Facebook Inc (FB) was Initiated by Loop Capital to “Buy” and the brokerage firm has set the Price Target at $165. Loop Capital advised their investors in a research report released on Sep 23, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Facebook Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by MKM Partners on Aug 1, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 165 from a previous price target of $150 .Facebook Inc was Downgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt to ” Neutral” on Jul 28, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Jul 28, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 170 from a previous price target of $160 .
On the company’s financial health, Facebook Inc reported $0.97 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.15 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.82. The company had revenue of $6436.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $6003.45 million. The company’s revenue was up 59.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.50 EPS.
Facebook Inc opened for trading at $130.5 and hit $130.73 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $130.08, with a gain of 0.11% or 0.14 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,55,38,307 shares. Company has a market cap of $373,546 M.
In a different news, on Sep 22, 2016, Jan Koum (director) sold 966,668 shares at $129.48 per share price. According to the SEC, on Sep 22, 2016, Colin Stretch (VP and General Counsel) sold 750 shares at $128.97 per share price. On Sep 22, 2016, Sheryl Sandberg (Chief Operating Officer) sold 327,000 shares at $129.23 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Facebook Inc. is a social networking company. The Company is engaged in developing products that enables users to connect and share through mobile devices and personal computers. It offers various services focused on people marketers and developers. It offers various platforms for people to share their opinions ideas photos and videos and to engage in other activities. Its products include Facebook Instagram Messenger and WhatsApp. The Facebook mobile app and Website enables people to connect share discover and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers. Its Messenger is a mobile-to-mobile messaging application available on iOS and Android phones. Instagram is a mobile application and Website that enables people to take photos or videos and share them with friends and followers. WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging application and allows people to exchange messages on iOS Android BlackBerry Windows Phone and Nokia devices.