Can Market Sentiment Sustain META's Price Surge Today?

After this afternoon's 2.8% surge to $294.12 per share, Meta Platforms might just keep moving past its target price of $284.04. With an average analyst rating of buy, and target prices from $100.0 to $365.0, the stock's next move is anyone's guess.

The stock has a very low short interest at 1.3%, and a short ratio of 1.31. The company's insiders own 0.23% of its outstanding shares, which indicates a strong alignment between management and shareholder interests. Finally, we also note that an average number of institutional investors are invested in the stock, with 76.2% of Meta Platforms's shares being owned by this investor type.

Institutions Invested in Meta Platforms

Date Reported Holder Percentage Shares Value
2023-03-31 Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) 8% 180,907,553 $53,207,623,183
2023-03-31 Blackrock Inc. 7% 152,934,920 $44,980,452,502
2023-03-31 FMR, LLC 6% 122,110,146 $35,914,424,398
2023-03-31 State Street Corporation 4% 86,994,282 $25,586,322,400
2023-03-31 Geode Capital Management, LLC 2% 43,938,344 $12,922,925,616
2023-03-31 Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc 2% 41,803,774 $12,295,116,581
2023-03-31 Capital International Investors 2% 37,890,700 $11,144,222,860
2023-03-31 Capital World Investors 2% 35,486,247 $10,437,037,189
2022-12-31 Norges Bank Investment Management 2% 35,093,468 $10,321,514,998
2023-03-31 Morgan Stanley 1% 32,894,736 $9,674,834,957

Besides an analyst consensus of little upside potential, other market factors point to there being mixed market sentiment on Meta Platforms.

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