Alphabet Company Profile (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

About Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Alphabet logoAlphabet Inc. is a holding company. The Company's businesses include Google Inc. (Google) and its Internet products, such as Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Nest, Verily, Waymo and X. The Company's segments include Google and Other Bets. The Google segment includes its Internet products, such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Google Cloud, Android, Chrome and Google Play, as well as its hardware initiatives. The Google segment is engaged in advertising, sales of digital content, applications and cloud offerings, and sales of hardware products. The Other Bets segment is engaged in the sales of Internet and television services through Google Fiber, sales of Nest products and services, and licensing and research and development (R&D) services through Verily. It offers Google Assistant, which allows users to type or talk with Google; Google Maps, which helps users navigate to a store, and Google Photos, which helps users store and organize all of their photos.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Internet Information Providers
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:GOOGL
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $671.38 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 691,748,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $903.03
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $843.11
  • 52 Week Range: $672.66 - $974.51
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 32.80
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.96
  • P/E Growth: 1.49
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $94.77 billion
  • Price / Sales: 7.08
  • Book Value: $209.43 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.63
  • EBIDTA: $31.21 billion
  • Net Margins: 21.58%
  • Return on Equity: 14.85%
  • Return on Assets: 12.34%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.03%
  • Current Ratio: 6.29%
  • Quick Ratio: 6.27%
  • Average Volume: 1.52 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.98
  • Short Ratio: 2.5

Frequently Asked Questions for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

What is Alphabet's stock symbol?

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

How were Alphabet's earnings last quarter?

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April, 27th. The company reported $7.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $7.24 by $0.49. The business had revenue of $20.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.65 billion. Alphabet had a return on equity of 14.85% and a net margin of 21.58%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $7.50 EPS. View Alphabet's Earnings History.

When will Alphabet make its next earnings announcement?

Alphabet is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Alphabet.

Where is Alphabet's stock going? Where will Alphabet's stock price be in 2017?

44 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Alphabet's shares. Their forecasts range from $725.00 to $1,200.00. On average, they expect Alphabet's stock price to reach $1,001.86 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Alphabet.

What are analysts saying about Alphabet stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Alphabet stock:

  • 1. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "We maintain our Buy rating on Alphabet shares and raise our 12-month Price Target to $1,075." (4/28/2017)
  • 2. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We maintain our Outperform rating and raise our valuation range to $1,100-$1,200 from $975-$1,000.  Advertising momentum and share gains continue. Google Sites ex-TAC revenue growth accelerated to 19% year/year from 18% in 4Q, where continued strength of mobile search was called out as a primary driver. Beyond mobile query growth, we believe Google is benefitting from overall improvements to query optimization related to deeper user intent signals. Though Sites TAC as a percent of revenue continues to climb, we believe investors should welcome the growth as evidence that the mobile migration is proving to be a durable driver of Google search gains." (4/28/2017)
  • 3. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Alphabet is one of the leading providers of target-based advertisements on the web. The company's fourth quarter earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate but revenues beat the same. Over the last one year, the stock has outperformed the Zacks Internet-Services industry. Alphabet has shown good execution to date, more or less maintaining its dominant share in a competitive, fast-growing search market. Its focus on innovation, strategic acquisitions and Android OS should continue to generate strong cash flows. Its diversification strategy is also positive, but requires significant investment and involves uncertain payback periods, particularly since these efforts are at the cutting edge of technology. We also see growing competition and legal hassles that could intensify with Brexit. " (4/25/2017)

Who are some of Alphabet's key competitors?

Who owns Alphabet stock?

Alphabet's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (2.88%), BlackRock Inc. (2.61%), FMR LLC (2.50%), State Street Corp (1.73%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.61%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (0.49%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Alphabet.

Who sold Alphabet stock? Who is selling Alphabet stock?

Alphabet's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Marshall Wace LLP, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Glenview Capital Management LLC and OppenheimerFunds Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alphabet.

Who bought Alphabet stock? Who is buying Alphabet stock?

Alphabet's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Investec Asset Management LTD, Geode Capital Management LLC, Swiss National Bank, Karp Capital Management Corp and Parnassus Investments CA. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alphabet.

How do I buy Alphabet stock?

Shares of Alphabet can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Alphabet stock cost?

