After 3 consecutive quarters of declining revenue, the Facebook parent company Meta (META) finally turned things around. Wednesday, the company reported a 3% growth in sales that dramatically outperformed analyst expectations.

On top of revenue growth, the company saw user growth that outperformed recent quarters. And looking ahead to the next quarter, Zuckerberg is expecting another quarter of revenue growth.

While one of the biggest investments within Meta recently has been the Metaverse, the company is also dabbling in AI – following suit with other tech companies.

But, the Facebook parent company is being much more strategic with how they spend money to align with efforts to restructure, after being hit by a myriad of challenges recently – from a more competitive ad environment to looming recession fears.

Thus, the goal for Meta in the remainder of 2023 is to become more efficient – as profitability has declined nearly a quarter year over year. The company announced last year that 11,000 jobs would be cut, and just recently, Zuckerberg said that 10,000 more people would be laid off.

As a result of all this, META stock is up over 14% so far in Thursday morning’s trading session. The stock was already trending in the right direction over the past few months and is now up 65% since mid to late January.

So – does that mean you should add META to your portfolio if you don’t currently have an open position? And, if you do already own META, should you pick up more shares or sell off your position at the stock’s highest point since February of 2022?

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Below, we’ll break down the 3 most important things we uncovered through the VectorVest stock analyzing software to help you make a clear, emotionless decision on your next move.

Despite Very Poor Upside Potential, META Has Good Safety & Excellent Timing

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Each rating sits on a scale of 0.00-2.00, with 1.00 being the average. But, based on these ratings, VectorVest offers you a clear buy, sell, or hold recommendation - for any given stock, at any given time. As for META, here’s what you need to know after the most recent earnings report:

  • Very Poor Upside Potential: The RV rating compares a stock’s 3-year price appreciation potential to AAA corporate bond rates and risk, offering a more accurate insight than a simple comparison of price and value alone. And right now, the RV rating of 0.44 is very poor. And, the stock is overvalued at today’s price of $239. The current value is just $88.
  • Good Safety: In terms of risk, META has good safety - with an RS rating of 1.22. This is calculated by analyzing the company’s financial consistency & predictability, debt-to-equity ratio, and business longevity.
  • Excellent Timing: The timing for META is excellent right now - as confirmed by the RT rating of 1.45. This rating is based on the direction, dynamics, and magnitude of a stock’s price movement day over day, week over week, quarter over quarter, and year over year.

The overall VST rating of 1.17 is good for META - but is it enough to earn the stock a buy rating?

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VectorVest advocates buying safe, undervalued stocks, rising in price. And despite the very poor upside potential for META, it still has good safety and excellent timing - with a price trend that has been strengthened further as a result of 1st quarter earnings.

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