Just the Facts on Facebook, Inc. (FB)

Facebook, Inc. (FB) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Internet Information Providers. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $192.41, up from yesterday’s close by 0.01%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Facebook, Inc. (FB) currently trades with a market capitalization of $563.55 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 48.98 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $18.75 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.72 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.18% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Facebook, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $195.32. It is now trading 2.91% off that level. The stock is trading $177.56 its 50-day moving average by -14.85%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $146.37.

In recent action, Facebook, Inc. (FB) has made a move of +4.39% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.57, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.92% with $2.37 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of FB.

Previous articleThe Case for and Against Pfizer Inc. (PFE)
Next articleDigging Up the Facts on VEREIT, Inc. (VER)