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: Search Engines
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:GOOGL
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $649.13 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 692,879,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $939.74
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $928.13
  • 52 Week Range: $743.59 - $1,008.61
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 33.95
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 23.43
  • P/E Growth: 1.59
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $99.28 billion
  • Price / Sales: 6.54
  • Book Value: $214.01 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.38
  • EBIDTA: $32.25 billion
  • Net Margins: 19.49%
  • Return on Equity: 13.66%
  • Return on Assets: 11.40%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.03%
  • Current Ratio: 6.01%
  • Quick Ratio: 5.99%
  • Average Volume: 1.69 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.98
  • Short Ratio: 1.45

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 data on Monday, July, 24th. The company reported $5.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $8.25 by $3.24. The company had revenue of $20.92 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $20.83 billion. Alphabet had a net margin of 19.49% and a return on equity of 13.66%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $8.42 earnings per share. View Alphabet's Earnings History.

When will Alphabet make its next earnings announcement?

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

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

48 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Alphabet's shares. Their predictions range from $725.00 to $1,258.00. On average, they anticipate Alphabet's stock price to reach $1,052.27 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. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Google’s business is sustaining the highest levels of growth we’ve seen in around five years. The core ad business looks solid with mobile search and YouTube driving strong new ad clicks. And strong growth in emerging areas like cloud and hardware suggests those investments are paying off. TAC continues to increase but this is not a new story. GOOGL remains a franchise pick. Solid 1Q beat with broad-based strength across products and geographies. Consolidated net rev grew +19% Y/Y to $20.9B in 2Q, in-line with $20.9B consensus. Operating Income of $4.13B was below Street $4.26B but GAAP EPS of $5.01 beat consensus $4.39. Excluding the impact of the $2.7B European Commission (EC) fine, GAAP EPS of $8.90 beat street $8.28." (7/25/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Alphabet is one of the leading providers of target-based advertisements on the web. 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. " (7/24/2017)
  • 3. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "The European Commission fined Alphabet 2.42B Euros (~$2.7B USD) for anti-trust violations related to Google’s Shopping search comparison service." (6/27/2017)
  • 4. 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)
  • 5. Wells Fargo & Company 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)

Who are some of Alphabet's key competitors?

Who are Alphabet's key executives?

Alphabet's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Eric E. Schmidt Ph.D., Executive Chairman of the Board of Director
  • Sergey Brin, President, Director
  • Lawrence E. Page, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Ruth M. Porat, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Sundar Pichai, Director, Chief Executive Officer, Google Inc.
  • David C. Drummond, Senior Vice President - Corporate Development, Chief Legal Officer, Secretary
  • John L. Hennessy Ph.D., Lead Independent Director
  • Diane B. Greene, Director
  • L. John Doerr, Independent Director
  • Roger W. Ferguson Jr., Independent Director

Who owns Alphabet stock?

Alphabet's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (2.97%), BlackRock Inc. (2.69%), FMR LLC (2.55%), State Street Corp (1.69%), Capital Research Global Investors (0.62%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.57%). 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 Veritas Asset Management LLP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Boston Partners, State Street Corp, Jennison Associates LLC, Lazard Asset Management LLC, Capital Guardian Trust Co. and LLBH Private Wealth Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Alphabet.

Who bought Alphabet stock? Who is buying Alphabet stock?

Alphabet's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Koch Industries Inc., Harbour Capital Advisors LLC, Vanguard Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Capital World Investors, Janus Henderson Group PLC and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale. 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.

What is Alphabet's stock price today?

