Wall Street is positive on Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (FB). On average, analysts give Facebook, Inc. Common Stock a Strong Buy rating. The average price target is $245.928, which means analysts expect the stock to increase by 5.37% over the next twelve months.
That average ranking earns Facebook, Inc. Common Stock an Analyst Rating of 77, which is better than 77% of stocks based on data compiled by InvestorsObserver.
Why are Analyst Ratings Important?
Though analyst projections should not be your only resource when determining your position on a stock, it can be a very useful tool. Analysts follow sectors/industries in-depth and tend to know how local and global conditions tend to affect demand and prices. Many analysts even participate in conference calls where they can get information to better make sense of the numbers.
InvestorsObserver averages the ratings provided by analysts and then ranks their score as a percent against the market. This allows you to compare stocks in a more comprehensive fashion than with the typical buy/sell/hold ranking.
What's Happening With Facebook, Inc. Common Stock Stock Today?
Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (FB) stock has fallen -1.75% while the S&P 500 is higher by 1.48% as of 3:47 PM on Thursday, Jul 2. FB has fallen -$4.16 from the previous closing price of $237.55 on volume of 25,630,643 shares. Over the past year the S&P 500 is higher by 5.55% while FB is higher by 18.35%. FB earned $6.95 a per share in the over the last 12 months, giving it a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.51.