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The death toll in a collapsed gold mine in Zimbabwe expected to rise to 13, vice president says
UK Treasury chief says he'll hike the minimum wage but rules out tax cuts while inflation stays high
S&P 500   4,288.05
DOW   33,507.50
QQQ   358.27
Stock market today: World shares mostly lower as Congress averts a US government shutdown
Buy This Stock for AI Tidal Wave (not NVDA) (Ad)
Federal student loan payments are starting again. Here's what you need to know
Bank of Japan survey shows manufacturers optimistic about economy
BREAKING: The truth about war with China (Ad)
Facing increasing pressure from customers, some miners are switching to renewable energy
Grant program for Black women entrepreneurs blocked by federal appeals court
Buy THIS stock before Taiwan is attacked (Ad)
The death toll in a collapsed gold mine in Zimbabwe expected to rise to 13, vice president says
UK Treasury chief says he'll hike the minimum wage but rules out tax cuts while inflation stays high
S&P 500   4,288.05
DOW   33,507.50
QQQ   358.27
Stock market today: World shares mostly lower as Congress averts a US government shutdown
Buy This Stock for AI Tidal Wave (not NVDA) (Ad)
Federal student loan payments are starting again. Here's what you need to know
Bank of Japan survey shows manufacturers optimistic about economy
BREAKING: The truth about war with China (Ad)
Facing increasing pressure from customers, some miners are switching to renewable energy
Grant program for Black women entrepreneurs blocked by federal appeals court
Buy THIS stock before Taiwan is attacked (Ad)
The death toll in a collapsed gold mine in Zimbabwe expected to rise to 13, vice president says
UK Treasury chief says he'll hike the minimum wage but rules out tax cuts while inflation stays high

Alphabet (GOOG) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$131.85
-1.28 (-0.96%)
(As of 09/29/2023 08:53 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$131.32
$134.89
50-Day Range
$121.88
$138.99
52-Week Range
$83.45
$139.93
Volume
23.24 million shs
Average Volume
26.68 million shs
Market Capitalization
$1.66 trillion
P/E Ratio
27.93
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$130.94

Alphabet MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
0.7% Downside
$130.94 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.27% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-0.72
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.62mentions of Alphabet in the last 14 days
Based on 28 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$16.88 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
18.49%
From $5.68 to $6.73 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.09 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

384th out of 606 stocks

Computer Programming, Data Processing, & Other Computer Related Industry

30th out of 57 stocks


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About Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) Stock

Alphabet Inc. is a holding company formed in 2015 with the restructuring of Google. The move was made to allow the company more flexibility in its business pursuits and to create more transparency in the core Google business. Google, which began as a simple search engine, is now synonymous with the Internet, cloud, and services related to each. Today, Alphabet is the 3rd largest tech company globally and the G in FAANG.

Google began in 1996 as a research project into Internet search. Founders Lary Page and Sergey Brin thought there was a better way to search and rank web pages than simply counting the number of times a keyword was used. The original algorithm was called Page Rank and the system Back Rub but those monickers did not last long. The new system instead determined a page's relevance by analyzing the websites that linked back to it. The more websites with higher rankings linking back to the original site the better.

The original prototype of the Google search engine was launched in 1997. The name Google was chosen because it is a very large number and refers to a large amount of information a Google search can provide. If not for an investment Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, the company may never have incorporated and become the behemoth it is today.

The company grew over the next few years, changed it headquarters to Palo Alto and then began selling ad space. It was he shift to an ad-based and supported model that provided the income and earnings to grow the company to its current size. Advertising still makes up more than 80% of the revenue. In 2000, the company became the default search engine for Yahoo! and then in 2004 Google went public.

At the time of the IPO, company founders and then-CEO Eric Schmidt agreed to work together for the next 20 years. While that did not come to pass, the trio helped get the company on its current path. In the time since the IPO, Google has not only grown to surpass 3 billion daily searches and 1 billion unique monthly active users it has also acquired other businesses to enhance that growth. The two most notable are the acquisition of Youtube (which is included in the ad-generated revenue) and Motorola. The addition of Motorola was strategic in many ways that include the acquisition of intellectual property and better positioning in patent and other disputes with other tech companies.

Alphabet now operates in 3 core segments providing Internet and Internet-based services globally. Those segments are Google Services, Google Cloud, and Other Bets. The Google Services business is the core Google business and includes search, ads, Google Home, and Youtube among others. The Google Cloud segment is a host of cloud-based services for businesses and individuals that include software suites, security, and cloud-based operations. The Other Bets segment includes a variety of applications and services that do not have a direct bearing on the core business and/or are immaterial to revenue on an individual basis.

