Facebook Inc. [FB] stock Reiterated by Credit Suisse analyst, price target now $325

Facebook Inc. [NASDAQ: FB] jumped around 1.63 points on Friday, while shares priced at $274.50 at the close of the session, up 0.60%. The company report on January 6, 2021 that Facebook to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results.

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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) announced that the company’s fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results will be released after market close on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.

Facebook will host a conference call to discuss its results at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. ET the same day. The live webcast of the call can be accessed at the Facebook Investor Relations website at investor.fb.com, along with the company’s earnings press release, financial tables, and slide presentation.

Facebook Inc. stock is now 0.49% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. FB Stock saw the intraday high of $278.47 and lowest of $272.00 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 304.67, which means current price is +12.22% above from all time high which was touched on 01/22/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 19.10M shares, FB reached a trading volume of 21752820 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Facebook Inc. [FB]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for FB shares is $323.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on FB stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for Facebook Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 22, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Piper Sandler raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on January 21, 2021, representing the official price target for Facebook Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $270 to $325, while BMO Capital Markets kept a Outperform rating on FB stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Facebook Inc. is set at 7.74, with the Price to Sales ratio for FB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 9.84. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.64, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 19.64. Price to Free Cash Flow for FB in the course of the last twelve months was 40.51 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 5.50.

How has FB stock performed recently?

Facebook Inc. [FB] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 11.75. With this latest performance, FB shares gained by 0.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 18.01% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 24.91% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for FB stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.54, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 62.40, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.68 for Facebook Inc. [FB]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 272.02, while it was recorded at 265.46 for the last single week of trading, and 250.34 for the last 200 days.

Facebook Inc. [FB]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Facebook Inc. [FB] shares currently have an operating margin of +41.00 and a Gross Margin at +81.94. Facebook Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +26.15.

Return on Total Capital for FB is now 29.46, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 18.95. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 19.96, with Return on Assets sitting at 16.02. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Facebook Inc. [FB] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 10.96. Additionally, FB Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 9.88, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 8.30. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 9.82, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 8.85.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Facebook Inc. [FB] managed to generate an average of $411,308 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.27 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.61.Facebook Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 5.50 and a Current Ratio set at 5.50.

Earnings analysis for Facebook Inc. [FB]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Facebook Inc. posted 2.56/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 2.53/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 1.20%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for FB. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Facebook Inc. go to 16.60%.

Insider trade positions for Facebook Inc. [FB]

There are presently around $508,581 million, or 79.80% of FB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FB stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 185,310,879, which is approximately -1.504% of the company’s market cap and around 0.63% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 158,351,360 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $43.47 billion in FB stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $34.04 billion in FB stock with ownership of nearly -0.032% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Facebook Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 1,362 institutional holders increased their position in Facebook Inc. [NASDAQ:FB] by around 71,297,056 shares. Additionally, 1,281 investors decreased positions by around 78,042,124 shares, while 300 investors held positions by with 1,703,414,853 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,852,754,033 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FB stock had 208 new institutional investments in for a total of 13,673,946 shares, while 83 institutional investors sold positions of 3,925,534 shares during the same period.

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