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 highest price target was 192, implying potential capital gains of 15.94 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 98, which equates to a potential downside of -40.82 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.9 percent. That number becomes -3.11 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. FB has a PEG ratio of 1.47.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FB hit 166.17 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 113.55. Today's price is 45.85 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.34 percent below the high. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.