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How to buy Meta Platforms (FB) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Meta Platforms stocks.

Meta Platforms Inc. is an internet content & information business based in the US. Meta Platforms shares (FB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Meta Platforms employs 77,805 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$119.7 billion.

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  4. 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.
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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 negative movement.

Its last market close was $169.49, which is 19.36% down on its pre-crash value of $210.18 and 23.62% 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 $830.50.

Is it a good time to buy Meta Platforms stock?

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Meta Platforms shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-26.
Latest market close$169.49
52-week range$154.25 - $353.83
50-day moving average $193.14
200-day moving average $269.03
Wall St. target price$294.13
PE ratio 14.8812
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $13.21

Meta Platforms stock price (NASDAQ:FB)

Use our graph to track the performance of FB stocks over time.

Meta Platforms price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $169.49 from 2022-06-27

1 week (2022-09-17) N/A
1 month (2022-08-24) N/A
3 months (2022-06-27) 169.49
6 months (2022-03-28) -24.20%
1 year (2021-09-28) -50.25%
2 years (2020-09-28) -34.00%
3 years (2019-09-27) 177.1
5 years (2017-09-27) 1.08%

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 15x. In other words, Meta Platforms shares trade at around 15x 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 1.0333. 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 $52.1 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 $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 $532.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 $154.25 up to $353.83. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FB.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 Platforms's is 1.3761. 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, 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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