Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) went down by -2.51% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $304.67. The company’s stock price has collected 2.01% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported 7 hours ago that Facebook Says Government Breakup of Instagram, WhatsApp Would Be ‘Complete Nonstarter’
Is It Worth Investing in Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ :FB) Right Now?
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 33.16 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for FB is at 1.28. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 38 analysts out of 49 who provided ratings for Facebook Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”
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The average price from analysts is $293.16, which is $29.34 above the current price. FB currently public float of 2.39B and currently shorts hold a 0.94% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of FB was 24.50M shares.
FB’s Market Performance
FB stocks went up by 2.01% for the week, with a monthly drop of -14.07% and a quarterly performance of 8.18%, while its annual performance rate touched 44.91%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.06% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.33% for Facebook Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.28% for FB stocks with a simple moving average of 17.85% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of FB
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for FB stocks, with MoffettNathanson repeating the rating for FB by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for FB in the upcoming period, according to MoffettNathanson is $270 based on the research report published on September 29th of the current year 2020.
Oppenheimer, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see FB reach a price target of $300, previously predicting the price at $270. The rating they have provided for FB stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on September 22nd, 2020.
KeyBanc Capital Markets gave a rating of “Overweight” to FB, setting the target price at $330 in the report published on September 15th of the current year.
FB Trading at -1.22% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought FB to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -14.68% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 3.33%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.06%, as shares sank -10.71% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +11.75% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, FB rose by +2.01%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +31.02% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $261.76. In addition, Facebook Inc. saw 26.65% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at FB starting from Newstead Jennifer, who sale 426 shares at the price of $257.95 back on Sep 29. After this action, Newstead Jennifer now owns 2,582 shares of Facebook Inc., valued at $109,887 using the latest closing price.
Newstead Jennifer, the VP and General Counsel of Facebook Inc., sale 426 shares at $253.33 during a trade that took place back on Sep 22, which means that Newstead Jennifer is holding 3,008 shares at $107,919 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for FB
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +41.00 for the present operating margin
- +81.94 for the gross margin
The net margin for Facebook Inc. stands at +26.15. The total capital return value is set at 29.46, while invested capital returns managed to touch 18.95. Equity return is now at value 22.90, with 17.60 for asset returns.
Based on Facebook Inc. (FB), the company’s capital structure generated 10.96 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 9.88. Total debt to assets is 8.30, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 9.82. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 8.85.
Currently, EBITDA for the company is 7.67B with total debt to EBITDA at 0.02. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 7.73, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.02. The receivables turnover for the company is 8.27 and the total asset turnover is 0.61. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 4.40.