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 maximum price target given was 192, implying a possible profit of 15.94 percent. The minimum price target given was 98, implying a possible loss of -40.82 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.9 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -3.11 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.51 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.36 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

FB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 29.77 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of FB is 1.47.

In the last 52-weeks, FB has achieved a high of 166.17 and a low of 113.55. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 45.85 percent, and 0.34 percent lower than its 52-week high. FB has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $478.94 billion. FB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.