Attention Investors: What’s Really Going On With Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ: META)

The trading price of Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ:META) closed higher on Tuesday, April 02, closing at $497.37, 1.23% higher than its previous close.

The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 33.39, while its 5Y monthly beta was 1.21. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $523.57 and a 52-week low of $207.13. Over the past month, the stock has lost -0.98% in value.

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Meta Platforms Inc, whose market valuation is $1268.00 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Apr 24, 2024 – Apr 29, 2024. The dividend yield on the company stock is 0.10%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.50. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $4.27 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $20 for 2024 and $23.16 for 2025. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 34.50% this year and 15.80% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $36.05 billion for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $34.72 billion and highs of $36.9 billion. The average estimate suggests sales will likely up by 25.90% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2024 is $158.25 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 17.30% over what it did in 2024.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of Meta Platforms Inc No upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest META has a 100% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 100% Buy, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 1.28, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that META’s price is currently 0.04% off the SMA20 and 6.41% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 55.09, and weekly volatility stands at 2.58%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 2.56%. Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ:META)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.18, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 12.95.

To see how Meta Platforms Inc stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: META stock’s performance was 1.23% in the latest trading, and 139.30% in the past year. Meta Platforms Inc has a P/E ratio of 33.39.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ:META) indicates that the 3-month average is 17.77 million. However, this figure has increased over the past 10 days to an average of 10.38 million.

Currently, records show that 2.21 billion of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 13.98% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 67.42%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Mar 15, 2024, stood at 29.92 million shares, resulting in a short ratio of 1.77 at that time. From this, we can conclude that short interest is 1.17% of the company’s total outstanding shares. It is noteworthy that short shares in March were up slightly from the previous month’s figure, which was 29.87 million. However, since the stock’s price has seen 40.52% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.