Meta Platforms Stock Today

FB -  USA Stock  

USD 196.23  2.69  1.39%

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Odds Of Distress
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Meta Platforms is trading at 196.23 as of the 23rd of May 2022, a 1.39 percent up since the beginning of the trading day. The stock's open price was 193.54. Meta Platforms has a very small chance of experiencing financial distress in the next few years, but has generated negative returns over the last 90 days. Equity ratings for Meta Platforms are calculated daily based on our scoring framework. The performance scores are derived for the period starting the 23rd of April 2022 and ending today, the 23rd of May 2022. Click here to learn more.
Meta Platforms, Inc. develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, wearables, and in-home devices worldwide. Meta Platforms, Inc. was incorporated in 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. The company has 2.37 B outstanding shares of which 30.11 M shares are currently sold short in the market by investors with about 0.92 days to cover all shorted shares. More on Meta Platforms
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Meta Platforms Stock Highlights

Most reasonable investors view market volatility as an opportunity to invest at a favorable price or to sell short against a bearish trend. If you consider yourself one of those investors, make sure you clearly understand your entering position. Meta Platforms' investment highlights are automatically generated signals that are significant enough to either complement your investing judgment regarding Meta Platforms or challenge it. These highlights can help you better understand the position you are entering and avoid costly mistakes.
Meta Platforms has very high historical volatility over the last 90 days
Meta Platforms is unlikely to experience financial distress in the next 2 years
Over 78.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Exercise or conversion by Xu Tony of 389 shares of Meta Platforms subject to Rule 16b-3
Meta Platforms Fama & French Business Services
Business Services
Fama & French Classification
Meta Platforms SEC Filings
Meta Platforms SEC Filings Security & Exchange Commission EDGAR Reports
New SymbolFB1
Founder, Chairman and CEOMark Zuckerberg  (View All)
Thematic Classifications
Active investing themes Meta Platforms currently participates. An investing theme is an unweighted collection of funds, stocks, ETFs or cryptocurrencies
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Average Analyst Recommendation
Analysts covering Meta Platforms report their recommendations after researching Meta Platforms' financial statements, talking to executives and customers, or listening in on Meta Platforms' conference calls. The current trade recommendation is based on an ongoing consensus estimate among financial analysts covering Meta Platforms. The Meta Platforms consensus assessment is calculated by taking the average forecast from all of the analysts covering Meta Platforms.
Piotroski F Score
Piotroski F-Score is a popular financial indicator that puts together nine criteria to evaluate the financial strength of Meta Platforms based on its profitability, leverage, liquidity, source of funds, and operating efficiency. It is an academic score (developed by Joseph Piotroski in 2002) to determine the current strength of Meta Platforms financial position. Scores of 8 and 9 are usually classified as strong value stocks, whereas scores of 2 or below are considered weak value stocks.
 5 - HealthyDetails
Current ValueLast YearChange From Last Year 10 Year Trend
Weighted Average SharesB2.8 B
Notably Up
Increasing
Slightly volatile
Weighted Average Shares DilutedB2.9 B
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Net Cash Flow from Operations62.2 B57.7 B
Significantly Up
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Total Assets131.3 B166 B
Significantly Down
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Total Liabilities44.4 B41.1 B
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Current Assets56.5 B66.7 B
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Current Liabilities22.8 B21.1 B
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Slightly volatile
Total Debt15 B13.9 B
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Return on Average Assets0.210.235
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Gross Margin0.890.808
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Asset Turnover0.690.704
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Macroaxis Advice
Unlike general analyst consensus, Macroaxis buy hold or sell recommendation is provided in the context of your current investment horizon and risk tolerance. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Meta Platforms' available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators. Your current horizon is 90 days - details
Cautious HoldUndervalued
Financial Strength
Meta Platforms' financial strength is of vital concern to both outside investors and internal stakeholders. Efficiency and cost control are keys to Meta Platforms' success, along with its ability to generate sufficient cash flow to pay bills, repay debt, and make a consistent year-to-year profit.
Financial leverage usually refers to the use of borrowed funds to amplify returns from an investment. In general, analyzing the relationship between debt to total assets helps investors to understand Meta Platforms' financial leverage. It provides some insight into what part of Meta Platforms' total assets is financed by creditors.
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By using current balance sheet information, investors can analyze the liability, assets, and equity on Meta Platforms' books and decide whether to invest or hold. Statistics such as return on equity (ROE), debt to equity (D/E) help investors determine how Meta Platforms deploys its capital and how much of that capital is borrowed.
Liquidity
Meta Platforms cash flow analysis is essential to understand how it generates and spends money over a specific period. It can also help you figure out where your money is going and how much cash you have available at a given moment. The company reports 14.66 B of total liabilities with total debt to equity ratio (D/E) of 0.12, which may suggest the company is not taking enough advantage from financial leverage. Meta Platforms has a current ratio of 2.75, indicating that it is in good position to pay out its debt commitments in time. Debt can assist Meta Platforms until it has trouble settling it off, either with new capital or with free cash flow. So, Meta Platforms' shareholders could walk away with nothing if the company can't fulfill its legal obligations to repay debt. However, a more frequent occurrence is when companies like Meta Platforms sell additional shares at bargain prices, diluting existing shareholders. Debt, in this case, can be an excellent and much better tool for Meta Platforms to invest in growth at high rates of return. When we think about Meta Platforms' use of debt, we should always consider it together with cash and equity.

