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Alphabet Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:GOOG)

$129.98
-3.34 (-2.51%)
(As of 10:16 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$129.95
$131.45
50-Day Range
$123.40
$141.70
52-Week Range
$85.57
$142.38
Volume
5.08 million shs
Average Volume
25.59 million shs
Market Capitalization
$1.63 trillion
P/E Ratio
24.95
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$130.60

Alphabet MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
2.0% Downside
$130.60 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.27% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-0.72
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.96mentions of Alphabet in the last 14 days
Based on 28 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$23.45 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.83%
From $5.75 to $6.66 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.17 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

268th out of 594 stocks

Computer Programming, Data Processing, & Other Computer Related Industry

24th out of 57 stocks


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About Alphabet Stock (NASDAQ:GOOG)

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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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/24/2023
Today
12/04/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/01/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Computer programming, data processing, & other computer related
Sub-Industry
Advertising
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:GOOG
Employees
182,381
Year Founded
2015

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$130.60
High Stock Price Target
$160.00
Low Stock Price Target
$118.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-0.9%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
9 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$59.97 billion
Pretax Margin
26.40%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$282.84 billion
Cash Flow
$5.86 per share
Book Value
$20.00 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
12,516,000,000
Free Float
10,890,172,000
Market Cap
$1.65 trillion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.04

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GOOG Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Alphabet stock right now?

9 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Alphabet in the last twelve months. There are currently 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" GOOG shares.
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What is Alphabet's stock price target for 2024?

9 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Alphabet's stock. Their GOOG share price targets range from $118.00 to $160.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $130.60 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.0%.
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How have GOOG shares performed in 2023?

Alphabet's stock was trading at $88.73 at the start of the year. Since then, GOOG stock has increased by 50.3% and is now trading at $133.32.
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Are investors shorting Alphabet?

Alphabet saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 34,360,000 shares, an increase of 13.8% from the October 31st total of 30,200,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 20,940,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.6 days.
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When is Alphabet's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 1st 2024.
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How were Alphabet's earnings last quarter?

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 24th. The information services provider reported $1.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.10. The information services provider had revenue of $64.05 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $63.13 billion. Alphabet had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 25.24% and a net margin of 22.46%.

When did Alphabet's stock split?

Shares of Alphabet split on the morning of Monday, July 18th 2022. The 20-1 split was announced on Tuesday, February 1st 2022. The newly issued shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell 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).

Who are Alphabet's major shareholders?

Alphabet's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (0.96%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.77%), Morgan Stanley (0.55%), Northern Trust Corp (0.46%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.39%) and Legal & General Group Plc (0.27%). Insiders that own company stock include 2016 Gp LLC Gv, 2017 Gp LLC Gv, 2019 Gp LLC Gv, 2021 Gp LLC Gv, Aaron Boynton, Amie Thuener O'toole, Ann Mather, Brin Sergey, Capitalg 2014 Lp, Frances Arnold, John Kent Walker, John Kent Walker, John L Hennessy, John L Hennessy, Kavitark Ram Shriram, Lawrence Page, Philipp Schindler, Prabhakar Raghavan, Sergey Brin and Sundar Pichai.
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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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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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This page (NASDAQ:GOOG) was last updated on 12/4/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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