Facebook, Inc. [FB] took an upward turn with a change of 1.15%, trading at the price of $179.80 during the trading session on Thursday. The price movement in correlation with percentage of the mentioned increase can allow a valuable insight to investors. During the last trading session 2.8 million shares changed hands being bought and sold, while Facebook, Inc. shares have an average trading volume of 14.46M shares for that time period. FB monthly volatility recorded 2.10%, in the meanwhile having share price volatility for the week set at 2.08%. PS value for FB stocks is 8.05 with PB recorded at 5.72.

Facebook, Inc. [NASDAQ:FB]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 123.02 to 208.66. This is compared to its latest closing price of $177.75.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Wed 30 Oct (In 21 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Facebook, Inc. [FB]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Facebook, Inc. [FB] sitting at +44.62 and its Gross Margin at +83.25, this company’s Net Margin is now 27.30%. These measurements indicate that Facebook, Inc. [FB] is generating considerably more profit, after expenses are accounted for, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 31.33, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 25.80%. Its Return on Equity is 27.90, and its Return on Assets is 24.32. These metrics all suggest that Facebook, Inc. is doing well at using the money it earns to generate returns.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Facebook, Inc. [FB] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 0.59. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 0.59, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 0.51.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 16.22 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 0.02. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 7.57, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.00. Facebook, Inc. [FB] has a Price to Book Ratio of 4.45, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 13.08 and P/E Ratio of 30.46. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Facebook, Inc. [FB] earns $1,569,056 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 8.32 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.61. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 7.19 and its Current Ratio is 7.19. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Facebook, Inc. [FB] has 2.84B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $504.10B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 123.02 to 208.66. At its current price, it has moved down by -13.83% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 46.16% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.04, which indicates that it is 2.08% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 45.66. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Facebook, Inc. [FB] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Facebook, Inc. [FB], overall, appear to be a solid investment option, with Wall Street analysts expecting its price to rise considerably in the next 12 months. This company generates high value from the labor resources and other capital it has available, and while it has heavy Long-Term Debt to Equity, the majority of the metrics point to this investment being highly attractive.