Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg Sells 125,600 Shares of Stock

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg sold 125,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $186.10, for a total transaction of $23,374,160.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Mark Zuckerberg also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, August 14th, Mark Zuckerberg sold 7,500 shares of Facebook stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $181.95, for a total transaction of $1,364,625.00.
  • On Friday, August 9th, Mark Zuckerberg sold 133,100 shares of Facebook stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $188.66, for a total transaction of $25,110,646.00.
  • On Monday, August 5th, Mark Zuckerberg sold 112,190 shares of Facebook stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $182.37, for a total transaction of $20,460,090.30.
  • On Wednesday, August 7th, Mark Zuckerberg sold 125,600 shares of Facebook stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $184.50, for a total transaction of $23,173,200.00.

FB stock traded up $2.50 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $182.22. The stock had a trading volume of 4,194,285 shares, compared to its average volume of 17,158,900. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $195.17. The company has a current ratio of 4.47, a quick ratio of 4.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. The company has a market capitalization of $528.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.99. Facebook, Inc. has a twelve month low of $123.02 and a twelve month high of $208.66.



Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 24th. The social networking company reported $1.99 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.90 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $16.89 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.49 billion. Facebook had a return on equity of 20.09% and a net margin of 27.26%. The company’s revenue was up 27.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.74 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Facebook, Inc. will post 7.96 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Adviser L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Facebook in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $205,000. Executive Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Facebook in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $5,196,000. Ruggie Capital Group grew its position in shares of Facebook by 53.8% in the 4th quarter. Ruggie Capital Group now owns 446 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $58,000 after purchasing an additional 156 shares during the period. Heritage Investors Management Corp grew its position in shares of Facebook by 13.1% in the 4th quarter. Heritage Investors Management Corp now owns 36,210 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $4,747,000 after purchasing an additional 4,190 shares during the period. Finally, Quantamental Technologies LLC acquired a new position in shares of Facebook in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $80,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 62.11% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on FB shares. Barclays lifted their price target on shares of Facebook from $210.00 to $240.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 25th. Argus lifted their price target on shares of Facebook from $206.00 to $220.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 26th. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on shares of Facebook from $230.00 to $235.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 24th. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $225.00 price target (up previously from $220.00) on shares of Facebook in a research note on Thursday, July 25th. Finally, Bank of America set a $224.00 price target on shares of Facebook and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and forty-two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $220.92.

Facebook Company Profile

Facebook, Inc provides various products to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces worldwide. The company's products include Facebook that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and messages; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a messaging application for use by people and businesses to communicate in a private way.

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