62, the company reported its quarterly earnings per share of $0.76 on 7/27/2016 After Market Close, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate by 0.14 with surprise factor of 22.58%. The stock’s closing price was $125.00 with the gain of 1.35% in its share price on the day following the earning announcement. However price change of the stock was -0.67% on seventh day of the earnings report.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s mean EPS estimate was $0.44 for the quarter ended on 3/2016, while it reported EPS of $0.57 on 4/27/2016 After Market Close, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate by 0.13 with surprise factor of 29.55%. On next day when data was publically announced, the stock’s closing price was $116.73 with 7.20% gain in its share price. On seventh day of the earnings report price change of the stock was up 8.42%.

Back on 1/27/2016 the company’s estimated EPS value was $0.50 and it reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter ended on 12/2015. The company posted a positive surprise factor of 18.00% by 0.09.

Average EPS forecast for the current year is $4.14 according to 45 analysts making projections for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $4.25 while the conservative estimates kept at $3.84 over the current year. Having a look at the historical EPS report, the company attained $2.28 EPS for the previous year. While revenue estimates for the current year is $27.35B, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) setting the highest revenues estimates of $27.74B and indicating lowest revenues at $26.99B according to agreement of 43 number of analysts. Current quarter revenue movements show that, the company has set average revenue estimates of $8.51B covering forecast of 37 analysts. The company indicates a peak revenue level of $8.71B and $8.16B at bottom level.

Having a glance at growth estimates of the company, it has current quarter growth estimates of 65.80% whereas for next quarter it has 39.00% estimations over growth. Its forecasts over growth are 81.60% during current year while analysts’ growth estimation for the next year is 25.80%. Past 5 years growth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) observed at 68.85%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 36.19%.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) reached at $130.32 price level during last trade its distance from 20 days simple moving average is 3.38%, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is 7.17% while it has a distance of 7.07% from the 200 days simple moving average. One year trading price range hit the peak level of $133.50 and touched the lowest level of $96.82. The company’s distance from 52-week high price is -2.38% and current price is above +34.60% from 52-week low price.

Insider Trading: A brief outlook on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) exchanged hands 15,130,100 shares versus average trading capacity of 22.78M shares, while its relative trading volume is 0.66. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total market worth is $374.14B along with 2.34B outstanding shares.

Insiders has most recently took part in a trading activity, Stretch Colin, VP and General Counsel of the company in a transaction that occurred 1/24/2017 sold 750 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $129.47, for a total value of $97,105. Subsequent to the transaction Stretch Colin owned a total of 76,209 shares of the stock.

In a separate transaction on 1/20/2017, Cox Christopher K, Chief Product Officer sold 16,000 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $128.16, for a total worth of $2,050,562. Succeeding to the transaction Cox Christopher K owned overall 169,938 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Sandberg Sheryl, Chief Operating Officer sold 47,302 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 1/18/2017. At a price of $127.49, the stock was sold for an entire value of $6,030,329. Consequent to the transaction Sandberg Sheryl owned a total of 2,859,494 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.20% shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) are owned by insiders with -79.55% six-month change in the insider ownership. The insider filler data counts the number of monthly positions over 3 month and 12 month time spans. For Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) total 98 number of trades held during last 3 months and 399 during last 12 months, out of them 31 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 115 buys in last 12 months. Whereas 67 numbers of sells held in last 3 months and 284 sells over the past 12 months.

For the duration of last three months Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total number of shares bought are 8,973,495 and sold 11,899,244 from a total of 20,872,739 traded shares. During last twelve months 27,481,810 number of shares bought and 73,326,180 sold from a total of 100,807,990 shares traded. A net activity of 2,925,749 took place in the course of three months, while 45,844,370 during last twelve months. Insider trading information is derived from Forms 3 and 4 filings are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) ended last trading session at the price of $129.37 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $153.72 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 01/24/17. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s highest estimates of price target are $180.00 and low forecast is $90.00 based on the opinion of 43 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 10.86. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.27 based on calls of 33 experts.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 2/1/17 After Market Close. The company is expected to release $1.31 EPS during current quarter according to 40 analysts whereas the company reported $0.79 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $1.13 and high estimate of $1.4. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $8.49B according to 38 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $8.16B and highest revenue estimates are $8.71B. A year ago the company’s sales were $5.84B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 45.40%. Past 5 years growth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) observed at 68.85%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 35.45%.

