Stock in the Limelight: Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) plummeted -0.1 percent and ended the day at $134.05. The Average Volume of the company is 21.51 Million and P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 38.59, while Forward P/E ratio is 20.03.

Pivotal Research Group Downgrade its coverage for Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) in a note sent to investors on 2-Feb-17. The research firm Downgrade the stock to Hold. Moreover, Raymond James issued Upgrade rating for the stock on 13-Jan-17. Aegis Capital also Initiated the company to Buy on 3-Jan-17, 2016. Additionally, Loop Capital Initiated its ratings on the stock to Buy.

The highest price FB stock touched in the last 12 month was $135.49 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $100.24. The stock has a Return on Assets of 17.5 percent, Return on Investment of 17.1 percent and a Return on Equity of 19.3 percent. The company’s market cap is $387.4 Billion.

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)’s growth estimate is 44.2 percent for the current quarter. The growth estimate for the next quarter is 34 percent. The company’s stock has climbed 70.1 percent in the past five year. The company is expected to grow by 23.5 percent over the next five years.

Price Target is an important factor while doing analysis of a stock. According to 43 analysts, Price Target for Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) may hit a high of $190. The average and low price target for the stock are $159.42 and $98, respectively.

Now we look at the Moving Averages, the 200-day is 9.26, the 50-day is 8.19 and the 20-day is 2.48. Moving averages are used as a strong indicator for technical stock analysis and it helps investors in figuring out where the stock has been and also help in determining where it may be possibly heading.

Looking forward, the company is expected to report earnings of $1.11 per share for the current quarter. Revenue is expected in between 8.29 Billion and 7.44 Billion with an average of 7.8 Billion.

When we look at the recommendation trends, the stock presently has an average brokerage recommendation of 9.8. Out of 49 brokerage recommendations, 17 gave a Strong Buy, 28 issued a Buy, 3 issued Hold, 1 rated Under-perform and 0 issued a Sell.

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) performance during the last one year Improved 31.41 percent, while its year to date (YTD) performance showed a Positive trend of 16.51 percent. The stock Jumped 7.34 percent over the past six months. The stock’s quarterly performance indicates a Positive momentum of 10.97 percent, whereas its last one month trend is Optimistic with 5.87 percent. Its weekly performance showed upward trend of 1.51 percent.

Profitability analysis helps a great deal in making investment decision. Net profit margin of the company was recorded at 36.9 percent, operating profit margin was 45 percent, whereas gross profit margin stands at 86.3 percent. Beta factor was calculated at 0.69.

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has 2.89 Billion shares outstanding and 2.27 Billion shares were floated in market. The short ratio in the company’s stock is documented at 0.98 and the short float is around of 0.93%. The stock’s average true range of stands at 2, while the relative strength index is 67.63.

Liquidity ratios helps investors to determine a company’s ability to pay off its debts. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 12, current ratio was 12, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 0 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 0.