One share of Alphabet stock can currently be purchased for approximately $936.86.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Alphabet (NASDAQ GOOGL)
Community Ranking:  4.3 out of 5 (star star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,591 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  260 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,851
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Alphabet and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 6 Hold Ratings, 40 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.85)
Consensus Price Target: $1,052.27 (12.32% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/11/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$1,100.00LowView Rating Details
9/7/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$1,100.00MediumView Rating Details
8/31/2017Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingOutperformLowView Rating Details
8/26/2017Monness Crespi & HardtReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
8/10/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$1,075.00LowView Rating Details
8/10/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$1,170.00 -> $1,210.00MediumView Rating Details
8/9/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$1,050.00HighView Rating Details
8/7/2017MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy -> Buy$1,220.00LowView Rating Details
7/30/2017B. RileyReiterated RatingBuy$1,050.00LowView Rating Details
7/27/2017Tigress FinancialReiterated RatingStrong-BuyLowView Rating Details
7/27/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingOverweight$1,100.00LowView Rating Details
7/27/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$970.00LowView Rating Details
7/27/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$1,000.00LowView Rating Details
7/25/2017FBR & CoReiterated RatingOutperform$1,032.00 -> $1,050.00LowView Rating Details
7/25/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Reiterated RatingBuy$1,100.00MediumView Rating Details
7/25/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingOverweight$1,070.00 -> $1,100.00LowView Rating Details
7/25/2017Pivotal ResearchReiterated RatingHold$980.00 -> $940.00LowView Rating Details
7/25/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight$1,065.00 -> $1,060.00LowView Rating Details
7/25/2017JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$1,095.00 -> $1,077.00LowView Rating Details
7/25/2017Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingBuy$1,035.00 -> $1,100.00LowView Rating Details
7/25/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$1,200.00LowView Rating Details
7/25/2017Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetBuy$1,135.00 -> $1,180.00LowView Rating Details
7/22/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$1,250.00 -> $1,258.00LowView Rating Details
7/22/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingOutperform$1,150.00LowView Rating Details
7/22/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingOverweight$1,050.00LowView Rating Details
7/22/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetOverweight$1,075.00 -> $1,115.00LowView Rating Details
7/17/2017Needham & Company LLCReiterated RatingBuy$1,050.00LowView Rating Details
7/14/2017ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$1,085.00 -> $968.72LowView Rating Details
7/7/2017Societe GeneraleSet Price TargetBuy$1,210.00LowView Rating Details
7/4/2017FBN SecuritiesLower Price TargetOutperform$1,050.00 -> $1,025.00LowView Rating Details
7/3/2017AegisReiterated RatingBuy$1,090.00LowView Rating Details
6/9/2017Moffett NathansonReiterated RatingBuyMediumView Rating Details
6/2/2017InstinetReiterated RatingBuyLowView Rating Details
6/1/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$1,050.00LowView 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
4/29/2017WedbushReiterated RatingUnderperform$700.00 -> $725.00LowView Rating Details
4/28/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$1,075.00MediumView Rating Details
4/23/2017Pacific CrestReiterated RatingOverweight$1,040.00HighView Rating Details
3/31/2017Loop CapitalInitiated CoverageHold$800.00LowView Rating Details
3/27/2017NomuraLower Price TargetBuy$950.00 -> $925.00MediumView Rating Details
3/11/2017Hilliard LyonsReiterated RatingNeutral$865.00N/AView Rating Details
3/3/2017William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
1/28/2017Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuy$1,001.00N/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
10/10/2016Axiom SecuritiesBoost Price TargetBuy$990.00 -> $1,000.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingOutperform$975.00N/AView Rating Details
6/8/2016Maxim GroupLower Price TargetOverweight$865.00 -> $850.00N/AView Rating Details
3/23/2016Rosenblatt SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$900.00N/AView Rating Details
1/26/2016Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 9/19/2015 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
10/25/2017$8.34N/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2017Q2 2017$8.25$5.01$20.83 billion$20.92 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $26.71