One share of Alphabet stock can currently be purchased for approximately $970.55.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings, 38 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.84)
Consensus Price Target: $1,001.86 (3.23% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/22/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
5/22/2017AegisReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
5/22/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweightLowView Rating Details
5/19/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$1,100.00LowView Rating Details
5/8/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$1,000.00 -> $1,170.00LowView Rating Details
5/3/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$1,032.00LowView Rating Details
5/1/2017Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$1,000.00 -> $1,050.00LowView Rating Details
5/1/2017Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingPositive$1,000.00 -> $1,200.00LowView Rating Details
5/1/2017JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingOutperform$1,020.00 -> $1,095.00LowView Rating Details
4/29/2017WedbushReiterated RatingUnderperform$700.00 -> $725.00LowView Rating Details
4/29/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$970.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Cantor FitzgeraldBoost Price TargetOverweight$1,040.00 -> $1,070.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncLower Price TargetBuy$1,100.00 -> $970.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingUnderperform -> Buy$1,000.00 -> $1,200.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$1,075.00MediumView Rating Details
4/28/2017Wells Fargo & CoReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Monness Crespi & HardtReiterated RatingBuy -> Buy$900.00 -> $1,050.00MediumView Rating Details
4/28/2017Pivotal ResearchBoost Price TargetHold -> Hold$950.00 -> $990.00MediumView Rating Details
4/25/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$1,025.00MediumView Rating Details
4/25/2017InstinetReiterated RatingBuy$925.00MediumView Rating Details
4/24/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$1,050.00MediumView Rating Details
4/23/2017Pacific CrestReiterated RatingOverweight$1,040.00HighView Rating Details
4/6/2017FBN SecuritiesLower Price TargetOutperform$1,050.00 -> $1,025.00LowView Rating Details
3/31/2017Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageHold$800.00LowView Rating Details
3/28/2017Barclays PLCInitiated CoverageOverweight -> Overweight$1,065.00 -> $1,065.00LowView Rating Details
3/27/2017NomuraLower Price TargetBuy$950.00 -> $925.00MediumView Rating Details
3/25/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$1,000.00LowView Rating Details
3/23/2017Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingBuy$1,025.00LowView Rating Details
3/11/2017Hilliard LyonsReiterated RatingNeutral$865.00N/AView Rating Details
3/11/2017MizuhoInitiated CoverageBuy$1,024.00N/AView Rating Details
3/3/2017William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
3/1/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$950.00N/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$950.00N/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$925.00 -> $935.00N/AView Rating Details
1/29/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$1,020.00N/AView Rating Details
1/28/2017Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuy$1,001.00N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingOutperform$1,100.00N/AView Rating Details
12/16/2016Cleveland ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutralN/AView Rating Details
10/30/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$900.00 -> $920.00N/AView Rating Details
10/29/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$900.00N/AView Rating Details
10/10/2016Axiom SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy$990.00 -> $1,000.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$975.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
6/8/2016Maxim GroupLower Price TargetOverweight$865.00 -> $850.00N/AView Rating Details
4/23/2016Moffett NathansonReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
3/23/2016Rosenblatt SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$900.00N/AView Rating Details
2/2/2016KeyCorpBoost Price TargetOverweight$850.00 -> $910.00N/AView Rating Details
2/2/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$809.00 -> $941.00N/AView Rating Details
1/26/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/22/2016Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingBuy$705.00 -> $910.00N/AView Rating Details
8/19/2015Atlantic SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$650.00 -> $825.00N/AView Rating Details
7/17/2015S&P Equity ResearchReiterated RatingHold$715.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)
