EPS for Facebook, Inc. (FB) Expected At $1.48

October 14, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.22, from 0.87 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 78 investors sold Facebook, Inc. shares while 660 reduced holdings. 187 funds opened positions while 614 raised stakes. 1.66 billion shares or 0.70% more from 1.65 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Alps Advisors Inc holds 17,790 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System invested in 141,200 shares. Peoples Corporation reported 0.04% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Wallington Asset Limited Liability holds 2.83% or 56,998 shares. Sva Plumb Wealth Management Ltd Liability stated it has 27,561 shares. 18.48 million were reported by Wellington Group Ltd Liability Partnership. Moreover, Hightower Advisors Ltd Liability Corp has 0.58% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Polar Cap Llp reported 1.78 million shares. Parsons Cap Ri reported 0.13% stake. Winslow Evans And Crocker, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 12,658 shares. Fiera Cap Corporation owns 42,414 shares. 2,798 were accumulated by Private Asset Mngmt. 388,725 were accumulated by Advsr Asset Mngmt Inc. Aspen Mgmt holds 0.91% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 6,755 shares. D E Shaw & reported 2.02 million shares or 0.51% of all its holdings.

Since April 11, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 89 insider sales for $3.75 billion activity. 750 shares were sold by Stretch Colin, worth $139,500 on Wednesday, May 30. $2.03 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Cox Christopher K. On Thursday, June 14 the insider Zuckerberg Mark sold $101.19 million. Shares for $9.13 million were sold by Sandberg Sheryl. Schroepfer Michael Todd sold $7.74 million worth of stock or 37,982 shares. $231.84M worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by Koum Jan.

Analysts expect Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) to report $1.48 EPS on November, 7.They anticipate $0.11 EPS change or 6.92 % from last quarter’s $1.59 EPS. FB’s profit would be $4.27B giving it 25.97 P/E if the $1.48 EPS is correct. After having $1.74 EPS previously, Facebook, Inc.’s analysts see -14.94 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $153.74. About 24.27M shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has declined 6.34% since October 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.96% the S&P500.

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Ratings Coverage

Among 25 analysts covering Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), 20 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Facebook Inc had 43 analyst reports since April 16, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Strong Buy” on Thursday, April 26. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, July 27 by JP Morgan. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, July 26. As per Wednesday, May 2, the company rating was maintained by Monness. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, July 20. On Thursday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Thursday, April 26. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, July 26 by Raymond James. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Thursday, April 26. The firm has “Market Outperform” rating given on Friday, July 27 by JMP Securities.

Facebook, Inc. provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. The company has market cap of $443.88 billion. The Company’s solutions include Facebook Website and mobile application that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a mobile application that enables people to take photos or videos, customize them with filter effects, and share them with friends and followers in a photo feed or send them directly to friends; Messenger, a messaging application to communicate with people and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp Messenger, a mobile messaging application. It has a 23.79 P/E ratio. The firm also offers Oculus virtual reality technology and content platform, which allow people to enter an immersive and interactive environment to play games, consume content, and connect with others.

More notable recent Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “5 Low Volatility ETFs for Skittish Investors” on October 13, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Facebook’s WhatsApp had video call security bug” published on October 10, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Facebook: Just 30M affected in September security issue” on October 12, 2018. More interesting news about Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Facebook -2.6% after disclosing security problem” published on September 28, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Nikkei: Japan probes Facebook data security” with publication date: October 12, 2018.

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