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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
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- 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.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
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Meta Platforms shares at a glance
|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|
|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
|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%|
|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".
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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