Insider’s View: Deciphering Meta Platforms Inc (META)’s Financial Health Through Ratios

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The price of Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ: META) closed at $534.69 in the last session, up 0.88% from day before closing price of $530.00. In other words, the price has increased by $0.88 from its previous closing price. On the day, 10.4 million shares were traded. META stock price reached its highest trading level at $538.88 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $528.36.


We take a closer look at META’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 23.30 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 27.38. 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, TD Cowen on Jul-11-24, Reiterated its Buy rating but revised its target price to $600 from $530 previously.

On July 08, 2024, Wells Fargo reiterated its Overweight rating and also lowered its target price recommendation from $593 to $625.

Raymond James reiterated its Strong Buy rating for the stock on July 01, 2024, while the target price for the stock was revised from $550 to $600.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Jul 10 ’24 when Zuckerberg Mark sold 16,702 shares for $533.87 per share. The transaction valued at 8,916,693 led to the insider holds 151,918 shares of the business.

Zuckerberg Mark sold 16,702 shares of META for $8,889,412 on Jul 09 ’24. The COB and CEO now owns 160,645 shares after completing the transaction at $532.24 per share. On Jul 09 ’24, another insider, Newstead Jennifer, who serves as the Chief Legal Officer of the company, sold 905 shares for $533.95 each. As a result, the insider received 483,225 and left with 36,940 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 1344365658112 and an Enterprise Value of 1335772446720. As of this moment, Meta’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 30.71, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 23.05. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 1.02. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 9.50 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 9.07. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 9.36 whereas that against EBITDA is 19.515.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for META is 1.21, which has changed by 0.70604 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.24919295 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, META has reached a high of $542.81, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $274.38. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 10.32%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 27.96%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, META traded on average about 14.73M shares per day over the past 3-months and 11492660 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 2.21B shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 2.19B. Insiders hold about 13.75% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 67.57% stake in the company. Shares short for META as of 1718323200 were 29174171 with a Short Ratio of 1.98, compared to 1715731200 on 29721686. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 29174171 and a Short% of Float of 1.3300001000000001.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for META is 1.00, which was 0.5 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.00094339624

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