Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust Maintains Position in Facebook, Inc. (FB)

Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust held its position in shares of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 36,900 shares of the social networking company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Facebook accounts for 2.9% of Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 6th largest position. Kemper Corp Master Retirement Trust’s holdings in Facebook were worth $4,733,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in FB. Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC NY raised its stake in Facebook by 1.0% in the third quarter. Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC NY now owns 2,120 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $272,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the period. Enterprise Financial Services Corp increased its stake in shares of Facebook by 1.2% in the third quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp now owns 1,780 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 21 shares in the last quarter. Roberts Glore & Co. Inc. IL increased its stake in shares of Facebook by 1.2% in the second quarter. Roberts Glore & Co. Inc. IL now owns 2,044 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $234,000 after buying an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Facebook by 0.3% in the third quarter. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. now owns 8,088 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $1,037,000 after buying an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. Finally, United Asset Strategies Inc. increased its stake in shares of Facebook by 0.4% in the third quarter. United Asset Strategies Inc. now owns 6,839 shares of the social networking company’s stock valued at $877,000 after buying an additional 26 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 57.28% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)

Shares of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) opened at 134.19 on Friday. Facebook, Inc. has a 12 month low of $100.24 and a 12 month high of $135.49. The stock has a market capitalization of $387.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 38.42 and a beta of 0.68. The company’s 50-day moving average is $126.71 and its 200 day moving average is $125.11.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 1st. The social networking company reported $1.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.10. The company earned $8.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.47 billion. Facebook had a net margin of 34.33% and a return on equity of 19.05%. Facebook’s quarterly revenue was up 50.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.79 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Facebook, Inc. will post $5.42 earnings per share for the current year.

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A number of research firms recently weighed in on FB. RBC Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $170.00 target price on shares of Facebook in a research report on Saturday, October 15th. Credit Suisse Group set a $170.00 target price on shares of Facebook and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 17th. Nomura reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $155.00 target price on shares of Facebook in a research report on Tuesday, October 18th. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Facebook in a research report on Tuesday, October 18th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $155.00 target price on shares of Facebook in a research report on Tuesday, October 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, forty-two have given a buy rating and three have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $153.75.

In related news, insider Christopher K. Cox sold 15,600 shares of Facebook stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.83, for a total value of $1,806,948.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 379,068 shares in the company, valued at $43,907,446.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP David B. Fischer sold 47,301 shares of Facebook stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $116.52, for a total value of $5,511,512.52. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 178,142 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $20,757,105.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 5,192,014 shares of company stock valued at $620,668,032 over the last ninety days. 19.08% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Facebook Company Profile

Facebook, Inc builds products that enable people to connect and share through mobile devices and personal computers. The Company enables people to share their opinions, ideas, photos and videos, and other activities. Its products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus. Facebook is a mobile application and Website that enables people to connect, share, discover and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers.

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