Earnings by Quarter for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/27/2017Q1 2017$7.24$7.73$19.65 billion$20.12 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2017Q4 2016$7.65$9.36$20.58 billion$21.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q3$6.64$7.25$17.91 billion$18.27 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q2$8.04$8.42$16.88 billion$17.53 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q1$7.96$7.50$16.51 billion$16.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/1/2016Q4$8.10$8.67$16.87 billion$17.27 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2015Q315$5.87$7.35$18.53 billion$18.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/16/2015Q2$6.70$6.99$14.35 billion$14.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2015Q1 2015$5.38$5.20$14.06 billion$13.91 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2015Q4 2014$5.86$5.50$14.83 billion$14.48 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20174$8.01$8.69$8.38
Q3 20174$8.54$9.09$8.73
Q4 20173$8.95$10.27$9.77
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)
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Headline Trends for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)
Latest Headlines for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)
DateHeadline logoGoogle helps advertisers track spending in physical stores - May 23 at 5:18 PM logoAlphabet self-driving cars could be worth $70 billion, challenge Tesla after Lyft deal - May 23 at 5:07 PM logoNoteworthy Tuesday Option Activity: ALXN, GOOGL, MGRC - May 23 at 5:07 PM logoHow to create Google Assistant shortcuts - May 23 at 5:07 PM logoIs Google's Self-Driving Unit Better Off on Its Own? - May 23 at 5:07 PM logoStocks Rise In Back And Forth Session; Will Alphabet Spin Off Waymo? - May 23 at 5:07 PM logoThis FANG Stock Is Clearing A Members-Only Buy Point - May 23 at 5:07 PM logoGoogle aims to connect online ads to physical stores - May 23 at 12:23 PM logoAlphabet Inc (GOOGL) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Aegis - May 22 at 8:22 PM logoDeutsche Bank AG Reiterates Buy Rating for Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) - May 22 at 8:22 PM logoWhy the First Nokia-Branded Android Phones Are Promising in Many Ways - May 22 at 5:03 PM logoOp-Ed: Why Apple Deserves a Trillion-Dollar Valuation - May 22 at 5:03 PM logoApple is nearly 40% more valuable than the city of Chicago - May 22 at 5:03 PM logoThe Gold Rush Into Tech Is Still On - May 22 at 5:03 PM logoSnap Price Soars After 13F Reveals Big Hedge Fund Interest - May 22 at 5:03 PM logoSupreme Court Cracks Down on 'Patent Trolls' - May 22 at 11:14 AM logoAlphabet's (GOOGL) Overweight Rating Reiterated at Piper Jaffray Companies - May 22 at 10:54 AM logoSchools using smart phone technology against sex assaults - May 22 at 12:20 AM logoGoogle in, Google out - May 21 at 5:03 PM logoPanasonic is making a massive bet on electric cars — here's why the US CEO says it's a 'slam dunk' investment - May 21 at 5:03 PM logoTop 4 Companies Owned by Google - May 20 at 10:24 PM logoAlphabet Inc (GOOGL) Rating Reiterated by Robert W. Baird - May 19 at 10:18 PM logoUber threatens to fire self-driving car chief at center of court battle with Alphabet - May 19 at 5:15 PM logoPanasonic's Latest and Greatest Hero Computer - May 19 at 5:15 PM logoUber threatens to fire key exec in self-driving car dispute - May 19 at 5:15 PM logoApple's Siri vs. Google Assistant: We picked a clear winn... - May 19 at 5:15 PM logoGoogle's Fei-Fei Li: Vision is AI's "killer app" - May 19 at 5:15 PM logoTech Week in Review: Ransomware Attack, Google I/O, Cisco - May 19 at 5:15 PM logoAlphabet Inc’s (GOOGL) Photo-Taking Just Got Smarter With Google Lens - May 19 at 9:32 AM logoAndroid O's new battery menu will show you how each app is draining your power - May 19 at 9:32 AM logoWhat Twitter's privacy changes mean for you - May 18 at 4:19 PM logoGoogle's Instant App, mobile web improvements give tech decision makers a lot to ponder - May 18 at 9:49 AM logoEU: Facebook misled regulators in WhatsApp acquisition - May 18 at 9:49 AM logoA new search engine from WeChat could change China’s internet - May 18 at 9:49 AM logoGoogle's Annual Developer Conference Focuses on Apps - May 18 at 9:49 AM logoSurprise: Google Reveals Apple's iOS Market Share Is 65% to 230% Bigger Than We Thought - May 18 at 9:49 AM logoGoogle Defends Its Market Power in European Court - May 18 at 9:49 AM logoSynopsys (SNPS) Tops Q2 Earnings & Revenues, Guides Well - May 18 at 9:49 AM logoThe Morning Download: Google Bets on Computing at the Edge - May 18 at 9:49 AM logo[$$] Microsoft Extends Cloud-Computing Arms Race to Africa - May 18 at 9:49 AM logoWould Fighting Uber Distract Alphabet’s Waymo? - May 18 at 9:49 AM logoGoogle joins AI camera wars - May 18 at 9:49 AM logoThe Google iPhone Search Dilemma - Seeking Alpha - May 17 at 5:29 PM logoAt a Glance: Some of Google's new features seem ... familiar - May 17 at 4:49 PM logoThe Latest: Google offers tools to help share digital photos - May 17 at 2:18 PM logoGoogle: The Moat That Warren Buffett Missed - Seeking Alpha - May 17 at 10:24 AM logoAcxiom (ACXM) Earnings Miss, Revenues Beat Estimates in Q4 - May 17 at 10:24 AM logoThe top 4 things to expect at Google I/O today - May 17 at 10:24 AM logoGoogle Racks Up More Patents Than Most Automakers On Connected And Self-Driving Cars - May 17 at 10:24 AM logoGoogle poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets - May 17 at 1:07 AM



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