Eye-Catching Stock: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) share price plunged -0.40% or -0.51 points to reach at $127.04 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $126.78 – $128.48 during previous trading session. A total of 19.10M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 18.37M shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a market capitalization of $364.69B and most recently 2.34B outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is at 67.15.

According to sentiments of 43 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $153.72. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $180.00 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $90.00.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $1.31 derived from a total of 40 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $1.13 and can go high up to $1.4. However a year ago during same quarter Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) reported $0.79 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $1.07 per share according to consensus of 30 analysts.

According to sentiments of 38 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $8.49B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $8.16B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $8.71B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.65 on the shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Out of rating recommendations 22 have given the stock a Buy while 23 recommend the stock as Outperform. 3 have given the stock a Hold rating, 1 as Underperform and 0 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 4.46% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 5.71% along with 4.95% distance from 200 day simple moving average.

Important factors to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares were trading -4.84% below from the 52-week high mark of $133.50 and +42.15% above from the 52-week bottom of $89.37. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 10/25/16, and 52-week low price on 01/27/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 0.33% in the past one week and soared 6.54% during previous one month drive, the stock went down -2.36% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 5.33% while yearly performance of the company advanced 34.92%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 10.42%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 13.80%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 15.30% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.40%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 1.94, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 1.11%, 1.49% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 0.68.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 41.66. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 11.70 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 11.70. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.00 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.00.

How Big Insider Trading Can Impact Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Stock?

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) exchanged hands 18,561,300 shares versus average trading capacity of 22.52M shares, while its relative trading volume is 0.83. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total market worth is $370.05B along with 2.34B outstanding shares.

Insiders has most recently took part in a trading activity, Schroepfer Michael Todd, Chief Technology Officer of the company in a transaction that occurred 1/10/2017 sold 37,994 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $124.79, for a total value of $4,741,408. Subsequent to the transaction Schroepfer Michael Todd owned a total of 462,343 shares of the stock.

In a separate transaction on 1/10/2017, Stretch Colin, VP and General Counsel sold 750 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $124.82, for a total worth of $93,615. Succeeding to the transaction Stretch Colin owned overall 77,709 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Cox Christopher K, Chief Product Officer sold 7,300 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 1/6/2017. At a price of $121.46, the stock was sold for an entire value of $886,643. Consequent to the transaction Cox Christopher K owned a total of 360,738 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.20% shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) are owned by insiders with -81.21% six-month change in the insider ownership. The insider filler data counts the number of monthly positions over 3 month and 12 month time spans. For Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) total 100 number of trades held during last 3 months and 397 during last 12 months, out of them 31 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 115 buys in last 12 months. Whereas 69 numbers of sells held in last 3 months and 282 sells over the past 12 months.

For the duration of last three months Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total number of shares bought are 9,012,048 and sold 13,556,382 from a total of 22,568,430 traded shares. During last twelve months 27,376,968 number of shares bought and 72,957,722 sold from a total of 100,334,690 shares traded. A net activity of 4,544,334 took place in the course of three months, while 45,580,754 during last twelve months. Insider trading information is derived from Forms 3 and 4 filings are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) ended last trading session at the price of $126.62 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $153.57 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 01/10/17. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s highest estimates of price target are $180.00 and low forecast is $90.00 based on the opinion of 42 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 11.87. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.31 based on calls of 32 experts.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 2/1/17 After Market Close. The company is expected to release $1.3 EPS during current quarter according to 39 analysts whereas the company reported $0.79 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $1.13 and high estimate of $1.4. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $8.48B according to 37 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $8.16B and highest revenue estimates are $8.71B. A year ago the company’s sales were $5.84B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 45.20%. Past 5 years growth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) observed at 68.85%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 35.45%.

Stock Grabbing Investor’s Attention: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) share price plunged -0.44% or -0.55 points to reach at $124.35 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $124.28 – $125.50 during previous trading session. A total of 17,247,300 shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 22.38M shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a market capitalization of $356.82B and most recently 2.34B outstanding shares have been calculated.