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GOOG Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/25/2023
Today
10/02/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/24/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related
Sub-Industry
Advertising
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:GOOG
Employees
181,798
Year Founded
2015

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$130.94
High Stock Price Forecast
$160.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$118.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-0.7%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$59.97 billion
Pretax Margin
25.38%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$282.84 billion
Cash Flow
$5.93 per share
Book Value
$20.00 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
12,609,000,000
Free Float
10,971,091,000
Market Cap
$1.66 trillion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.06

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Sundar  PichaiMr. Sundar Pichai (Age 50)
    CEO & Director
    Comp: $7.95M
  • Ms. Ruth M. PoratMs. Ruth M. Porat (Age 65)
    Pres, Chief Investment Officer, Sr. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.79M
  • Mr. Lawrence Edward Page (Age 50)
    Co-Founder & Director
    Comp: $1
  • Mr. Sergey  BrinMr. Sergey Brin (Age 49)
    Co-Founder & Director
    Comp: $1
  • Mr. J. Kent WalkerMr. J. Kent Walker (Age 62)
    Pres of Global Affairs, Chief Legal Officer & Company Sec.
    Comp: $1.79M
  • Dr. Prabhakar  RaghavanDr. Prabhakar Raghavan (Age 62)
    Sr. VP of Knowledge and Information - Google
    Comp: $1.79M
  • Mr. Philipp  SchindlerMr. Philipp Schindler (Age 52)
    Sr. VP & Chief Bus. Officer of Google
    Comp: $1.79M
  • Ms. Amie Thuener O'TooleMs. Amie Thuener O'Toole (Age 48)
    Chief Accounting Officer & VP
  • Ms. Ellen West
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Fiona Clare Cicconi (Age 57)
    Chief People Officer













GOOG Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Alphabet stock right now?

13 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alphabet in the last twelve months. There are currently 13 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" GOOG shares.
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What is Alphabet's stock price forecast for 2023?

13 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Alphabet's shares. Their GOOG share price forecasts range from $118.00 to $160.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $130.94 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.7%.
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How have GOOG shares performed in 2023?

Alphabet's stock was trading at $88.73 at the beginning of the year. Since then, GOOG stock has increased by 48.6% and is now trading at $131.85.
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Are investors shorting Alphabet?

Alphabet saw a increase in short interest in September. As of September 15th, there was short interest totaling 33,800,000 shares, an increase of 8.6% from the August 31st total of 31,120,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 22,020,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.5 days.
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When is Alphabet's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October 24th 2023.
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How were Alphabet's earnings last quarter?

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July, 25th. The information services provider reported $1.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.32 by $0.12. The information services provider earned $74.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $72.85 billion. Alphabet had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 23.49% and a net margin of 21.05%. Alphabet's revenue for the quarter was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.21 EPS.
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When did Alphabet's stock split?

Shares of Alphabet split before market open on Monday, July 18th 2022. The 20-1 split was announced on Tuesday, February 1st 2022. The newly issued shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, July 15th 2022. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 2,000 shares after the split.

What is Sundar Pichai's approval rating as Alphabet's CEO?

4,614 employees have rated Alphabet Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai on Glassdoor.com. Sundar Pichai has an approval rating of 94% among the company's employees. This puts Sundar Pichai in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Alphabet own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Alphabet investors own include Netflix (NFLX), NVIDIA (NVDA), Tesla (TSLA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Walt Disney (DIS), Visa (V), Intel (INTC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Salesforce (CRM) and Mastercard (MA).

What is Alphabet's stock symbol?

Alphabet trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "GOOG."

How do I buy shares of Alphabet?

Shares of GOOG stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Alphabet's stock price today?

One share of GOOG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $131.85.

How much money does Alphabet make?

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) has a market capitalization of $1.66 trillion and generates $282.84 billion in revenue each year. The information services provider earns $59.97 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.72 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Alphabet have?

The company employs 181,798 workers across the globe.

Does Alphabet have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Alphabet: Alphabet Capital US LLC, Google, and XXVI Holdings Inc..
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How can I contact Alphabet?

Alphabet's mailing address is 1600 AMPHITHEATRE PARKWAY, MOUNTAIN VIEW CA, 94043. The official website for the company is www.google.com. The information services provider can be reached via phone at (650) 253-0000 or via fax at 650-253-0001.

This page (NASDAQ:GOOG) was last updated on 10/2/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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