Wedbush slashes price target on Facebook Inc. [FB] – find out why.

Facebook Inc. [NASDAQ: FB] plunged by -$0.94 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $322.935 during the day while it closed the day at $319.08. The company report on April 29, 2021 that Facebook Reports First Quarter 2021 Results.

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Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021.

“We had a strong quarter as we helped people stay connected and businesses grow,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. “We will continue to invest aggressively to deliver new and meaningful experiences for years to come, including in newer areas like augmented and virtual reality, commerce, and the creator economy.”.

Facebook Inc. stock has also loss -1.85% of its value over the past 7 days. However, FB stock has inclined by 19.02% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 11.03% and gained 16.81% year-on date.

The market cap for FB stock reached $919.08 billion, with 2.85 billion shares outstanding and 2.40 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 19.85M shares, FB reached a trading volume of 15867821 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $370.23 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.

Wedbush have made an estimate for Facebook Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 14, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Evercore ISI raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on April 06, 2021, representing the official price target for Facebook Inc. stock. On March 29, 2021, analysts increased their price target for FB shares from 355 to 385.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Facebook Inc. is set at 7.32, with the Price to Sales ratio for FB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 9.74. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 6.80, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 22.30. Price to Free Cash Flow for FB in the course of the last twelve months was 38.04 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 6.10.

FB stock trade performance evaluation

Facebook Inc. [FB] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.85. With this latest performance, FB shares gained by 1.94% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 11.03% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 51.04% 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 60.33, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 59.68, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 60.18 for Facebook Inc. [FB]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 293.04, while it was recorded at 319.01 for the last single week of trading, and 274.59 for the last 200 days.

Facebook Inc. [FB]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Facebook Inc. [FB] shares currently have an operating margin of +38.01 and a Gross Margin at +80.58. Facebook Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +33.90.

Return on Total Capital for FB is now 25.97, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 23.38. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 25.42, with Return on Assets sitting at 19.92. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Facebook Inc. [FB] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 8.71. Additionally, FB Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 8.01, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 7.02. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 7.86, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 7.23.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Facebook Inc. [FB] managed to generate an average of $497,338 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.24 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.59.Facebook Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 6.10 and a Current Ratio set at 6.10.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Facebook Inc. [FB] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Facebook Inc. posted 1.8/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.39/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 29.50%. 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 21.50%.

Facebook Inc. [FB]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $606,889 million, or 80.60% of FB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of FB stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 182,863,853, which is approximately -1.32% of the company’s market cap and around 0.58% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 157,946,327 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $50.55 billion in FB stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $39.47 billion in FB stock with ownership of nearly -0.532% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Facebook Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 1,579 institutional holders increased their position in Facebook Inc. [NASDAQ:FB] by around 89,877,347 shares. Additionally, 1,375 investors decreased positions by around 71,011,827 shares, while 314 investors held positions by with 1,735,519,758 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,896,408,932 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. FB stock had 317 new institutional investments in for a total of 17,843,185 shares, while 139 institutional investors sold positions of 4,435,235 shares during the same period.

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