Pflug Koory LLC increased its holdings in shares of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) by 460.8% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,217 shares of the social networking company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Pflug Koory LLC’s holdings in Facebook were worth $250,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Financial Advantage Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Facebook in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $28,000. American National Bank bought a new stake in shares of Facebook in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $41,000. Winthrop Partners WNY LLC bought a new stake in shares of Facebook in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $58,000. AlphaMark Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Facebook by 20.8% in the 3rd quarter. AlphaMark Advisors LLC now owns 465 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $83,000 after purchasing an additional 80 shares during the period. Finally, Personal Wealth Partners grew its stake in shares of Facebook by 12.9% in the 3rd quarter. Personal Wealth Partners now owns 481 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $86,000 after purchasing an additional 55 shares during the period. 63.77% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research firms recently commented on FB. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Facebook from $235.00 to $250.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 31st. Piper Jaffray Companies began coverage on Facebook in a research report on Tuesday, December 3rd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $230.00 price target on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded Facebook from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday. UBS Group decreased their price target on Facebook from $240.00 to $235.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 31st. Finally, Rosenblatt Securities set a $242.00 price target on Facebook and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, forty-five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $236.37.

Shares of Facebook stock opened at $219.06 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $632.83 billion, a PE ratio of 28.94, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 1.05. Facebook, Inc. has a 12 month low of $141.27 and a 12 month high of $219.88. The company has a current ratio of 4.66, a quick ratio of 4.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $205.30 and its 200 day simple moving average is $193.54.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 30th. The social networking company reported $2.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.91 by $0.21. The business had revenue of $17.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.35 billion. Facebook had a return on equity of 20.39% and a net margin of 27.08%. The firm’s revenue was up 28.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.76 EPS. Analysts predict that Facebook, Inc. will post 8.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Facebook news, CRO David B. Fischer sold 11,638 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $202.00, for a total transaction of $2,350,876.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Jennifer Newstead sold 260 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $212.85, for a total value of $55,341.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 1,306 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $277,982.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 1,228,140 shares of company stock valued at $233,184,417. Corporate insiders own 14.53% of the company’s stock.

About Facebook

Facebook, Inc provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. The company's products include Facebook that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and messages; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a messaging application for use by people and businesses to communicate in a private way.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)

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