Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy Meta Platforms (FB) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Meta Platforms shares.

Meta Platforms Inc. (FB) is a leading internet content & information business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$160.31 after a previous close of USD$169.49. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$155 to a high of USD$160.62. The latest price was USD$160.03 (25 minute delay). Meta Platforms is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 77,805 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Meta Platforms

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  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.
  5. 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.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Compare share trading platforms

Name Product Available Investment Types Min. Monthly Fee Available Markets
OFFER
BlackBull Markets Share Trading
Shares
$0
US, NZ, AU, Funds with exposure to multiple markets
Exclusive: Sign up through Finder and get 5 free shares with a minimum first time deposit of $1,000. T&Cs apply.
Trade 23,000+ shares and access 80+ global markets across the US, New Zealand, Australia and more, plus benefit from extended trading hours, no monthly fees, 24/6 dedicated local support and a mobile trading app available on both Android and iOS.
OFFER
Hatch
Shares, ETFs
$0
US
Sign up to Hatch through Finder and get a $20 top-up when you deposit $100 or more.
Invest in more than 4,700 US companies and over 1,200 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) - no minimum investment or monthly fees.
Rockfort Markets Share Trading
Shares
$20
US, AU, Funds with exposure to multiple markets
Trade shares in more than 1000 companies across the US, Australia and more.
Low brokerage on trades, plus access to professional tools, research and live market data. Available on desktop and mobile.
Sharesies
Shares, ETFs, Managed Funds, Index Funds
$0
US, NZ, AU, Funds with exposure to multiple markets
Trade and invest in more than 8,000 companies, ETFs and managed funds across New Zealand, the US and Australia.
OFFER
Tiger Brokers
Shares, ETFs, Options
$0
US, AU, Funds with exposure to multiple markets
Sign up to Tiger Brokers and get a free stock voucher worth NZ$10, plus receive 3 Rocket Lab shares and one lucky draw ticket to win a free share when you deposit at least NZ$500 into your Tiger account. Offer is for new clients only and is subject to minimum deposit requirements. T&Cs apply.
Trade shares in more than 7,000 companies across the US, Australia and Asia.
OFFER
Stake
Shares
$0
US
Sign up through Finder and use referral code "FINDERNZ" for a free stock valued up to US$150.
Trade more than 4,500 US-listed stocks and ETFs through Stake with $0 fees on trades.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

Meta Platforms shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-01.
Open$160.31
High$160.62
Low$155.00
Close$160.03
Previous close$169.49
Change $-9.46
Change % -5.5815%
Volume 31,114,359
Information last updated 2022-06-27.
52-week range$154.25 - $384.33
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 $160.03 from 2022-06-27

1 week (2022-06-24) -5.95%
1 month (2022-06-01) -15.17%
3 months (2022-03-31) -28.03%
6 months (2022-01-03) -52.73%
1 year (2021-07-02) -54.88%
2 years (2020-07-02) -31.44%
3 years (2019-07-03) 197.2
5 years (2017-07-03) 7.82%

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 0.9636. 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 $384.33. 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.

Shares similar to Meta Platforms

Frequently asked questions

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involve substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances and obtain your own advice before making any trades.

More guides on Finder

Go to site