Fast Growing Stock in Focus: Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)

Shaers of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) have been recommended as a long term growth pick according to Beta Research.  With the firm’s stock price currently trading around $178.07, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the past few years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 62.10% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 49.40% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)’s stock was 54.78%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -1.21%, 4.75% over the last quarter, and  22.93% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Facebook, Inc.’s stock is -2.64% off of the high and 10.22% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -2.64% (High), 56.82%, (Low). 

Analyst Recommendation

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $206.63 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 1.80 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

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