Facebook Inc (FB) Analysts See $1.05 EPS

July 17, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

 Facebook Inc (FB) Analysts See $1.05 EPS
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.25 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.15, from 1.4 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 88 investors sold Facebook Inc shares while 531 reduced holdings. 156 funds opened positions while 618 raised stakes. 1.60 billion shares or 1.23% more from 1.58 billion shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Stralem Company has invested 2.84% of its portfolio in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Cadinha And Llc owns 8,307 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. 40,200 are held by Comgest Invsts Sas. Whale Rock Cap Mgmt Limited Liability stated it has 5.51% in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Stevens Capital Mngmt L P, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 350,495 shares. Hemenway Tru Limited Liability holds 947 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Mitchell Cap Mgmt owns 3.11% invested in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) for 71,141 shares. Waldron Lp accumulated 15,154 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers owns 355,783 shares or 1.41% of their US portfolio. Lenox Wealth Advsr invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Bridger Mgmt Lc reported 2.57% of its portfolio in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Sands Capital Mgmt Ltd Co has invested 6.75% in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Johnson Inv Counsel Inc accumulated 66,407 shares. The North Carolina-based Franklin Street Advsrs Nc has invested 1.31% in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Moreover, Scott Selber has 1.87% invested in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) for 25,247 shares.

Since January 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 60 selling transactions for $1.70 billion activity. Another trade for 745,262 shares valued at $99.39 million was made by Koum Jan on Tuesday, February 21. 16,000 shares were sold by Cox Christopher K, worth $2.27 million. Stretch Colin had sold 750 shares worth $112,689 on Tuesday, June 13. $3.00 million worth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares were sold by Wehner David M.. Schroepfer Michael Todd also sold $5.71M worth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) on Tuesday, June 13. Zuckerberg Mark sold $21.25M worth of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, June 8. Sandberg Sheryl sold 272,500 shares worth $38.52M.

Wall Street await Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) to release earnings on July, 26. Analysts forecast EPS of $1.05, up exactly $0.29 or 38.16 % from 2014’s $0.76 EPS. The expected FB’s profit could reach $3.05 billion giving the stock 38.17 P/E in the case that $1.05 earnings per share is reported. After posting $1.04 EPS for the previous quarter, Facebook Inc’s analysts now forecast 0.96 % EPS growth. About 12.83 million shares traded. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Ratings Coverage

Among 47 analysts covering Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), 44 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 94% are positive. Facebook had 131 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Argus Research on Thursday, October 8 with “Buy”. The stock of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) earned “Neutral” rating by BTIG Research on Friday, July 22. The firm has “Market Outperform” rating by JMP Securities given on Thursday, April 28. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 5 by Rosenblatt. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $130 target in Thursday, January 28 report. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, April 28 report. Jefferies maintained Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Nomura on Thursday, April 28 with “Buy”. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, April 28 report. The rating was maintained by M Partners with “Buy” on Friday, May 13.

Facebook, Inc. is focused on building products that enable people to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers and other surfaces. The company has market cap of $464.99 billion. The Company’s products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus. It has a 40.02 P/E ratio. Facebook enables people to connect, share, discover and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers.

More notable recent Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Facebook Inc (FB) Stock MUST Address Growing Competition” on July 13, 2017, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Facebook Inc. (FB) Moves for World Advertiser Domination” published on July 13, 2017, Investorplace.com published: “Facebook Inc (FB) Stock’s Growth Will Be Rooted in Instagram” on July 17, 2017. More interesting news about Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Facebook, Inc. Hits 2 Billion Users — But It Won’t Stop There” published on June 27, 2017 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Facebook, Inc. Nears 2 Billion Users” with publication date: June 22, 2017.

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