Analysts Review on: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) soared 0.04% during previous trade, a total of 13.15M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 19.04M shares whereas its relative volume is 0.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $367.34B along with 2.34B outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $128.43 and touched the lowest level of $126.84.

Most recently Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s price target was revised on 01/13/17 and according to 42 analysts stock’s price will reach at $153.67 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 11.87. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $90 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $180, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 41% from its latest closing price of $127.92.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, two weeks ago Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s price target was revised on 12/19/16 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $185 while the bearish estimates kept at $130 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $157.53, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 12.36.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 1.28. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 32 brokerage recommendations 26 rate Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stock a Strong Buy,3 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 3 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 0 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 1/13/17 the stock of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) upgraded by Raymond James from Outperform to Strong Buy. However previously on 7/28/16 it was downgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt from Buy to Neutral. A research note issued on 7/22/2016 the stock was downgraded by BTIG Research from Buy to Neutral.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) performance over the past one year soared 34.29% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bullish trend of 11.19%. During the last six months the stock climbed 6.06%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 0.30% while its last one month trend is positive with 6.10%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed up trend of 2.87%.

The company’s price sits 6.70% above from its 50-day moving average of $119.88 and 5.81% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $123.57. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares are currently trading -4.18% away from the 52-week high price of $133.50 and +43.14% far from the 52-week low price of $89.37.

According to consensus agreement of 39 analysts Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) will report earnings per share of $1.3 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 2/1/17 After Market Close. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $1.4 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $1.13. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $0.79 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) set at $4.1 according to the sentiments of 45 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $3.14 and highest earnings estimates are $4.25.

According to 37 analysts, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $8.49B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $8.71B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $8.16B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $27.31B compared to low analyst estimates of $26.85B and high estimates of $27.74B according to the projection of 43 analysts.

Analyst Recommendations Roundup: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) rose 1.36% during previous trade. Raymond James issued rating on the stock of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) in a research note issued to investors on Jan-13-17, the stock received “Upgrade” rating from Outperform to Strong Buy at $160. Additionally Aegis Capital issued their verdict on the stock of the company, on record date of Jan-03-17the stock was “Initiated” as Buy at $150 besides that on Dec-01-16 Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) was “Reiterated” by Canaccord Genuity as Buy from $160 to $150. Furthermore on Nov-03-16 the stock was “Reiterated” by Mizuho as Buy from $150 to $146.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares ended last trading session at the price of $128.34 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 and low forecast is $90 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, where 25 brokers polls the stock a Strong Buy, 4 suggest the stock a Buy, 3 suggest Hold, 0 are rating the stock as Sell while 0 as Strong Sell.

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 for 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 lowest EPS estimates of $1.13 and high estimate of $1.4. For the current year Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has set to release EPS of $4.1 as per the sentiments of 45 analysts, however according to 47 analysts, the company expected to release $5.18 EPS for next year.

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%. For the next quarter the company has anticipated average revenues of $7.63B, according to the sentiments of 30 analysts. For the current year the company has fixed $27.31B revenues, as per the opinion of 43 analysts. For the current year the company has low revenue estimates of $26.85B in contradiction of high revenue estimates of $27.84B. Whereas for the next year revenues are set at $36.66B by 45 analysts.

The stock exchanged hands 24.88M shares versus average trading capacity of 20.15M shares, while its shares’ total market worth is $376.50B along with 2.34B outstanding shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares were trading -3.87% below from the 52-week high price mark of $133.50 and +43.61% above from the 52-week price bottom of $89.37. However the company observed 52 week high price on 10/25/16 and witnessed 52 week low price on 01/20/16. The company’s price sits 7.04% above from its 50-day moving average of $119.67 and 6.27% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $123.36. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve month stands at 14.66, whereas its price to book ratio for most recent quarter sits at 6.81. However the company’s price to cash per share for most recent quarter stands at 13.84. Its price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 41.71.

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%.

Insider Activity and Analysts’ Reviews in Limelight: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) exchanged hands 18,600,100 shares versus average trading capacity of 21.61M shares, while its relative trading volume is 0.86. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total market worth is $327.89B along with 2.34B 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 12/27/2016 sold 15,600 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $117.11, for a total value of $1,826,916. Subsequent to the transaction Cox Christopher K owned a total of 376,738 shares of the stock.

In a separate transaction on 12/27/2016, Stretch Colin, VP and Generel Councel sold 100 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $117.08, for a total worth of $11,708. Succeeding to the transaction Stretch Colin owned overall 79,859 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Stretch Colin, VP and Generel Councel sold 650 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 12/27/2016. At a price of $118.26, the stock was sold for an entire value of $76,867. Consequent to the transaction Stretch Colin owned a total of 79,209 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.20% shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) are owned by insiders with -80.87% 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 104 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 72 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 15,191,622 from a total of 24,891,892 traded shares. During last twelve months 27,324,564 number of shares bought and 72,833,972 sold from a total of 100,158,536 shares traded. A net activity of 5,491,352 took place in the course of three months, while 45,509,408 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 $115.05 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $155.56 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 12/19/16. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s highest estimates of price target are $185.00 and low forecast is $90.00 based on the opinion of 41 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 12.36. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.32 based on calls of 31 experts.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 1/25/17. The company is expected to release $1.3 EPS during current quarter according to 38 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 $1.44. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $8.47B according to 36 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $8.12B and highest revenue estimates are $8.9B. A year ago the company’s sales were $5.84B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 45.00%. 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%.

