Analyst Ratings for Facebook Inc. Cl A (FB)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Facebook Inc. Cl A (NASDAQ:FB) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, FB was issued an average rating of Buy.

Of the 44 analysts covering the stock, 36 gave it a buy rating, 3 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

FB was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 192, implying a possible profit of 15.94 percent. The minimum price target given was 98, implying a possible loss of -40.82 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.9 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.11 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.51 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.36 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

FB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 29.77 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of FB is 1.47.

FB has a 52-week high of 166.17 and a 52-week low of 113.55. Today's price is 45.85 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 0.34 percent. FB has a P/E ratio of 43.81. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FB value stock report compares FB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of FB is $478.94 billion. FB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.