Facebook Inc. [FB] took an upward turn with a change of 1.97%, trading at the price of $210.88 during the trading session on Friday. The price movement in correlation with percentage of the mentioned increase can allow a valuable insight to investors.
During the last trading session 19.25 million shares changed hands being bought and sold, while Facebook Inc. shares have an average trading volume of 24.95M shares for that time period. FB monthly volatility recorded 3.06%, in the meanwhile having share price volatility for the week set at 3.13%. PS value for FB stocks is 8.03 with PB recorded at 5.71.
Facebook Inc. [NASDAQ:FB]: Analyst Rating and Earnings
Equities traders often pay a significant amount of attention to what top market analysts have to say about a potential stock investment. On average, stock market experts give FB an Buy rating. The average 12-month price forecast for this stock is $210.88, with the high estimate being $285.00, the low estimate being $120.00 and the median estimate amounting to $245.00. This is compared to its latest closing price of $206.81.
Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Facebook Inc. [FB] is sitting at 4.86. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 4.84.
Keep your eyes on this company’s next financial results, which are scheduled to be made public on 07/22/2020.
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 36.20% and its Gross Margin at 81.70%, this company’s Net Margin is now 28.60. 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 29.46, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 18.95. Its Return on Equity is 21.50%, and its Return on Assets is 16.30%. 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 10.96. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 9.88, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 8.30. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 9.82, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 8.85.
What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 15.34 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 0.02. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 7.26, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.02. Facebook Inc. [FB] has a Price to Book Ratio of 5.79, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 16.26 and P/E Ratio of 28.89. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.
Facebook Inc. [FB] has 2.85B shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of 589.22B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 137.10 to 224.20. At its current price, it has moved down by -5.94% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 53.81% from its 52-week low.
This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.16, which indicates that it is 3.13% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 67.90. 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.