Achmea Investment Management B.V. raised its stake in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) by 15.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 81,297 shares of the social networking company’s stock after acquiring an additional 11,084 shares during the period. Facebook makes up about 0.7% of Achmea Investment Management B.V.’s portfolio, making the stock its 27th biggest holding. Achmea Investment Management B.V.’s holdings in Facebook were worth $12,273,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the business. D. Scott Neal Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Facebook by 1,358.0% during the 2nd quarter. D. Scott Neal Inc. now owns 729 shares of the social networking company’s stock worth $110,000 after buying an additional 679 shares in the last quarter. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Facebook by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc. now owns 809 shares of the social networking company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 34 shares in the last quarter. Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc acquired a new position in shares of Facebook during the 2nd quarter worth $138,000. Watermark Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Facebook during the 1st quarter worth $141,000. Finally, Vigilant Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Facebook by 17.8% during the 2nd quarter. Vigilant Capital Management LLC now owns 991 shares of the social networking company’s stock worth $150,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. 57.86% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, CTO Michael Todd Schroepfer sold 38,042 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $177.86, for a total transaction of $6,766,150.12. Following the sale, the chief technology officer now owns 402,534 shares in the company, valued at approximately $71,594,697.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Peter Thiel sold 160,805 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $178.90, for a total value of $28,768,014.50. Following the sale, the director now owns 6,311 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,129,037.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 5,066,441 shares of company stock worth $903,750,174 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 17.23% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ FB) opened at $180.18 on Friday. Facebook Inc has a 52-week low of $114.77 and a 52-week high of $184.25. The company has a market capitalization of $528,820.00, a PE ratio of 34.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.13 and a beta of 0.69.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The social networking company reported $1.59 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.28 by $0.31. Facebook had a return on equity of 23.64% and a net margin of 41.69%. The firm had revenue of $10.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.84 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.09 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 47.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Facebook Inc will post 5.86 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on FB shares. Vetr raised Facebook from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $174.15 price target for the company in a report on Monday, August 21st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $185.00 price target on shares of Facebook in a report on Friday, September 1st. Pivotal Research reissued a “sell” rating and set a $140.00 price target on shares of Facebook in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Mizuho reissued a “buy” rating and set a $230.00 price target on shares of Facebook in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Facebook from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $191.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, forty-three have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $200.75.

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Facebook Company Profile

Facebook, Inc is focused on building products that enable people to connect and share through mobile devices, personal computers and other surfaces. The Company’s products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus. Facebook enables people to connect, share, discover and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers.

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