Leisure Capital Management acquired a new position in Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FB) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 1,896 shares of the social networking company’s stock, valued at approximately $303,000.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock by 2.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 149,137,226 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $23,830,637,000 after buying an additional 2,966,437 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock by 4.1% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 25,433,759 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $4,478,724,000 after buying an additional 1,010,306 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its position in shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 15,125,319 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $2,669,014,000 after buying an additional 458,048 shares in the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock by 4.6% during the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 12,587,578 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $2,221,204,000 after acquiring an additional 558,184 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock by 2.1% during the fourth quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 11,968,526 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $2,111,966,000 after acquiring an additional 246,365 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 59.46% of the company’s stock.

FB has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Facebook, Inc. Common Stock from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. Cowen reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $210.00 price objective on shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $168.00 price objective on shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $170.00 price objective (down previously from $175.00) on shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock in a research note on Monday, April 16th. Finally, Wedbush set a $260.00 price objective on Facebook, Inc. Common Stock and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 16th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, thirty-eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $209.46.

Shares of NASDAQ:FB opened at $183.09 on Friday. Facebook, Inc. Common Stock has a 12-month low of $149.02 and a 12-month high of $218.62. The stock has a market capitalization of $533.97 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 0.40.

Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 25th. The social networking company reported $1.74 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.75 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $13.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.35 billion. Facebook, Inc. Common Stock had a return on equity of 28.16% and a net margin of 39.31%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 41.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.32 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Facebook, Inc. Common Stock will post 7.08 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold 218,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $183.07, for a total value of $39,909,260.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP David B. Fischer sold 18,096 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $185.88, for a total value of $3,363,684.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 95,365 shares in the company, valued at $17,726,446.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 14,992,698 shares of company stock worth $2,896,878,329. Company insiders own 17.23% of the company’s stock.

Facebook, Inc. Common Stock Profile

Facebook, Inc provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. Its products include Facebook Website and mobile application that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing visual stories through photos, videos, and direct messages; Messenger, a messaging application to communicate with other people, groups, and businesses across various platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a mobile messaging application.

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