Stock under Radar: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) share price plunged -1.12% or -1.30 points to reach at $115.05 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $114.77 – $116.83 during previous trading session. A total of 18.68M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 20.11M shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a market capitalization of $327.89B 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 33.60.

According to sentiments of 41 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $155.56. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $185.00 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 38 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $1.13 and can go high up to $1.44. 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 $1.08 per share according to consensus of 28 analysts.

According to sentiments of 36 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 $8.9B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.66 on the shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Out of rating recommendations 21 have given the stock a Buy while 22 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 -2.66% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is -5.37% along with -4.41% 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 -13.82% below from the 52-week high mark of $133.50 and +28.73% 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 slipped -2.00% in the past one week and plunged -2.85% during previous one month drive, the stock went down -10.31% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 0.75% while yearly performance of the company advanced 9.93%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 9.93%.

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 1.99, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 1.41%, 1.71% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 0.67.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 38.28. 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.

A Look at Insider Trading: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) exchanged hands 11,980,200 shares versus average trading capacity of 21.68M shares, while its relative trading volume is 0.55. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total market worth is $333.87B 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 12/22/2016 sold 10,000 shares of the stock. Subsequent to the transaction Stretch Colin owned a total of 79,959 shares of the stock.

In a separate transaction on 12/22/2016, Sandberg Sheryl, Chief Operating Officer sold 16,821 shares of the stock. The stock was sold at a price of $118.26, for a total worth of $1,989,220. Succeeding to the transaction Sandberg Sheryl owned overall 2,927,556 shares of the stock.

Moreover, Sandberg Sheryl, Chief Operating Officer sold 34,971 shares of the stock in a reserved transaction that ensued on 12/22/2016. At a price of $117.38, the stock was sold for an entire value of $4,104,844. Consequent to the transaction Sandberg Sheryl owned a total of 3,001,585 shares of the stock.

Currently, 0.20% shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) are owned by insiders with -81.88% 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 111 number of trades held during last 3 months and 393 during last 12 months, out of them 35 numbers of buys held in last 3 months and 114 buys in last 12 months. Whereas 76 numbers of sells held in last 3 months and 279 sells over the past 12 months.

For the duration of last three months Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s total number of shares bought are 10,493,413 and sold 16,609,929 from a total of 27,103,342 traded shares. During last twelve months 27,324,564 number of shares bought and 72,817,622 sold from a total of 100,142,186 shares traded. A net activity of 6,116,516 took place in the course of three months, while 45,493,058 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 $116.92 whereas a number of traders indicating mean target price will hit $155.56 over the next twelve months, mean value of price target most recently revised on 12/19/16. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s highest estimates of price target are $185.00 and low forecast is $90.00 based on the opinion of 41 analysts. The price target estimates represents a standard deviation of 12.36. However brokerage recommendations suggests an ABR of 1.32 based on calls of 31 experts.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is expected to release the earnings of its current quarter on 1/25/17. The company is expected to release $1.3 EPS during current quarter according to 38 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 $1.44. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s average revenue estimates for the current quarter are $8.47B according to 36 number of analysts. However its lowest revenue estimates are $8.12B and highest revenue estimates are $8.9B. A year ago the company’s sales were $5.84B. Its yearly sales growth estimates are 45.00%. 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%.

Analysts Review: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) share price plunged -0.11% or -0.13 points to reach at $117.27 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $116.30 – $117.56 during previous trading session. A total of 10.87M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 23.39M shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a market capitalization of $337.62B 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 39.04.

According to sentiments of 41 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $155.56. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $185 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $90.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $1.3 derived from a total of 38 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $1.13 and can go high up to $1.44. 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 $1.08 per share according to consensus of 28 analysts.

According to sentiments of 36 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 $8.9B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.66 on the shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Out of rating recommendations 21 have given the stock a Buy while 22 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 -1.26% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is -4.23% along with -2.46% 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 -12.16% below from the 52-week high mark of $133.50 and +31.22% 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 1/20/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has slipped -2.17% in the past one week and plunged -2.95% during previous one month drive, the stock went down -7.89% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 7.62% while yearly performance of the company advanced 11.66%.The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 12.05%.

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 11.80%. The company currently has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 13.10% and a Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.40%. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company sets at 2.12, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 1.17%, 1.77% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 0.67.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 39.02. 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.

Steady Stock Movements: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) share price plunged -1.38% or -1.64 points to reach at $117.40 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $116.93 – $118.99 during previous trading session. A total of 16,222,400 shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 21.90M shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a market capitalization of $338.22B 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 39.29.

According to sentiments of 41 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $155.56. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $185.00 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 38 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $1.13 and can go high up to $1.44. 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 $1.08 per share according to consensus of 28 analysts.

According to sentiments of 36 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 $8.9B.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.66 on the shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Out of rating recommendations 21 have given the stock a Buy while 22 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 -1.29% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is -4.30% along with -2.31% 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 -12.06% below from the 52-week high mark of $133.50 and +31.36% 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 slipped -2.63% in the past one week and plunged -3.35% during previous one month drive, the stock went down -8.25% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 4.75% while yearly performance of the company advanced 12.20%. The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 12.17%.

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 2.28, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 1.32%, 1.77% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 0.68.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 39.25. 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.