Sentiment Change Report: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)

James Marshall
January 13, 2018

Lau Associates LLC now owns 9,950 shares of the social networking company's stock valued at $1,502,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. The Telemus Capital Llc holds 43,442 shares with $7.42 million value, down from 48,016 last quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. boosted its holdings in Facebook by 3.5% in the third quarter. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 4,182,199 shares of company stock valued at $752,724,430. About 9.59 million shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.05% the S&P500.

Roberto Mignone decreased its stake in Facebook Inc (FB) by 29.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 412,251 shares of the social networking company's stock valued at $62,242,000 after purchasing an additional 15,972 shares during the last quarter. Greenbrier Ptnrs Mngmt Ltd Liability Company owns 580,000 shares or 19.98% of their USA portfolio. During the same quarter a year ago, the business posted $0.79 earnings per share. It has outperformed by 60.97% the S&P500.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. FB was included in 216 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. Monness Crespi & Hardt has "Buy" rating and $115 target. Wells Fargo maintained Facebook, Inc.

News stories about Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. UBS maintained it with "Buy" rating and $110 target in Thursday, July 30 report. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Canaccord Genuity. The company was maintained on Thursday, April 28 by Robert W. Baird. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, July 17 by M Partners. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 28 by Axiom Capital. The company was maintained on Monday, August 10 by Bank of America. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Facebook in a report on Wednesday, October 11th.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.25, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. Sold All: 53 Reduced: 618 Increased: 644 New Position: 128. Vigilant Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Facebook by 17.8% in the second quarter. Rmb Mgmt Ltd Com accumulated 68,755 shares.

Dgh Investments Inc. holds 82.13% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. for 107,292 shares. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of FB in report on Thursday, November 5 with "Outperform" rating. Wealthtrust has 5,368 shares for 0.47% of their portfolio. Artemis Mngmt Llp has 521,288 shares. (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: "Facebook, Inc". Northern Trust Corp grew its stake in Facebook by 0.4% during the second quarter. New York-based Lazard Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.22% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Matthew 25 Management invested 1.72% in Facebook, Inc. Highvista Strategies Ltd Co holds 0.77% or 19,800 shares.

According to Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 472,722 shares. (NASDAQ:FB). Ar Asset Management Inc holds 0.69% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Aldebaran Fincl, a Tennessee-based fund reported 21,661 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale stated it has 1.28% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 38 sales for $950.72 million activity. Its down 76.19% from 2,100 shares previously. 246,237 Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares with value of $42.50 million were sold by Zuckerberg Mark. FISCHER DAVID B. also sold $806,019 worth of Facebook, Inc. Cox Christopher K had sold 16,000 shares worth $2.74M.

Analysts expect Manning & Napier, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). 24,065 are owned by Willis Investment Counsel. During the same quarter previous year, the company earned $1.09 EPS. FB's profit will be $5.64 billion for 23.19 P/E if the $1.94 EPS becomes a reality. 141.06M were reported by Blackrock Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Honeywell Intl Incorporated owns 200,000 shares or 1.2% of their USA portfolio. Fagan Inc invested in 4.97% or 58,749 shares. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, forty-two have issued a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 100% are positive.

A number of research firms have commented on FB. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $203.72. The stock of JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:TWOU) earned "Buy" rating by Needham on Friday, February 26. The company was maintained on Monday, November 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, January 8 by Credit Suisse. Stifel Nicolaus lowered Facebook from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday. On Wednesday, November 8 the stock rating was maintained by Barrington with "Buy". As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Goldman Sachs maintained Facebook, Inc. It also increased its holding in Waters Corp (NYSE:WAT) by 797,825 shares in the quarter, for a total of 799,025 shares, and has risen its stake in Dish Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH).

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