What Does The Data Behind Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Suggest?


Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) closed its last session at $186.85. The stock traded within a range of $184.93 and $186.90. The company operates in the Technology sector with a market capitalization of 547.44 Million. Trading volume for Facebook, Inc. was 13.38 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has an average volume of 15.9 Million.

Company Profile

Facebook Inc. operates a social networking website worldwide. The Company’s products for users are free of charge and available on the Web, mobile Web, and mobile platforms, such as Android and iOS. Its website enables users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other. The Facebook Platform is a set of tools and application programming interfaces that developers can use to build social apps on Facebook or to integrate their Websites with Facebook. It offers products that enable advertisers and marketers to engage with its users. Facebook Inc. is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Analyst Views

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) received a Buy rating from 11 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 1 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) touched its 1-Year High price of $186.90 on 01/05/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $120.03 on 01/06/17.

EPS & Financials

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $1.59/Share beating the analyst estimate of $1.28/Share by a difference of $0.31. This showed a surprise of 24.2% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 34 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $1.94/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $2.1/share and a low EPS of $1.6/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $12.52 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 12.91 Billion and 11.51 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has a 20-Day average volume of 14.72 Million. According to today’s trading volume Facebook, Inc. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BULLISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 1.74 Percent and Institutional ownership of 73 Percent. The return on assets stands at 22.2%, Return on Equity currently is 24.6% and the Return on Investment value is 17.1%.

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) gross margin percentage stands at 86.6% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 47.7 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 43.6 Percent. The stock is currently moving above its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.4% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 4.7 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 14.3 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of 5.89 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 47.7%. The return on invested capital is at 17.1%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 34.79.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 14.3%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 5.89% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.