Today, Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ: META) Takes Center Stage

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The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Internet Content & Information industry segment. The current market capitalization of Meta Platforms Inc is $1274.87B. A total of 10.63 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 15.30M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Zuckerberg Mark sold 2,011 shares of META for 500.92 per share on Jun 06 ’24. After the transaction, the COB and CEO now owns 318,932 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 06 ’24, Olivan Javier sold 412 shares at 492.98 per share. META shares that Chief Operating Officer owns now total 8,443.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Newstead Jennifer disposed of 905 shares on Jun 04 ’24 at a per-share price of $477.00. This resulted in the Chief Legal Officer holding 41,465 shares of META after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Olivan Javier sold 412 shares at $471.67 per share on May 30 ’24. Company shares held by the Chief Operating Officer now total 14,964.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Meta Platforms Inc pays an annual dividend of $0.50, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.10%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 28.87. META’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/14/2024 when it declared a $0.50 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/26/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/26/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 2/21/2024. The META stock dividend was $0.50 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, META has a high of $531.49 and a low of $258.88.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. META’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $48.00B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $13.87B in debt and $21.14B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $58.94, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $124.88B.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for META is Buy with a score of 4.67.

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