Update (4:35 p.m.): Updated with Monday market close information.
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebook (FB - Get Report) fell 4.67% to $64.10, down $3.14 from its previous close of $67.24, on Monday as the tech sector sagged to start the week. More than 85 million shares changed hands, well above the average volume of 58,166,500.
Netflix was one of the hardest hit stocks, as shares of the streaming video service declined more than 8% in morning trading. The drop likely stemmed from reports that Apple (AAPL) has been discussing a deal with Comcast (CMCSA) for a streaming TV service.
- FB's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 16.4%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 63.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- Although FB's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03 is very low, it is currently higher than that of the industry average. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 11.46, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 566.66% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 158.97% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Setting our sights on the months ahead, however, we feel that the stock's sharp appreciation over the last year has driven it to a price level which is now relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. The implication is that its reduced upside potential is not good enough to warrant further investment at this time.
- Current return on equity exceeded its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of strength within the company. When compared to other companies in the Internet Software & Services industry and the overall market, FACEBOOK INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: FB Ratings Report
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