Facebook’s Moving Averages, RSI, and Analyst Views



Moving averages

On July 10, 2017, Facebook (FB) was trading ~5.9% above its 100-day moving average. Among Facebook’s peers, Twitter (TWTR) traded ~6.4% above its 100-day moving average, and Alibaba (BABA) traded ~21.9% above its 100-day moving average. Plus, Amazon (AMZN) traded ~8.0% above its 100-day moving average, and eBay (EBAY) traded ~3.1% above its 100-day moving average.

Facebook’s stock price is currently ~1.7% above its 20-day moving average and its 50-day moving average.

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Relative strength index

For the last 14 days, Facebook (FB) reported an RSI (relative strength index) of 51 compared to Twitter’s RSI of 65, Alibaba’s RSI of 59, Amazon’s RSI of 50, and eBay’s RSI of 51. 

Shareholder returns and stock trends

Facebook generated investor returns of ~2.6% in the trailing-one-month period and 30.9% in the trailing-12-month period. The company’s stock price gained 1.7% in the trailing-five-day period.

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Facebook’s market cap versus its peers

On July 10, Facebook (FB) was the second-largest global Internet player, with market capitalization of $425.7 billion. In comparison, its peers had the following market cap levels:

  • Twitter (TWTR): ~$13.3 billion
  • Alibaba (BABA): ~$368.9 billion
  • Amazon (AMZN): ~$483.0 billion
  • eBay (EBAY): ~$38.2 billion

How do analysts view Facebook?

Facebook (FB) was given a “buy” recommendation by 40 of the 44 analysts covering the stock. Three analysts recommended a “hold,” and one analyst recommended a “sell.”

Analysts’ stock price target for Facebook was $169.80, and the median price target for the company was $170.00. Facebook traded at a discount of ~9.7% to its median target.

Facebook’s cash flow numbers in focus

Facebook (FB) has $32.3 billion of cash on hand. Facebook stock is trading at a price-to-cash-flow multiple of 25.2x and a price-to-free-cash-flow multiple of 34.1x.

Facebook’s EBITDA for 2016 fell 23% to $16.2 billion and is expected to fall 22% in 2017.

For the last one-year period, the company’s EV[1. enterprise value]-to-cash-flow multiple was 23.3x, and its EV-to-free-cash-flow multiple was 31.6x.


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