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Consensus recommendation

As of Apr 21, 2017, the consensus forecast amongst 50 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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Buy22
Outperform23
Hold3
Underperform1
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Share price forecast

The 40 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Facebook Inc have a median target of 162.50, with a high estimate of 180.00 and a low estimate of 98.00. The median estimate represents a 10.88% increase from the last price of 146.56.
High22.8%180.00
Med10.9%162.50
Low-33.1%98.00

Earnings history & estimates

On Feb 01, 2017, Facebook Inc reported 4th quarter 2016 earnings of 1.41 per share. This result exceeded the 1.31 consensus of the 37 analysts covering the company and exceeded last year's 4th quarter results by 78.48%.
The next earnings announcement is expected on May 03, 2017.
Average growth rate+16.29%
Facebook Inc reported annual 2016 earnings of 4.23 per share on Feb 01, 2017.
Average growth rate+70.38%
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Revenue history & estimates

Facebook, Inc. had 4th quarter 2016 revenues of 8.81bn. This bettered the 8.51bn consensus of the 35 analysts covering the company. This was 50.81% above the prior year's 4th quarter results.
Average growth rate+11.58%
Facebook, Inc. had revenues for the full year 2016 of 27.64bn. This was 54.16% above the prior year's results.
Average growth rate+52.76%
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