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|52-week range||USD$137.1006 - USD$304.67|
|50-day moving average||USD$265.0994|
|200-day moving average||USD$270.6988|
|Wall St. target price||USD$338.42|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$10.09|
|1 week (2021-02-26)||-0.90%|
|1 month (2021-02-05)||-4.77%|
|3 months (2020-12-07)||-10.60%|
|6 months (2020-09-05)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-03-06)||40.99%|
|2 years (2019-03-07)||50.95%|
|3 years (2018-03-07)||38.97%|
|5 years (2016-03-07)||141.47%|
Valuing Facebook stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Facebook's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Facebook's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, Facebook shares trade at around 26x 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.
Facebook's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.9915. 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 Facebook's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Facebook's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$39.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Facebook's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
There are currently 22.9 million Facebook shares held short by investors – that's known as Facebook's "short interest". This figure is 1.8% down from 23.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Facebook shares can be evaluated.
Facebook's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Facebook shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Facebook shares traded daily (recently around 21.2 million). Facebook's SIR currently stands at 1.08. In other words for every 100,000 Facebook shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1080 shares are currently held short.
However Facebook's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Facebook shares, or, against the total number of tradable Facebook shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Facebook's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Facebook shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0095% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Facebook shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Facebook.
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