Analyzing Meta Platforms (META) Through an Investor's Lens

Large-cap Technology company Meta Platforms has moved 5.9% so far today on a volume of 21,264,957, compared to its average of 14,738,787. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 1.0%.

Meta Platforms trades 3.65% away from its average analyst target price of $520.89 per share. The 51 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $260.0 to $634.0, and on average have given Meta Platforms a rating of buy.

Anyone interested in buying META should be aware of the facts below:

  • Meta Platforms's current price is 286.7% above its Graham number of $139.62, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • Meta Platforms has moved 83.6% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 26.3%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 17.39, Meta Platforms has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 31.0 while the S&P 500 average is 27.65

  • META has a forward P/E ratio of 23.4 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $23.09 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.84 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Meta Platforms is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 9.16 compared to its sector average of 4.25

  • Meta Platforms, Inc. engages in the development of products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and wearables worldwide.

  • Based in Menlo Park, the company has 69,329 full time employees and a market cap of $1.37 Trillion. Meta Platforms currently returns an annual dividend yield of 0.1%.

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