Facebook, the owner of the world's largest social networking site, has enjoyed near-continuous growth since its IPO. A slight slowdown in this trend was blocked by the coronavirus pandemic, which pushed up stock prices even more. So, a historic maximum has recently been reached. What do the future prospects look like?
One can have a different attitude to some of the nuances of the company's activities: data privacy violations, an obvious pro-Western attitude, and other questionable points. However, it cannot be denied that Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, and the Marketplace are all firmly embedded in our lives.
The recent report for the 1st quarter of 2021 looks very solid. Revenue, most of which is generated by advertising, was $26.2 billion, and net income rose to $9.5 billion, or $3.3 per share. Analysts predicted significantly less, and the indicators of the 1st quarter of 2020 were significantly worse. Accordingly, at the auction on Thursday, April 29, Facebook shares jumped, exceeded the mark of $330, and had a clear impact on the growth of the Nasdaq and S&P indices.
Despite the fact that the weakening of the COVID-19's impact, as well as some restrictive measures, may make the report for the 2nd quarter of 2021 weaker than the current one, Facebook is now of interest to investors with bullish sentiments. It makes sense to wait out the current correction with special attention to the levels of 315 and 296. In general, we can assume the probability of continuing the long-term upward trend.