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $38.31
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q2 20174$8.01$8.69$8.38
Q3 20177$8.21$9.09$8.55
Q4 20177$8.95$10.27$9.79
Q1 20182$8.84$8.92$8.88
Q2 20182$8.88$9.08$8.98
Q3 20182$9.38$9.87$9.63
Q4 20182$10.45$11.20$10.83
(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's AI Boss Blasts Musk's Scare Tactics on Machine Takeover - September 19 at 7:10 PM logoThis is apparently the Google Home Mini that's coming next month - September 19 at 7:10 PM logo[$$] US lawmakers turn sights on tech groups in sex trafficking debate - September 19 at 7:10 PM logoA dog park and food trailer in the sky: Inside Google's multimillion-dollar Austin offices - September 19 at 7:10 PM logoFormer Google CFO joins Twitter board, PepsiCo exec to depart - September 19 at 7:10 PM logoEx-Google CFO Patrick Pichette is joining Twitter's board, and he just tweeted for the first time - September 19 at 7:10 PM logoUdacity's co-founder wore a dog on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt - September 19 at 7:10 PM logoGoogle's Artificial Intelligence Chief Thinks Elon Musk's AI Fears Are Overblown - September 19 at 7:10 PM logoIt looks like Google is set to reveal a $49 rival to Amazon's popular Echo Dot - September 19 at 7:10 PM logoThe top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store - September 19 at 5:58 PM logoAlphabet's Google Sued for Pay Discrimination Against Women - September 19 at 4:47 AM logoAlphabet's Short-Term Fall Could Be a Long-Term Gain - September 19 at 4:46 AM logo[$$] Rogue governments using 'off the shelf' hacks, Google warns - September 19 at 4:46 AM logoLyft Wants to Fix Traffic Problems by Reducing Car Lanes - September 19 at 4:46 AM logoMacquarie Sees No Surprises From Fed Commentary - September 19 at 4:46 AM logoPRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - Sept 19 - September 19 at 4:46 AM logoAn EU Turnover Tax on Tech Giants Is a Bad Idea - September 19 at 4:46 AM logoThe person named most dangerous online might surprise you - September 19 at 1:15 AM logoAlphabet Inc. (GOOGL) Upgraded by Vetr Inc. to Strong-Buy - September 19 at 12:48 AM logoGoogle Shuffles Top Policy Team Amid Ongoing EU Antitrust Row - September 18 at 6:42 PM logoExclusive: Google offers to treat rivals equally via auction - sources - September 18 at 6:42 PM logo[$$] Google to launch smartphone payments app in India - September 18 at 4:25 AM logoWhat you need to know about egg-freezing, the hot new perk at Google, Apple, and Facebook - September 17 at 6:23 PM logo[$$] EU Finance Ministers Cautiously Support Push to Toughen Tech Taxes - September 16 at 6:29 PM logoGoogle's Awkward Relationship With Uber Could Get Even More Complicated - September 16 at 6:29 PM logoGoogle spent $1.1B on self-driving car tech - Seeking Alpha - September 16 at 5:50 AM logo3 Ways Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Could Break Out of its Funk - - September 16 at 5:49 AM logoWill Alphabet Invest $1B in Ride-Hailing Provider Lyft? - September 16 at 12:49 AM logoGoogle sued by female employees in gender gap lawsuit - September 16 at 12:49 AM logoAlphabet in talks to invest $1B in Lyft: WSJ - September 15 at 7:48 PM logoTech Stocks This Week: iPhone X, Google's Pixel 2, and Tesla's Semitruck - September 15 at 7:48 PM logoAt $1.1 Billion Google's Self-Driving Car Moonshot Looks Like A Bargain - September 15 at 7:48 PM logoGoogle cashes in on fake news and helps support its purveyors: report - September 15 at 7:48 PM logo[$$] Social Media Startup Gab Sues Google Over Removal from Play App Store - September 15 at 7:48 PM logoAndroid Circuit: Pixel 2 Launch Confirmed October 4th, Galaxy S9 Leaks, Microsoft's Android Search - September 15 at 7:48 PM logoAlphabet Considering $1B Investment in Lyft - September 15 at 5:57 AM logoFacebook’s Artificial Intelligence Is Spreading to This City - September 15 at 5:57 AM logoAlphabet Mulls Lyft Investment, Reports - September 15 at 5:57 AM logoLawsuit accuses Google of discriminating against women in pay, promotions - September 14 at 7:51 PM logoGoogle responds to gender discrimination suit - September 14 at 7:51 PM logoGoogle hit with class-action over gender-based pay discrimination - September 14 at 7:51 PM logoAlphabet Considers Lyft Investment of About $1 Billion - September 14 at 7:51 PM logoAlphabet is talking about investing up to $1 billion in Lyft, say reports - September 14 at 7:50 PM logo[$$] Former Google Employees Allege Bias Against Women - September 14 at 7:50 PM logo[$$] Australia’s Media Sector Is Poised for a Wave of Mergers - September 14 at 7:50 PM logoGoogle's Innovativeness Will Overcome Regulatory Pressure ... - Seeking Alpha - September 14 at 2:40 AM logoAlphabet Inc (GOOGL) Stock: One That Got Away From Warren Buffett - - September 14 at 2:40 AM logoThe Secret Meaning of FANG - September 13 at 1:04 AM logoAhead of iPhone Launch, Apple a Better Stock than Alphabet? - September 12 at 8:02 PM logoVuzix CEO Travers: Apple Knows Smartglasses are Where A.R. Is at - September 12 at 8:01 PM



Alphabet (GOOGL) Chart for Tuesday, September, 19, 2017

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