Are There Any Catalysts to Propel Shares of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)?

Savvy investors are constantly on the lookout when it comes to picking stocks at bargain prices. As of late, investors have been taking notice of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares. During recent trading, shares saw a move of 2.29% hitting a price of $196.81.

Here we’ll take a quick glance at how the stock price is currently trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares have been seen trading 4.52% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by 10.84%. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading 11.30% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, company stock is 0.93% off of the 50 day high and 30.76% away from the 50 day low price.

Analysts are predicting earnings per share growth of 76.30% for the current year. The earnings per share growth over the next five years are expected to be 26.22%. Facebook, Inc. has had earnings per share growth of 234.20% over the past five years. 

Earnings per share (EPS) the amount of income that “belongs” to each share of common stock. This is a valuable tool that investors use to determine the value and projected value of a stock.  Earnings per share is generally reported in annualized form from the most recent fiscal year. To determine the value, the average number of shares outstanding is usually calculated by averaging the number of shares at the beginning of the fiscal period and the number of shares at the end of the period. 

Currently the return on equity is 24.60% and its debt to equity is 0.00. Facebook, Inc. has a total market cap of $576440.74, a gross margin of 86.00% while the profit margin is 40.00% and the ROI is 24.00%.

In terms of performance, we can pore into the stats for Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB).  The stock is 11.53% since the start of 2017. Over the past week, shares are 4.59%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at 6.78%. For the quarter, performance is at 7.04%. During the past six months, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)’s stock has been 11.22% and 30.99% for the last 12 months.