Ever since the company was founded in 2005, Facebook has been one of the leading technology and social media companies in the world. While it started with modest roots, the company has grown substantially over the past decade and is now considered one of the most valuable companies in the world. The company has continued to impress investors as it has continued to increase revenue, find new users, and increase streams of income. Because of this, the Facebook stock has been among the best performing stocks on the open market (http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/18/these-two-stocks-could-be-set-to-surge-on-earnings.html).
While the Facebook stock has continued to surge over the past few years, some investment professionals think there is still a lot of potential for further gains. One of the main reasons for this is that the stock analysts suddenly do not have as high of expectations for growth. While this may not seem like a positive, the stock has continue to perform well even with reduced expectations. In a situation in which a Facebook continues to beat these expectations, there could be a substantial amount of value increase in the stock price.
One of the biggest dates coming up for Facebook is next Wednesday. On this date, the company will release their second-quarter earnings. For the past few quarters, Facebook has managed to greatly exceed the expectations set forth by investment managers. If they are able to do this again, there is a very good chance that the stock could see another sizable increase in share value. With a share price that is already nearly $165 per share, the chance for it to reach $200 per share by the end of the year suddenly seems reasonable. This is a great improvement for the company as just a few years ago it was struggling to stay above $50 per share and looks like it could be a bust after its IPO.