Financial Analysis: Meta Platforms Inc (META)’s Ratios Unveil Key Insights

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As of close of business last night, Meta Platforms Inc’s stock clocked out at $475.42, up 0.60% from its previous closing price of $472.60. In other words, the price has increased by $0.60 from its previous closing price. On the day, 9.16 million shares were traded. META stock price reached its highest trading level at $476.08 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $467.655.


To gain a deeper understanding of META’s stock, we examine its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 20.72 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 24.34. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 2.68 and its Current Ratio is at 2.68. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.25 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.24.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Exane BNP Paribas on May 02, 2024, initiated with a Underperform rating and assigned the stock a target price of $360.

On April 25, 2024, Oppenheimer reiterated its Outperform rating and also upped its target price recommendation from $585 to $500.

Citigroup reiterated its Buy rating for the stock on April 15, 2024, while the target price for the stock was revised from $525 to $590.

Insider Transactions:

Investing in insider trades can also provide an investor with insight into how management views future stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 07 ’24 when Newstead Jennifer sold 576 shares for $466.33 per share. The transaction valued at 268,606 led to the insider holds 36,067 shares of the business.

Olivan Javier sold 490 shares of META for $218,506 on May 03 ’24. The Chief Operating Officer now owns 6,109 shares after completing the transaction at $445.93 per share. On Apr 30 ’24, another insider, Newstead Jennifer, who serves as the Chief Legal Officer of the company, sold 585 shares for $431.05 each. As a result, the insider received 252,164 and left with 36,643 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, META now has a Market Capitalization of 1198238990336 and an Enterprise Value of 1178279084032. As of this moment, Meta’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 27.31, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 20.50. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 0.98. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 8.45 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 8.07. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 8.256 whereas that against EBITDA is 17.214.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, META has reached a high of $531.49, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $230.72. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -2.93%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 25.52%.

Shares Statistics:

It appears that META traded 17.04M shares on average per day over the past three months and 24773440 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 2.21B shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 2.18B. Insiders hold about 13.88% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 67.93% stake in the company. Shares short for META as of 1713139200 were 27026387 with a Short Ratio of 1.59, compared to 1710460800 on 29919225. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 27026387 and a Short% of Float of 1.24.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 0.5, META has a forward annual dividend rate of 0.50. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.0010579771

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