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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) CTO Michael Todd Schroepfer sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.06, for a total transaction of $1,301,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief technology officer now directly owns 191,451 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,455,802. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Tigress Financial downgraded shares of Facebook from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Separately, analysts at Pivotal Research raised their price target on shares of Facebook from $74.00 to $81.00 in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, analysts at Goldman Sachs reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Facebook in a research note on Thursday, July 3rd. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirty-three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Facebook currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $74.71.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) traded up 3.52% on Wednesday, hitting $64.97. The stock had a trading volume of 51,431,584 shares. Facebook has a one year low of $25.45 and a one year high of $72.59. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $64.47 and its 200-day moving average is $62.29. The company has a market cap of $166.7 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 81.40.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 23rd. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $2.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.34 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.12 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 71.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Facebook will post $1.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Facebook, Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is engaged in building products to create utility for users, developers, and advertisers.

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