Operating Cash Flow

62.24 BillionShare
Meta Platforms (FB) is traded on NASDAQ Exchange in USA. It is located in 1601 Willow Road and employs 77,805 people. Meta Platforms is listed under Business Services category by Fama And French industry classification. The company currently falls under 'Mega-Cap' category with market capitalization of 532.12 B. Market capitalization usually refers to the total value of a company's stock within the entire market. To calculate Meta Platforms's market, we take the total number of its shares issued and multiply it by Meta Platforms's current market price. To manage market risk and economic uncertainty, many investors today build portfolios that are diversified across equities with different market capitalizations. However, as a general rule, conservative investors tend to hold large-cap stocks, and these looking for more risk prefer small-cap and mid-cap equities. Meta Platforms is active under Communication Services sector as part of Internet Content & Information industry. The entity has 2.37 B outstanding shares of which 30.11 M shares are currently sold short in the market by investors with about 0.92 days to cover all shorted shares. Meta Platforms reports about 43.89 B in cash with 59.52 B of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 16.22.
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Ownership
Meta Platforms holds a total of 2.37 Billion outstanding shares. The majority of Meta Platforms outstanding shares are owned by institutional investors. These third-party entities are usually referred to as non-private investors looking to shop for positions in Meta Platforms to benefit from reduced commissions. Consequently, institutional holders are subject to a different set of regulations than regular investors in Meta Platforms. Please pay attention to any change in the institutional holdings of Meta Platforms as this could imply that something significant has changed or about to change at the company. Note that regardless of who owns the company, if the true value of the entity is less than the market is willing to pay for it, you may not be able to generate positive returns over time.

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Meta Platforms Stock Price Odds Analysis

What are Meta Platforms' target price odds to finish over the current price? Depending on a normal probability distribution, the odds of Meta Platforms jumping above the current price in 90 days from now is about 76.67%. The Meta Platforms probability density function shows the probability of Meta Platforms stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days. Allowing for the 90-day total investment horizon the stock has a beta coefficient of 1.978. This usually indicates as the benchmark fluctuates upward, the company is expected to outperform it on average. However, if the benchmark returns are projected to be negative, Meta Platforms will likely underperform. Additionally, the company has an alpha of 0.224, implying that it can generate a 0.22 percent excess return over DOW after adjusting for the inherited market risk (beta).
  Odds Below 196.23HorizonTargetOdds Above 196.23
23.19%90 days
 196.23 
76.67%
Based on a normal probability distribution, the odds of Meta Platforms to move above the current price in 90 days from now is about 76.67 (This Meta Platforms probability density function shows the probability of Meta Platforms Stock to fall within a particular range of prices over 90 days) .

Meta Platforms Stock Institutional Holders

Institutional Holdings refers to the ownership stake in Meta Platforms that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Institutions may purchase large blocks of Meta Platforms' outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management. Institutional holders may also work to push the share price higher once they own the stock. Extensive social media coverage, TV shows, articles in high-profile magazines, and presentations at investor conferences help move the stock higher, increasing Meta Platforms' value.
InstituionSecurity TypeTotal SharesValue
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares180.5 M40.1 B
Blackrock IncCommon Shares150 M33.3 B
Citadel Advisors LlcCall Options21.7 M4.8 B
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Meta Platforms Historical Income Statement

Meta Platforms Income Statement is one of the three primary financial statements used for reporting Meta Platforms's overall financial performance over a current year or for a given accounting period. An Income Statement sometimes referred to as the statement of Meta Platforms revenue and expense. Meta Platforms Income Statement primarily focuses on the company's revenues and expenses during a particular period.
The current year Direct Expenses is expected to grow to about 24.4 B. The current year Consolidated Income is expected to grow to about 42.5 B View More Fundamentals

Meta Platforms Stock Against Markets

Picking the right benchmark for Meta Platforms stock is fundamental to making educated investment choices. Many naive investors compare their positions with the S&P 500 or with the Nasdaq. But these benchmarks are not all-inclusive and generally should be used only for large-capitalization equities or stock offerings from large companies. When the price of a selected benchmark declines in a down market, there may be an uptick in Meta Platforms stock price where buyers come in believing the asset is cheap. The opposite is true when the market is bullish; so, accurately picking the benchmark for Meta Platforms is critical whether you are bullish or bearish towards Meta Platforms at a given time.

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Meta Platforms was forked

The entity Meta Platforms with a symbol FB was recently forked. You can potentially use FBR ASSET INVESTMENT with a symbol FB1 from now on.

Meta Platforms Corporate Directors

Meta Platforms corporate directors refer to members of a Meta Platforms board of directors. The board of directors generally takes responsibility for the Meta Platforms' affairs and long-term direction of the entity. A corporate director does not make decisions for the corporation on his own. As a member of the board of directors, she or he must function as a part of a group that makes decisions on behalf of the business only by the board of directors' meetings. To pass a resolution, a majority of Meta Platforms' board members must vote for the resolution. The Meta Platforms board of directors' duties also include the election, removal, and supervision of officers, including the adoption, amendment, and repeal of bylaws.
Kenneth Chenault - DirectorProfile
Jeffrey Zients - Independent DirectorProfile
Erskine Bowles - Independent DirectorProfile
Sheryl Sandberg - COO and DirectorProfile

Investing Meta Platforms

You need to understand the risk of investing before taking a position in Meta Platforms. The danger of trading Meta Platforms is mainly related to its market volatility and company specific events. As an investor, you must understand the concept of risk-adjusted return before you start trading. The most common way to measure the risk of Meta Platforms is by using the Sharpe ratio. The ratio expresses how much excess return you acquire for the extra volatility you endure for holding a more risker asset than Meta Platforms. The Shape ratio is calculated by using standard deviation and excess return to determine reward per unit of risk. To understand how volatile Meta Platforms is, you must compare it to a benchmark. Traditionally, the risk-free rate of return is the rate of return on the shortest-dated U.S. Treasury, such as a 3-year bond.
Please check Investing Opportunities. 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 Portfolio Volatility module to check portfolio volatility and analyze historical return density to properly model market risk.

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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.