Meta Platforms Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

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USD 300.15  8.56  2.77%

Allowing for the 90-day total investment horizon and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Meta Platforms is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides Meta Platforms buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding FB positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Meta Platforms' available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.

Meta Platforms Advice 

The advice is provided from Meta Platforms' buy-and-hold perspective. Please check Meta Platforms Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as Meta Platforms and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards Meta Platforms.

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The Meta Platforms recommendation should be used to complement the buy-or-sell advice compiled from the current analysts' consensus on Meta Platforms. Macroaxis does not own or have any residual interests in Meta Platforms or other equities on which the buy-or-sell advice is provided. Please provide your input below to execute Meta Platforms' advice using the current market data and latest reported fundamentals.

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Current Valuation


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For the selected time horizon Meta Platforms has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.045307), Jensen Alpha of (0.05), Total Risk Alpha of 0.0131 and Treynor Ratio of (0.1)
Macroaxis provides trade recommendations on Meta Platforms to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Meta Platforms. Our advice engine determines the firm's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Meta Platforms is not overpriced, please verify all Meta Platforms fundamentals, including its price to earning, gross profit, cash per share, as well as the relationship between the price to sales and net income . Given that Meta Platforms has a number of shares shorted of 26.43 M, we recommend you to check Meta Platforms market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your last-minute risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Meta Platforms Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Meta Platforms generated a negative expected return over the last 90 days
Over 80.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from Acquisition by Xu Tony of 3023 shares of Meta Platforms subject to Rule 16b-3

Meta Platforms current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Meta Platforms analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Meta Platforms analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price401.01
Target Median Price407.50
Target High Price466.00
Recommendation Mean1.90
Number Of Analyst Opinions52
Target Low Price250.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Meta Platforms Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Meta Platforms' historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Meta Platforms' future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Meta Platforms stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Meta Platforms price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Meta Platforms returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Meta Platforms stock.
Mean Return-0.13Value At Risk-4.14
Potential Upside2.69Standard Deviation2.07
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Meta Platforms historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Meta Platforms Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Meta Platforms is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Meta Platforms backward and forwards among themselves. Meta Platforms' institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Meta Platforms' securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Security TypeSharesValue
Baillie Gifford CoCommon Shares7.7 M2.6 B
Russell Investments Group LtdCommon Shares2.4 M806.3 M
Retirement Systems Of AlabamaCommon Shares1.2 M407.8 M
Nordea Investment Management AbCommon Shares1.2 M400.7 M
Dnb Asset Management AsCommon Shares1.2 M397.8 M
Royal London Asset Management LtdCommon SharesM350.4 M
Gateway Investment Advisers LlcCommon Shares657.6 K221.2 M
Note, although Meta Platforms' institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Meta Platforms Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(6.73 B)(13.91 B)(15.1 B)(15.12 B)(13.6 B)(13.96 B)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion3.02 B4.32 B5.74 B6.86 B7.89 B8.51 B
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents(905 M)1.92 B9.15 B(1.32 B)(1.52 B)(1.56 B)
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(122 M)(137 M)(508 M)(388 M)(446.2 M)(481.43 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(5.24 B)(15.57 B)(7.3 B)(10.29 B)(9.26 B)(9.51 B)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(20.12 B)(11.6 B)(19.86 B)(30.06 B)(27.05 B)(27.77 B)
Net Cash Flow Investment Acquisitions and Disposals(13.25 B)2.45 B(4.25 B)(14.52 B)(13.07 B)(13.41 B)
Net Cash Flow from Operations24.22 B29.27 B36.31 B38.75 B44.56 B48.08 B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash232 M(179 M)4 M279 M320.85 M346.18 M
Share Based Compensation3.72 B4.15 B4.84 B6.54 B7.52 B8.11 B

Meta Platforms Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Meta Platforms or Communication Services sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Meta Platforms stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Meta Platforms stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW1.41
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.04

Meta Platforms Volatility Alert

Meta Platforms exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.39 and kurtosis of -0.25. However, we advise investors to further study Meta Platforms technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Meta Platforms' stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Meta Platforms' stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Meta Platforms Implied Volatility

Meta Platforms' implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Meta Platforms stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Meta Platforms' implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Meta Platforms stock will not fluctuate a lot when Meta Platforms' options are near their expiration.

Meta Platforms Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Meta Platforms' fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Meta Platforms' direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Meta Platforms and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Meta Platforms or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Meta Platforms' fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Meta Platforms by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
 Better Than Average     
 Worse Than Average Compare Meta Platforms to competition
FundamentalsMeta PlatformsPeer Average
Return On Equity32.10 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset18.57 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin35.88 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin48.75 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation840.16 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding2.37 B571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.60 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions80.02 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted26.43 M4.71 M
Price to Earning22.65 X28.72 X
Price to Book6.63 X9.51 X
Price to Sales7.84 X11.42 X
Revenue112.33 B9.43 B
Gross Profit69.27 B27.38 B
EBITDA54.76 B3.9 B
Net Income40.3 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents58.08 B2.7 B
Cash per Share20.88 X5.01 X
Total Debt13.22 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.1 %48.70 %
Current Ratio4.23 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share47.75 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations53.62 B971.22 M
Short Ratio1.31 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share13.97 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.13 X4.89 X
Number of Employees68.18 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization880.59 B19.03 B
Total Asset49.41 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings60.09 B9.33 B
Working Capital19.73 B1.48 B
Current Asset21.65 B9.34 B
   Acquisition by Xu Tony of 3023 shares of Meta Platforms subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Meta Platforms Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as Meta Platforms . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.
Accumulation Distribution683713.0
Daily Balance Of Power(0.99)
Rate Of Daily Change0.97
Day Median Price301.9
Day Typical Price301.32
Price Action Indicator(6.03)

About Meta Platforms Buy or Sell Advice

When is the right time to buy or sell Meta Platforms? Buying financial instruments such as Meta Platforms Stock isn't very hard. However, what challenging for most investors is doing it at the right time to beat the stock market. Proper market timing is something most people cannot do without sophisticated tools, which help to isolate the right opportunities. Macroaxis provides hands-on modules to deliver winning trades and diversify your portfolios on a daily basis. Although Meta Platforms investors may find it confusing at the beginning, most of our advising modules are very easy to use and apply.
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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Accounts Payable1.36 B1.33 B1.2 B1.29 B
Receivables9.52 B11.34 B10.2 B11.01 B

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Please check Meta Platforms Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. Note that the Meta Platforms information on this page should be used as a complementary analysis to other Meta Platforms' statistical models used to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try Performance Analysis module to check effects of mean-variance optimization against your current asset allocation.

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Is Meta Platforms' industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Meta Platforms. If investors know Meta Platforms will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Meta Platforms listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of Meta Platforms is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Meta Platforms that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Meta Platforms' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Meta Platforms' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Meta Platforms' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Meta Platforms' underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Meta Platforms' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Meta Platforms value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Meta Platforms' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.