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 price target was 192, which equates to a potential upside of 15.94 percent. The minimum price target given was 98, implying potential capital losses of -40.82 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.51 percent, compared to last month. 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 revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 45.85 percent above the 52-week low, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.