Meta Platforms Inc (META) Stock Forecast & Analysis

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STOCK ANALYSIS
Thursday, August 11, 2022
META
Meta Platforms
Internet (E:Commerce)
$177.49
-0.85 [-0.48 %]
Business Description: Meta Platforms, Inc., engages in the development of social media applications. It builds technology that helps people connect, find communities, and grow businesses.
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VECTORVEST SUMMARY
META is fully valued, has well above average safety, and is currently rated a Hold.
RECOMMENDATION (REC)
HOLD
REC reflects the cumulative effect of all the VectorVest parameters working together. These parameters are designed to help investors buy safe, undervalued stocks rising in price.
VALUE
Current Price: $177.49
Current Value: $175.85
META has a current Value of $175.85 per share; compared to a Price of $177.49 per share, this stock is currently fully valued. Value is computed from forecasted earnings per share, forecasted earnings growth, profitability, interest, and inflation rates.
UPSIDE POTENTIAL (Relative Value/RV)
GOOD
RV is an indicator of long-term price appreciation potential. META has an RV of 1.12, which is good on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. This indicator is far superior to a simple comparison of Price and Value because it is computed from an analysis of projected price appreciation three years out, AAA Corporate Bond Rates, and risk.
SAFETY (Relative Safety/RS)
VERY GOOD
RS is an indicator of risk. META has an RS of 1.36, which is very good on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. RS is computed from an analysis of the consistency and predictability of a company's financial performance, debt to equity ratio, sales volume, business longevity, price volatility and other factors.
TIMING (Relative Timing/RT)
FAIR
RT analyzes a stock's price trend. META has a Relative Timing of 0.97, which is fair on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. RT is computed from an analysis of the direction, magnitude, and dynamics of a stock's price movements day-over-day, week-over-week, quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year. If a trend dissipates, RT will gravitate toward 1.00.
OVERALL RATING (Value-Safety-Timing/VST)
GOOD
VST is the master indicator for ranking every stock in the VectorVest database. META has a VST rating of 1.16, which is good on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. VST is computed from the square root of a weighted sum of the squares of RV, RS, and RT. Stocks with the highest VST ratings have the best combinations of Value, Safety and Timing.
STOP (Stop-Price)
Stop Price: $162.15
Stop is an indicator of when to sell a position. META has a Stop of $162.15 per share. A stock's Stop is computed from a 13 week moving average of its closing prices, and is fine-tuned according to the stock's fundamentals.
CI (Comfort Index)
VERY POOR
CI is an indicator which reflects a stock's ability to resist severe and/or lengthy price declines. META has a CI rating of 0.38, which is very poor on a scale of 0.00 to 2.00. CI is based solely upon a stock's long-term price history.

GRT (Earnings Growth Rate): GRT reflects a company's one to three year forecasted earnings growth rate in percent per year. META has a forecasted Earnings Growth Rate of 12.00 %, which VectorVest considers to be good.

EPS (Earnings per Share): EPS stands for leading 12 months Earnings Per Share. META has a forecasted EPS of $12.48 per share. VectorVest determines this forecast from a combination of recent earnings performance and traditional fiscal and/or calendar year earnings forecasts.

P/E (Price to Earnings Ratio): P/E shows the dollars required to buy one dollar of earnings. META has a P/E of 14.22. The average P/E of all the stocks in the VectorVest database is 42.26.

EY (Earnings Yield): EY reflects earnings per share as a percent of Price. META has an EY of 7.03 %. This is above the current average of 2.37 % for all the stocks in the VectorVest database.

GPE (Growth to P/E Ratio):  META has a GPE rating of 0.84. A stock is commonly considered to be undervalued when GPE is greater than 1.00.

DIV (Dividend):   VectorVest reports annual, regular, cash dividends as indicated by the most recent payments. Special distributions, one-time payments, stock dividends, etc., are not generally included in DIV. META does not pay a dividend.

DY (Dividend Yield): DY reflects dividend per share as a percent of Price. META does not pay a dividend, so it does not have a Dividend Yield rating. DY equals 100 x (DIV/Price). It is useful to compare DY with EY. If DY is not significantly lower than EY, the dividend payment may be in jeopardy.

DS (Dividend Safety): DS is an indicator of the assurance that regular cash dividends will be declared and paid at current or at higher rates for the foreseeable future. META does not pay a dividend, so it does not have a Dividend Safety rating. Stocks with DS values above 75 typically have RS values well above 1.00 and EY levels that are much higher than DY.

DG (Dividend Growth Rate): Dividend Growth is a forecasted annual growth rate of a company's dividend based on historical dividend payments and dividend predictability. It is a subtle yet important indicator of a company's financial performance. It also provides some insight into the board's outlook on the company's ability to increase earnings. META does not pay a dividend, so it does not have a Dividend Growth rating.

YSG (YSG-Vector): YSG is an indicator which combines DY, DS and DG into a single value, and allows direct comparison of all dividend-paying stocks in the database. META does not pay a dividend, so it does not have a YSG rating. Stocks with the highest YSG values have the best combinations of Dividend Yield, Safety and Growth. These are the stocks to buy for somewhat above current income and long-term growth.

AvgVol:  AvgVol is the 50 day moving average of daily volume as computed by VectorVest. META has an AvgVol of 28,842,221 shares traded per day.

%Vol:  %Vol reflects the percent change in today's trading volume as compared to the AvgVol. %Vol equals ((Volume - AvgVol) / AvgVol ) * 100. META had a %Vol of -18.02 % on Thursday, August 11, 2022

%PRC: META Price changed -0.48 % from the prior day's closing price.

Sales: META has annual sales of 119,411,000,000

Sales Growth: Sales Growth is the Sales Growth Rate in percent over the last 12 months. META has a Sales Growth of -1.00 % per year. This is very poor.

Sales Per Share (SPS): META has annual sales of $52.36 per share.

Price to Sales Ratio (P/S): META has a P/S of 3.39.

Shares: META has 2,280,000,000 shares of stock outstanding.

Market Capitalization: META has a Market Capitalization of 404,796,000,000.

Business Sector: META has been assigned to the Internet Business Sector. VectorVest classifies stocks into over 200 Industry Groups and 40 Business Sectors.

Industry Group: META has been assigned to the Internet (E:Commerce) Industry Group. VectorVest classifies stocks into over 200 Industry Groups and 40 Business Sectors.

 

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