Analysts Alert on Price Target: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) plunged -0.31% during previous trade, a total of 13.23M shares exchanged hands compared with its average trading volume of 20.73M shares whereas its relative volume is 0.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $385.06B along with 2.35B outstanding shares. Stock’s intraday price range hit the peak level of $133.70 and touched the lowest level of $132.66.

Most recently Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s price target was revised on 02/7/17 and according to 43 analysts stock’s price will reach at $159.42 during 52 weeks with standard deviation of 12.94. Stock’s minimum price target estimates has been figured out at $98 while the maximum price target forecast is established at $190, if we look at the price target with an optimistic approach it has upside potential of 42% from its latest closing price of $133.44.

Historically, if we look at price target revisions, two weeks ago Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s price target was revised on 1/26/17 by the analysts, however the bullish price estimates of the stock set at $180 while the bearish estimates kept at $130 over the next one year. Stock’s 52-week target was retained at $155.81, the estimates indicates a standard deviation of 10.86.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock currently has an average brokerage recommendation of 1.26. ABR value is precisely based on brokerage recommendations, where out of 31 brokerage recommendations 26 rate Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stock a Strong Buy,2 rate the stocks of the company a Buy, 3 rate Hold, 0 rate Sell and 0 recommend a Strong Sell. Most recently on 2/2/17 the stock of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) downgraded by Pivotal Research Group from Buy to Hold. However previously on 1/13/17 it was upgraded by Raymond James from Outperform to Strong Buy. A research note issued on 7/28/16 the stock was downgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt from Buy to Neutral.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) performance over the past one year soared 26.84% whereas its year to date (YTD) performance indicated a bullish trend of 15.98%. During the last six months the stock climbed 8.22%. Quarterly performance of the company shows optimistic momentum of 15.95% while its last one month trend is positive with 4.36%. Stock’s weekly performance expressed down trend of -0.57%.

The company’s price sits 7.10% above from its 50-day moving average of $127.87 and 8.61% far from the stock’s 200-day moving average which is $125.35. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares are currently trading -1.51% away from the 52-week high price of $135.49 and +33.12% far from the 52-week low price of $100.24.

According to consensus agreement of 39 analysts Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) will report earnings per share of $1.11 in their quarterly report and it is expected to announce the company’s results on 4/26/17. For the current quarter the company has high EPS estimates of $1.33 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $0.9. However a year ago for the same quarter the company has reported $0.77 EPS. Current year EPS projections for Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) set at $5.42 according to the sentiments of 45 analysts, while its lowest earnings estimates are $4.84 and highest earnings estimates are $6.25.

According to 37 analysts, Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $7.8B meanwhile the company has high revenue estimates of $8.29B in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $7.44B. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $37.84B compared to low analyst estimates of $35.26B and high estimates of $40.75B according to the projection of 43 analysts.

Stock under Radar: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) share price soared 0.11% or 0.14 points to reach at $130.98 during previous trading session. The stock’s price fluctuated within the range of $130.76 – $132.85 during previous trading session. A total of 24.80M shares exchanged hands, whereas the company’s average trading volume stands at 19.97M shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has a market capitalization of $377.91B 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 63.20.

According to sentiments of 43 analysts the mean estimates of short term price target for the company’s stock is marked at $159.49. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $190 while the most conventional predicts the target price at $98.

The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $1.11 derived from a total of 39 estimates. According to analysts minimum EPS for the current quarter is expected at $0.9 and can go high up to $1.3. 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 38 analysts.

According to sentiments of 37 analysts the company is expected to report revenues of $7.8B for the current quarter. Bearish revenue estimates established at $7.44B 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 23 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 2.13% whereas its distance from 50 day simple moving average is 6.95% along with 7.34% 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 -3.33% below from the 52-week high mark of $135.49 and +35.28% above from the 52-week bottom of $96.82. The stock hit its 52-week high price on 2/2/17 and 52-week low price on 2/9/16.

When we have a peek on stock’s historical trends we come to know that, the stock has slipped -0.91% in the past one week and soared 10.35% during previous one month drive, the stock went up 3% during past quarter. In the last six months the stock’s performance soared 5.32% while yearly performance of the company advanced 18.54%.The company’s year to date (YTD) performance is at 13.85%.

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 2.25, along with its weekly and monthly volatility of 2.01%, 1.64% respectively. Beta value of the stock stands at 0.71.

The company’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 43.54. 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) 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.

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.