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Consensus recommendation

As of Aug 26, 2016, the consensus forecast amongst 53 polled investment analysts covering Facebook Inc advises that the company will outperform the market. This has been the consensus forecast since the sentiment of investment analysts improved on May 29, 2012. The previous consensus forecast advised investors to hold their position in Facebook Inc.
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Share price forecast

The 41 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Facebook Inc have a median target of 155.00, with a high estimate of 185.00 and a low estimate of 80.00. The median estimate represents a 24.04% increase from the last price of 124.96.
High48.0%185.00
Med24.0%155.00
Low-36.0%80.00

Earnings history & estimates

On Jul 27, 2016, Facebook Inc reported 2nd quarter 2016 earnings of 0.97 per share. This result exceeded the 0.82 consensus of the 40 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 2nd quarter results by 94.00%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on Nov 02, 2016.
Average growth rate+19.01%
Facebook Inc reported annual 2015 earnings of 2.28 per share on Jan 27, 2016.
Average growth rate+54.81%
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Revenue history & estimates

Facebook, Inc. had 2nd quarter 2016 revenues of 6.44bn. This bettered the 6.02bn consensus of the 37 analysts covering the company. This was 59.23% above the prior year's 2nd quarter results.
Average growth rate+13.21%
Facebook, Inc. had revenues for the full year 2015 of 17.93bn. This was 43.82% above the prior year's results.
Average growth rate+48.50%
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