The market has been high on Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (FB) stock recently. FB gets a Bullish score from InvestorsObserver's Stock Sentiment Indicator.
What is Stock Sentiment?
In investing, sentiment generally means whether or not a given security is in favor with investors. It is typically a pretty short-term metric that relies entirely on technical analysis. That means it doesn’t incorporate anything to do with the health or profitability of the underlying company.
Price action is generally the best indicator of sentiment. For a stock to go up, investors must feel good about it. Similarly, a stock that is in a downtrend must be out of favor.
InvestorsObserver’s Sentiment Indicator considers price action and recent trends in volume. Increasing volumes often mean that a trend is strengthening, while decreasing volumes can signal that a reversal could come soon.
The options market is another place to get signals about sentiment. Since options allow investors to place bets on the price of a stock, we consider the ratio of calls and puts for stocks where options are available.
What's Happening With FB Stock Today?
Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (FB) stock is down -1.13% while the S&P 500 is higher by 0.05% as of 3:25 PM on Tuesday, Aug 4. FB is lower by -$2.84 from the previous closing price of $251.96 on volume of 13,343,898 shares. Over the past year the S&P 500 is up 15.87% while FB is higher by 37.08%. FB earned $7.84 a per share in the over the last 12 months, giving it a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.76.
More About Facebook, Inc. Common Stock
Facebook is the world's largest online social network, with 2.5 billion monthly active users. Users engage with each other in different ways, exchanging messages and sharing news events, photos, and videos. On the video side, the firm is in the process of building a library of premium content and monetizing it via ads or subscription revenue. Facebook refers to this as Facebook Watch. The firm's ecosystem consists mainly of the Facebook app, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and many features surrounding these products. Users can access Facebook on mobile devices and desktop. Advertising revenue represents more than 90% of the firm's total revenue, with 50% coming from the U.S. and Canada, and 25% from Europe. With gross margins above 80%, Facebook operates at a 30%-plus margin.