Oppenheimer Believes Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) Won’t Stop Here

By Jason Carr

Oppenheimer analyst Jason Helfstein maintained a Buy rating on Facebook (FBResearch Report) today and set a price target of $270.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $234.50, close to its 52-week high of $250.15.

According to TipRanks.com, Helfstein is a top 25 analyst with an average return of 29.5% and a 74.6% success rate. Helfstein covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Spotify Technology SA, Fiverr International, and ANGI Homeservices.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Facebook with a $264.68 average price target, a 15.0% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 16, Bernstein also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $285.00 price target.

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Based on Facebook’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $17.74 billion and net profit of $4.9 billion. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $15.08 billion and had a net profit of $2.43 billion.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 175 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of FB in relation to earlier this year.

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Facebook, Inc. operates as a social networking company worldwide. The company engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. The firm’s products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum, and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.