Meta Platforms Stock Target Price and Analyst Consensus

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USD 195.13  3.50  1.83%

The prevalent analyst and expert consensus on Meta Platforms is Buy with 23 strong buy estimates. The prevailing projected target price is 390.86 with 29 professional opinions. Some of the most common ways Meta Platforms analysts use to provide public buy-or-sell recommendation are financial statements evaluation and conference calls analysis. They also talk to Meta Platforms executives, vendors, and customers. Meta Platforms buy-or-sell recommendation and consensus module provides average expert sentiment on the projected Meta Platforms target price to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on target price volatility of 42.343. Please check Macroaxis Advice on Meta Platforms to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.
  
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The current year Gross Profit is expected to grow to about 102.8 B, whereas Profit Margin is forecasted to decline to 0.33. Meta Platforms Receivables is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Receivables was at 14.04 Billion. The current year Accounts Payable is expected to grow to about 4.4 B, whereas Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income is forecasted to decline to (711.2 M).

Meta Platforms Target Price Consensus

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Meta Platforms target price is determined by taking all analyst projections and averaging them out. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Meta Platforms target price projections below should be used in combination with other traditional price prediction techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Number of Opinions28
Lowered Outlook0
Raized Outlook0
Buy
Most Meta Platforms analysts issue ratings four times a year, at intervals of three months. Ratings are usually accompanied by a target price to helps potential investors understand Meta Platforms stock's fair price compared to its market value. Analysts arrive at stock ratings after researching public financial statements of Meta Platforms, talking to its executives and customers, or listening to those companies' conference calls.
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Meta Platforms Target Price Projection

Meta Platforms' current and average target prices are 195.13 and 390.86, respectively. The current price of Meta Platforms is the price at which Meta Platforms is currently trading. On the other hand, Meta Platforms' target price is what analysts think the stock is worth or could sell for in the future. The more significant the discrepancy between the two prices, the more it stimulates investors to act.

Current Price

Meta Platforms Market Quote on 28th of May 2022

Low Price189.8Odds
High Price195.33Odds

195.13

Target Price

Analyst Consensus On Meta Platforms Target Price

Low Estimate300.0Odds
High Estimate460.0Odds
Number of Analysts29
Standard Deviation42.343

390.862

Note that most analysts generally publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with recommendations for the company's stock.Although price targets are often quoted in the financial news media, there could be a delay between the publication of the latest analyst outlook on Meta Platforms and the information provided on this page.

Meta Platforms Analyst Ratings

Meta Platforms' analyst stock recommendations are determined by taking an average estimate of all analysts we track and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell, or Sell. Ratings generally communicate what analysts sense about Meta Platforms stock, and they use a lot of effort and time to analyze it and arrive at a rating. That suggests that analyst recommendations are the outcome of an objective and thorough examination of Meta Platforms' financials, market performance, and future outlook by experienced professionals. Meta Platforms' historical ratings below, therefore, can serve as a valuable tool for investors.

Average Consensus Estimates

About Meta Platforms Target Price Projections

Meta Platforms's target price is an analyst's projection of its future price. Price targets can be assigned to all types of securities, from complex investment products to stocks such as Meta Platforms and even bonds. If the target price is unavailable, it is most likely because there were not enough analyst opinions to come up with a consensus estimate. When setting a price target estimate, an analyst is trying to determine what the Stock is worth and where the price will be in a year from now. Generally, the target price of Meta Platforms depends on its intrinsic valuation, beta (i.e., risk over market), and overall volatility. Most analysts publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with their buy, hold, or sell recommendations. Stock price targets are often quoted in the financial news media. Macroaxis uses multiple feeds to provide overall target price projection for Meta Platforms including analysis of its current option contracts.
Meta Platforms' latest option contracts expiring on 2022-06-03 are carrying combined implied volatility of 44.39 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 0.87 over 166 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying slightly more calls than puts on contracts expiring on 2022-06-03. The current put volume is at 22564, with calls trading at the volume of 31656. This yields a 0.71 put-to-call volume ratio. The Meta Platforms option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Meta Platforms option contracts. It shows all of Meta Platforms' listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2022-06-03 Option Contracts

Meta Platforms option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in Meta Platforms' lending market. For example, when Meta Platforms' puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on Meta Platforms, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Meta Platforms stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Meta Platforms' distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. Meta Platforms' open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Meta Platforms' option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Meta Platforms Maximum Pain Price across 2022-06-03 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as Meta Platforms close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
Meta Platforms' stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Meta Platforms common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Meta Platforms stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Meta Platforms' stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
Please check Macroaxis Advice on Meta Platforms to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

Meta Platforms In The Money Call Balance

When Meta Platforms' strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Meta Platforms stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Meta Platforms' options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' options written on Meta Platforms are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

Meta Platforms Current Options Market Mood

Meta Platforms' open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps Meta Platforms Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of Meta Platforms' calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. Meta Platforms' option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current Meta Platforms' option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Additional Meta Platforms Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Meta Platforms is a key component of Meta Platforms valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Meta Platforms.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Meta Platforms' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Meta Platforms in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
191.72195.63199.54
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
175.62240.26244.17
Details
Earnings
Estimates (12)
LowProjected EPSHigh
13.6413.9114.32
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Meta Platforms. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Meta Platforms' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Meta Platforms' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Meta Platforms.

Additional Meta Platforms Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Meta Platforms is a key component of Meta Platforms valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Meta Platforms.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Meta Platforms' price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Meta Platforms in the context of predictive analytics.
Hype
Prediction
LowEstimated ValueHigh
191.72195.63199.54
Details
Intrinsic
Valuation
LowReal ValueHigh
175.62240.26244.17
Details
Earnings
Estimates (12)
LowProjected EPSHigh
13.6413.9114.32
Details
Please note, it is not enough to conduct a financial or market analysis of a single entity such as Meta Platforms. Your research has to be compared to or analyzed against Meta Platforms' peers to derive any actionable benefits. When done correctly, Meta Platforms' competitive analysis will give you plenty of quantitative and qualitative data to validate your investment decisions or develop an entirely new strategy towards taking a position in Meta Platforms.

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Please check Macroaxis Advice on Meta Platforms to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon. Note that the Meta Platforms information on this page should be used as a complementary analysis to other Meta Platforms' statistical models used to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try Competition Analyzer module to analyze and compare many basic indicators for a group of related or unrelated entities.

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The data published in Meta Platforms' official financial statements usually reflect Meta Platforms' business processes, product offerings, services, and other fundamental events. But there are other numbers, ratios, or fundamental indicators derived from these statements that are easier to understand and visualize within the underlying realities that drive quantitative information of Meta Platforms. For example, before you start analyzing numbers published by Meta Platforms accountants, it's critical to develop an understanding of what Meta Platforms' liquidity, profitability, and earnings quality are in the context of the Communication Services space in which it operates.
Please note, the presentation of Meta Platforms' financial position, as portrayed in its financial statements, is often influenced by management's estimates, judgments, and sometimes even manipulations. In the best case, Meta Platforms' management is honest, while the outside auditors are strict and uncompromising. Whatever the case, the imprecision that can be found in Meta Platforms' accounting process means that the reasonable investor should take a skeptical approach toward the financial statement analysis of Meta Platforms. Please utilize our Beneish M Score to check the likelihood of Meta Platforms' management to manipulate its earnings.