How to buy Facebook shares

Facebook shares have fallen 0.00% from their previous closing price ($169.49). Learn how to easily invest in Facebook shares in the UK.

Meta Platforms Inc. (FB) is a publicly traded internet content and information business based in the US which employs around 77,800 staff. Facebook is listed on the NASDAQ and traded in US dollars.

How to buy shares in Facebook

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share trading platform picks below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. Provide your personal information and sign up.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: FB in this case.
  5. Research shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Alternative ways to invest in Facebook

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including Facebook), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

Facebook is a major part of the NASDAQ, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

IconFund5-year performanceLink to invest
Invesco iconInvesco S&P 500 (SPXP)70.17%Capital at risk
DWS Xtrackers iconXtrackers S&P 500 Swap (XSPX)69.98%Capital at risk
HSBC iconHSBC S&P 500 (HSPX)68.59%Capital at risk
Vanguard iconVanguard S&P 500 (VUSA)68.24%Capital at risk
iShares iconiShares Core S&P 500 (CSP1)68.20%Invest with eToroCapital at risk
SPDR iconSPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPX5)67.96%Capital at risk

Is it a good time to buy Facebook stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Facebook under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Facebook P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

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 15x. In other words, Facebook shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 09, 2023 (20.44). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

However, Facebook's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

Facebook's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0333. A PEG ratio close to 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares offer reasonable value for the current rate of growth.

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.

However, it's sensible to consider Facebook's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

Facebook's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $52.1 billion (£41.8 billion).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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