Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Wed 30 Jan (In 17 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $1.72 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $1.76 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 47.10%, a profit margin of 37.60% and a gross margin of 84.30%.
Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Most recently, on December 21st, 2018, Needham Reiterated a Buy rating. Before that, on December 6th, 2018, Guggenheim Initiated to Neutral. Stifel Downgrade a Hold rating on December 6th, 2018, MKM Partners Reiterated an Buy rating on November 26th, 2018, and Pivotal Research Group Reiterated a Sell rating on October 31st, 2018.
At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 2.88B shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 414.40B. In the last trading day, 12,777,503 shares of Facebook, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 26.67M shares per day of trading.
If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $5.85 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +4.24% and a moving average of 142.56. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$0.70 (which is -0.48%) and the stock’s moving average was 136.99. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of FB changed by $1.71 (which is +1.20%) and demonstrated a moving average of 139.93.
Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 94.90%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 95.87% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 88.59%. Using a similar metric, Facebook, Inc. (FB) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 95.95% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 90.56% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 83.61%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 5.27 over the past 9 days, 8.35 over the past two weeks, and 7.09 in the last 20 days.
As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $143.80 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $218.62 and a low of $123.02. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.
The Vanguard Group Inc sold more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 168,766,312 shares of the company’s stock following the subtraction of -487,786 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 7.03% stake in Facebook, Inc. (FB)’s shares.
Just in the most recent trading day, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) experienced a high price of $145.36 and low point of $142.57. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 143.8 per share, following a loss of -$1.05, or -0.28% during the full day.