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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FB. The maximum price target given was 192, implying potential capital gains of 15.94 percent. The lowest price target was 98, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.36 percent in FY estimates.

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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FB hit 166.17 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 113.55. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 45.85 percent, and below the high by 0.34 percent. 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 market cap of FB is $478.94 billion. FB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.