In terms of market analysis and trading signals, RSI moving above the horizontal 30 reference level is viewed as a bullish indicator, while the RSI moving below the horizontal 70 reference level is seen to be a bearish indicator. Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely, movements under 30 reflect oversold conditions.

Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is at 63.32.

According to sentiments of 42 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $154.36. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $180.00 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $90.00.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $1.3 derived from a total of 39 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $1.13 and can go high up to $1.4. However a year ago during same quarter Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) reported $0.79 EPS.

For the upcoming quarter, initial predictions are anticipating that the company will post earnings of $1.07 per share according to consensus of 30 analysts.

According to sentiments of 37 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $8.47B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $8.12B while the bullish revenue forecast has been figured out at $8.71B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.67 on the shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Out of rating recommendations 21 have given the stock a Buy while 23 recommend the stock as Outperform. 3 have given the stock a Hold rating, 1 as Underperform and 1 as Sell.

On technical side, moving averages may help to distinguish direction of tendencies, and they might also be used to set levels of sustenance and resistance. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 4.44 % whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 3.46 % along with 3.11 % distance from 200 day simple moving average.

Important factors to consider when evaluating a stock’s current and future value are the 52 week price high and low levels. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares were trading -6.85% below from the 52-week high mark of $133.50 and +39.14% above from the 52-week bottom of $89.37. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 10/25/16, and 52-week low price on 01/20/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has climbed 6.41% in the past one week and soared 4.57% during previous one month drive, the stock went down -4.52% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 5.44% while yearly performance of the company advanced 27.53%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 8.08%.

While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 13.80%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 15.30% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.40%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 2.24, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 2.08%, 1.73% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 0.68.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 40.42. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 11.70 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 11.70. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 0.00 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 0.00.

Analysts’ Recommendations and Insider’s Trading Activity: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) exchanged hands 22.88M shares versus average trading capacity of 19.62M shares, while its relative trading volume is 1.03. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total market worth is $368.16B along with 2.34B outstanding shares.

Insiders has most recently took part in a trading activity, Stretch Colin, VP and General Counsel of the company in a transaction that occurred 1/3/2017 sold 750 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $117.69, for a total value of $88,268. Subsequent to the transaction Stretch Colin owned a total of 78,459 shares of the stock.

In a separate transaction on 12/27/2016, Stretch Colin, VP and General Counsel sold 650 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $118.26, for a total worth of $76,867. Succeeding to the transaction Stretch Colin owned overall 79,209 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Cox Christopher K, Chief Product Officer sold 15,600 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 12/27/2016. At a price of $117.11, the stock was sold for an entire value of $1,826,916. Consequent to the transaction Cox Christopher K owned a total of 376,738 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.20% shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) are owned by insiders with -81.19% six-month change in the insider ownership. The insider filler data counts the number of monthly positions over 3 month and 12 month time spans. For Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) total 101 number of trades held during last 3 months and 395 during last 12 months, out of them 32 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 114 buys in last 12 months. Whereas 69 numbers of sells held in last 3 months and 281 sells over the past 12 months.

For the duration of last three months Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total number of shares bought are 9,700,270 and sold 14,172,008 from a total of 23,872,278 traded shares. During last twelve months 27,324,564 number of shares bought and 72,833,722 sold from a total of 100,158,286 shares traded. A net activity of 4,471,738 took place in the course of three months, while 45,509,158 during last twelve months. Insider trading information is derived from Forms 3 and 4 filings are filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) ended last trading session at the price of $124.90 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $154.36 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 01/03/17. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s highest estimates of price target are $180.00 and low forecast is $90.00 based on the opinion of 42 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 11.87. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.31 based on calls of 32 experts.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 2/1/17 After Market Close. The company is expected to release $1.3 EPS during current quarter according to 39 analysts whereas the company reported $0.79 EPS during same quarter a year ago. For the current quarter the stock has a lowest EPS estimates of $1.13 and high estimate of $1.4. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $8.46B according to 37 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $8.12B and highest revenue estimates are $8.71B. A year ago the company’s sales were $5.84B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 44.90%. Past 5 years growth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) observed at 68.85%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 34.84%.