What Analysts Are Saying About Facebook After Earnings

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After Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) released its most recent quarterly results after the markets closed on Wednesday, investors cheered, sending shares up massively. Analysts seemed to agree, with a majority hiking their price targets in response.

24/7 Wall St. has included some highlights from the earnings report, as well as what analysts are saying about Facebook after the fact.

The social media giant said that it had $2.38 in earnings per share (EPS) and $16.9 billion in revenue, compared with consensus estimates that called for $2.19 in EPS and $16.4 billion in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had EPS of $1.44 on $12.97 billion in revenue.

During the latest quarter, daily active users totaled 1.52 billion on average for December 2018, an increase of 9% year over year, and monthly active users totaled 2.32 billion, an increase of 9%.

Mobile advertising revenue represented roughly 93% of advertising revenue, up from 89% in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Here’s what analysts had to say after the report:

  • Oppenheimer has an Outperform rating and raised its price target to $195 from $185.
  • Nomura has a Neutral rating and raised its price target to $172 from $148.
  • Canaccord Genuity reiterated a Buy rating and raised its target price to $200 from $180.
  • Morgan Stanley reiterated an Overweight rating and raised its target to $190 from $175.
  • Cowen reiterated an Outperform rating and raised its price target to $195 from $184.
  • RBC reiterated a Positive rating with a $200 price target.
  • Deutsche Bank reiterated it as a Buy and raised its target to $200 from $195.
  • Stifel maintained a Hold rating with a $155 price target.
  • SunTrust maintained a Buy rating with a $210 price target.
  • Barclays maintained an Overweight rating and a $210 price target.
  • JPMorgan reiterated an Overweight rating and a $210 price target.
  • Mizuho maintained a Buy rating with a $210 price target.
  • Piper Jaffray reiterated an Overweight rating and raised its target to $195 from $190.

Shares of Facebook were last seen up about 12% at $168.64 on Thursday, in a 52-week range of $123.02 to $218.62. The consensus price target is $184.67.