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How to buy Meta Platforms (FB) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Meta Platforms stock.
Meta Platforms is an internet content & information business based in the US. Meta Platforms stocks (FB.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $331.9 – a decrease of 4.53% over the previous week. Meta Platforms employs 68,177 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $112.3 billion.
How to buy shares in Meta Platforms
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – FB – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Is it a good time to buy Meta Platforms stock?
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Meta Platforms?
- Has coronavirus impacted Meta Platforms shares?
- Meta Platforms shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Meta Platforms stock a buy or sell?
- Meta Platforms performance over time
- Is Meta Platforms suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Meta Platforms shares over-valued?
- Meta Platforms's financials
- How volatile are Meta Platforms shares?
- Does Meta Platforms pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Meta Platforms's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Meta Platforms's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $318.15, which is 33.94% up on its pre-crash value of $210.18 and 132.06% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $137.1006.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Meta Platforms stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $725.69 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,558.94.
Meta Platforms stock price (NASDAQ:FB)Use our graph to track the performance of FB stocks over time.
Meta Platforms shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$318.15|
|52-week range||$252.72 - $384.33|
|50-day moving average||$333.47|
|200-day moving average||$337.64|
|Wall St. target price||$401.01|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$13.97|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Meta Platforms price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-10)||-3.02%|
|1 month (2021-12-17)||-4.69%|
|3 months (2021-10-18)||-5.13%|
|6 months (2021-07-19)||-5.58%|
|1 year (2021-01-19)||21.85%|
|2 years (2020-01-17)||43.22%|
|3 years (2019-01-18)||112.04%|
|5 years (2017-01-19)||149.43%|
Is Meta Platforms under- or over-valued?
Valuing Meta Platforms stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Meta Platforms's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Meta Platforms's P/E ratio
Meta Platforms's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Meta Platforms shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Meta Platforms's PEG ratio
Meta Platforms's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9134. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Meta Platforms's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Meta Platforms's EBITDA
Meta Platforms's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $54.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Meta Platforms's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Meta Platforms financials
|Revenue TTM||$112.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||41.79%|
|Gross profit TTM||$69.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||18.57%|
|Return on equity TTM||32.1%|
|Market capitalisation||$923.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Meta Platforms's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Meta Platforms.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Meta Platforms's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 29.4
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Meta Platforms's overall score of 29.4 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 59th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Meta Platforms is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Meta Platforms's environmental score
Environmental score: 0.07/100
Meta Platforms's social score
Social score: 13.68/100
Meta Platforms's governance score
Governance score: 8.28/100
Meta Platforms's controversy score
Controversy score: 4/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Meta Platforms scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Meta Platforms has a damaged public profile.
Meta Platforms share dividends
We're not expecting Meta Platforms to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Meta Platforms share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Meta Platforms's shares have ranged in value from as little as $252.7201 up to $384.33. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Meta Platforms's is 1.2828. This would suggest that Meta Platforms's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Meta Platforms overview
Meta Platforms, Inc. develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and in-home devices worldwide. It operates in two segments, Family of Apps and Facebook Reality Labs. The Family of Apps segment's products include Facebook, which enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and private messages; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a messaging application that is used by people and businesses to communicate in a private way, as well as other services. The Facebook Reality Labs segment provides augmented and virtual reality related consumer hardware, software, and content that help people feel connected, anytime, and anywhere. The company was formerly known as Facebook, Inc. and changed its name to Meta Platforms, Inc.
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