Facebook Inc Stock 10 Year History

| February 25, 2019More Stocks

If you want to invest in stocks and be successful, you have to do your analysis. To help your analysis, this report gives you various insights from past 10-year performance of Facebook Inc (FB) stock in NASDAQ exchange.

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After reading this report, you will know the average annual return of Facebook Inc (FB) stock and the performance compared to broader market indices. Additionally, you will see the relative performance against similar stocks.

This report has 6 sections that will help you gain valuable insights regarding Facebook Inc (FB) stock's past 10-year history.

Note: We will update this report at most every month or at least every quarter (there can be exceptions). The data range used to generate this report is between 2012-05-18 and 2019-02-12.

Below is a table of contents to help you navigate between the sections.

  1. FB Stock's Price Graph & Average Annual Return
  2. How Facebook Inc (FB) Stock Performed Against The Entire Stock Market
  3. How Facebook Inc (FB) Stock Performed Against Large Cap Stocks
  4. FB Stock Vs Similar Market Cap Stocks
  5. 10 Biggest One-Day Gains
  6. 10 Biggest One-Day Losses

1 FB Stock's Price Graph & Average Annual Return

FB 10-Year Price Chart:

Below is a graph showing closing prices of Facebook Inc (FB) for the past 10 years. The below chart uses adjusted close instead of market close prices. (Adjusted close factors in corporate or institutional level actions outside the market.)

10 Year Price Chart Facebook Inc (FB)

Average Annual Return:

Assume you had invested in FB stock on 2012-05-18. Assume you had remained invested for 10 years through 2019-02-12. Then the average annual return can be calculated using the formula shown below.

R = 100 x [(EP/SP)^1/10 - 1]where,
EP - FB price at 2019-02-12 = 165.04
SP - FB price at 2012-05-18 = 38.2318
and R stands for the annual return.

If we substitute the values, we will be able to find the R-value as follows.
R = 100 x [(165.04/38.2318)1/10 - 1]
= 15.75 %

The (above) calculated return corresponds to the past 10-year history of Facebook Inc (FB). If you want to know the returns for the ongoing year (2019) visit the, 2019 performance report of FB stock.

Note:

  1. We haven't factored in the dividends (if any) in the above calculation.
  2. We have used geometric mean to calculate the average annual return.

An Interesting Question:

If you had invested 1000 $ in FB 10 years ago, how much your investment would have grown by now?

We just found the annual return to be 15.75% Higher%. Therefore, your investment now would be 4317.28$.

2 How Facebook Inc (FB) Stock Performed Against The Entire Stock Market

You should not evaluate a stock in isolation. Rather, you will benefit more if you assess the performance against broad indices and similar stocks.

This section compares how FB performed relative to the NASDAQ composite index. (You can think of NASDAQ composite index as a reflection of the entire stock market.)

Below graph compares 10-Year returns of Facebook Inc (FB) vs NASDAQ composite. The blue line represents FB stock while red represents the NASDAQ composite. Both the lines represent the percentage changes in the respective prices over time.Performance of Facebook Inc (FB) Stock Against NASDAQ Composite Index

Company Name10- Year Return (%)
Facebook Inc (FB)15.75%
NASDAQ (IXIC)12.87%

Thus, Facebook Inc (FB) has returned 22% Higher compared to NASDAQ composite.

3 How Facebook Inc (FB) Stock Performed Against Large Cap Stocks

Facebook Inc (FB) is a Large cap stock. (A Large-cap stock has a market valuation of Over $10 billion USD.)

Below section compares how Facebook Inc (FB) has performed compared to other Large-cap stocks in general. We have compared the closing prices of Facebook Inc (FB) against the Dow Jones Large Cap (DWL) index.

Performance of Facebook Inc (FB) Stock Against Dow Jones Large Cap Index
Company Name10- Year Return (%)
Facebook Inc (FB)15.75%
Dow Jones Large Cap (DWL)7.82%

Thus, Facebook Inc (FB) has returned 101% Higher compared to Dow Jones Large Cap (DWL).

4 FB Stock Vs Similar Market Cap Stocks

Below section compares how Facebook Inc (FB) has performed against other companies with similar Market Capitalization. We have compared the closing prices of Facebook Inc (FB) against the Microsoft Corporation(MSFT), Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO) stocks.

Performance of Facebook Inc (FB) Stock Against Microsoft Corporation(MSFT),Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO) stocks
Company Name10- Year Return (%)
Facebook Inc (FB)15.75%
Microsoft Corporation(MSFT)15.54%
Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO)13.33%

Thus, FB has returned 1% Higher compared to Microsoft Corporation(MSFT). AND 18% Higher compared to Cisco Systems, Inc.(CSCO).

5 10 Biggest One-Day Gains

Note: *Last two sections use close and not adjusted close.

Knowing biggest one-day gains helps one to visualize the volatility of a stock. These days usually reflect a high volume of buying due to factors like good earnings.

Below table shows 10 biggest one-day gains of Facebook Inc (FB) stock. The table also lists the dates to help you analyze what could have triggered the price movement.

DateOpenCloseGain %
2012-11-1420.122.3611.24%
2015-08-2477.0382.096.57%
2018-12-26126134.186.49%
2013-10-3147.15550.2056.47%
2013-01-3129.1530.9816.28%
2013-09-1742.545.076.05%
2012-09-1921.9923.295.91%
2012-11-1622.2523.56075.89%
2013-07-3035.6537.6275.55%
2013-11-1346.2348.715.36%

Below is a graph of the biggest one-day gains of Facebook Inc (FB).

10 Biggest One-Day Gains Facebook Inc (FB)

For analyzing trends, some investors give more importance to gains and losses over a 52 week period than longer durations like 10 years. If you also think so, have a look at the 52 weeks report for FB.

6 10 Biggest One-Day Losses

Let us now see 10 biggest one-day losses of Facebook Inc (FB) stock.

Note: Generally, losses test investor emotions. Many sell at the wrong time due to fear of loss. These are days when investors would have lost most.

DateOpenCloseLoss %
2012-05-1842.0538.2318-9.08%
2012-05-2931.4828.84-8.39%
2012-07-1630.528.245-7.39%
2012-07-3123.3721.71-7.10%
2012-05-2136.5334.03-6.84%
2013-10-0850.647.14-6.84%
2014-03-2664.7460.385-6.73%
2012-08-0722.220.72-6.67%
2018-12-21133.39124.95-6.33%
2014-04-1063.0859.16-6.21%

Below is a graph of the biggest one-day percentage losses of Facebook Inc (FB).

10 Biggest One-Day Losses Facebook Inc (FB)

Conclusion:

Hopefully, the above report helps you learn about the past ten-year performance of Facebook Inc (FB) shares. Kindly use the sections below to suggest corrections or improvements to the report.

Disclaimer:

We have validated the data to the best of our knowledge. If you find data inaccuracies kindly let us know using the contact form so that we can act promptly.

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