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How to buy Meta stock in Canada

Meta stock has moved 5.10% from yesterday's closing price. Learn how to easily invest in Meta stock.

Meta
NASDAQ: META - USD
$168.19
+ $8.16 ( + 5.10%)
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Thursday June 9, 2022: Meta stock is no longer trading under the ticker symbol FB and will now trade under the symbol META.

Thursday Feb. 4, 2022: Meta stock dropped 26.4% today. This follows the release of the company’s quarterly earnings after market close on Wednesday, which showed a drop in active usership for the first time in company history, as well as a net operating loss of $10 billion as a result of its metaverse business. Meta’s valuation dropped $240 billion as its shares fell, marketing the largest one-day value loss in US corporate history.

Meta is an internet content & information business based in the US. Meta stocks (META.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $160.03 – a decrease of 0.4% over the previous week. Meta employs 77,805 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $119.7 billion.

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Meta stock price (NASDAQ:META)

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Meta shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-30.
Latest market close$160.03
52-week range$154.25 - $384.33
50-day moving average $187.48
200-day moving average $265.80
Wall St. target price$293.88
PE ratio 11.3847
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $14.40

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Is it a good time to buy Meta stock?

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Meta price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $160.03 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-28) -0.40%
1 month (2022-06-03) -16.12%
3 months (2022-04-05) -30.97%
6 months (2022-01-05) -50.63%
1 year (2021-07-02) -54.88%
2 years (2020-07-02) -31.44%
3 years (2019-07-05) 196.4
5 years (2017-07-05) 6.45%

Is Meta under- or over-valued?

Valuing Meta stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Meta's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Meta's P/E ratio

Meta's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Meta shares trade at around 11x 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's PEG ratio

Meta's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0399. 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'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's EBITDA

Meta's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $52.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Meta's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Meta financials

Revenue TTM $119.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 36.69%
Gross profit TTM $95.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 16.74%
Return on equity TTM 29.07%
Profit margin 31.2%
Book value $45.41
Market capitalisation $443.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Meta'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.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Meta'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'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 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's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.07/100

Meta's social score

Social score: 13.68/100

Meta's governance score

Governance score: 8.28/100

Meta's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Meta scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Meta has a damaged public profile.

Meta share dividends

We're not expecting Meta to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Meta share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Meta's shares have ranged in value from as little as $154.25 up to $384.33. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

META.US volatility(beta: 1.38)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Meta's is 1.3761. This would suggest that Meta'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 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, wearables, and in-home devices worldwide. It operates in two segments, Family of Apps and Reality Labs. The Family of Apps segment's products include Facebook, which enables people to share, discover, and connect with interests; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and private messages, as well as feed, stories, reels, video, live, and shops; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices through chat, audio and video calls, and rooms; and WhatsApp, a messaging application that is used by people and businesses to communicate and transact privately. The Reality Labs segment provides augmented and virtual reality related products comprising virtual reality 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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