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$1,884.15
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$1,879.41
Now: $1,884.15
$1,932.08
50-Day Range
$1,720.22
MA: $1,760.79
$1,880.07
52-Week Range
$1,008.87
Now: $1,884.15
$1,932.08
Volume2.73 million shs
Average Volume1.90 million shs
Market Capitalization$1.27 trillion
P/E Ratio36.41
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.99

Competitors

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Vs. AAPL, MSFT, GOOG, FB, TSM, and NVDA

Should you be buying GOOGL stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sector of "computer and technology" are considered alternatives and competitors to Alphabet, including Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Alphabet (GOOG), Facebook (FB), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), and NVIDIA (NVDA).

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Alphabet and Apple, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alphabet023702.95
Apple3142602.53

Alphabet presently has a consensus price target of $1,836.2143, suggesting a potential downside of 2.54%. Apple has a consensus price target of $119.7198, suggesting a potential downside of 12.53%. Given Alphabet's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Alphabet is more favorable than Apple.

Risk & Volatility

Alphabet has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apple has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Alphabet and Apple's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alphabet20.80%17.31%12.68%
Apple20.91%75.15%17.63%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.8% of Alphabet shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.8% of Apple shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Alphabet shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Apple shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alphabet and Apple's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alphabet$161.86 billion7.87$34.34 billion$51.5636.54
Apple$274.52 billion8.39$57.41 billion$3.2841.73

Apple has higher revenue and earnings than Alphabet. Alphabet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Apple, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Apple beats Alphabet on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Alphabet and Microsoft, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alphabet023702.95
Microsoft023123.00

Alphabet presently has a consensus price target of $1,836.2143, suggesting a potential downside of 2.54%. Microsoft has a consensus price target of $238.0539, suggesting a potential upside of 5.82%. Given Microsoft's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Microsoft is more favorable than Alphabet.

Risk & Volatility

Alphabet has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Microsoft has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Alphabet and Microsoft's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alphabet20.80%17.31%12.68%
Microsoft32.28%40.74%16.23%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.8% of Alphabet shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 69.0% of Microsoft shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Alphabet shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Microsoft shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alphabet and Microsoft's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alphabet$161.86 billion7.87$34.34 billion$51.5636.54
Microsoft$143.02 billion11.89$44.28 billion$5.7639.06

Microsoft has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Alphabet. Alphabet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Microsoft, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Microsoft beats Alphabet on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Alphabet and Alphabet's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alphabet20.80%17.31%12.68%
Alphabet20.80%17.31%12.68%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alphabet and Alphabet's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alphabet$161.86 billion7.87$34.34 billion$51.5636.54
Alphabet$161.86 billion7.90$34.34 billion$51.5636.68

Alphabet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alphabet, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Alphabet has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alphabet has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

33.8% of Alphabet shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.9% of Alphabet shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Alphabet shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.0% of Alphabet shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Alphabet and Alphabet, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alphabet023702.95
Alphabet012113.00

Alphabet presently has a consensus price target of $1,836.2143, suggesting a potential downside of 2.54%. Alphabet has a consensus price target of $1,836.3158, suggesting a potential downside of 2.90%. Given Alphabet's higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Alphabet is more favorable than Alphabet.

Summary

Alphabet beats Alphabet on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Alphabet and Facebook's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alphabet20.80%17.31%12.68%
Facebook32.00%23.27%18.12%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alphabet and Facebook's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alphabet$161.86 billion7.87$34.34 billion$51.5636.54
Facebook$70.70 billion10.99$18.49 billion$6.4342.44

Alphabet has higher revenue and earnings than Facebook. Alphabet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Facebook, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Alphabet has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Facebook has a beta of 1.18, suggesting that its share price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.8% of Alphabet shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.0% of Facebook shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Alphabet shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.1% of Facebook shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Alphabet and Facebook, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alphabet023702.95
Facebook143912.89

Alphabet currently has a consensus price target of $1,836.2143, suggesting a potential downside of 2.54%. Facebook has a consensus price target of $307.2683, suggesting a potential upside of 12.61%. Given Facebook's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Facebook is more favorable than Alphabet.

Summary

Facebook beats Alphabet on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Alphabet and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alphabet20.80%17.31%12.68%
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing37.94%28.73%20.16%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alphabet and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alphabet$161.86 billion7.87$34.34 billion$51.5636.54
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing$34.63 billion20.09$11.83 billion$3.3939.58

Alphabet has higher revenue and earnings than Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing. Alphabet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Alphabet has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.8% of Alphabet shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 18.3% of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Alphabet shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Alphabet and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alphabet023702.95
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing10602.71

Alphabet currently has a consensus price target of $1,836.2143, suggesting a potential downside of 2.54%. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has a consensus price target of $94.50, suggesting a potential downside of 29.56%. Given Alphabet's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Alphabet is more favorable than Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.

Summary

Alphabet beats Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Alphabet and NVIDIA's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Alphabet20.80%17.31%12.68%
NVIDIA25.89%32.61%19.20%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alphabet and NVIDIA's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Alphabet$161.86 billion7.87$34.34 billion$51.5636.54
NVIDIA$10.92 billion31.45$2.80 billion$4.59120.85

Alphabet has higher revenue and earnings than NVIDIA. Alphabet is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NVIDIA, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility and Risk

Alphabet has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NVIDIA has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

33.8% of Alphabet shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of NVIDIA shares are held by institutional investors. 13.2% of Alphabet shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.5% of NVIDIA shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Alphabet and NVIDIA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Alphabet023702.95
NVIDIA432802.69

Alphabet currently has a consensus price target of $1,836.2143, suggesting a potential downside of 2.54%. NVIDIA has a consensus price target of $548.4167, suggesting a potential downside of 1.13%. Given NVIDIA's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe NVIDIA is more favorable than Alphabet.

Summary

NVIDIA beats Alphabet on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


Alphabet Competitors List

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Apple logo
AAPL
Apple
2.2$136.87+3.5%$2.30 trillion$274.52 billion41.98Upcoming Earnings
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Microsoft logo
MSFT
Microsoft
2.5$224.97+0.3%$1.70 trillion$143.02 billion36.34Upcoming Earnings
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Alphabet logo
GOOG
Alphabet
1.7$1,891.25+0.2%$1.28 trillion$161.86 billion36.55Analyst Revision
Facebook logo
FB
Facebook
2.0$272.87+2.0%$777.21 billion$70.70 billion31.08Upcoming Earnings
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Insider Selling
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing logo
TSM
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing
1.5$134.16+2.6%$695.76 billion$34.63 billion39.46
NVIDIA logo
NVDA
NVIDIA
2.1$554.70+3.6%$343.36 billion$10.92 billion90.79Analyst Revision
PayPal logo
PYPL
PayPal
1.9$248.64+1.8%$291.33 billion$17.77 billion93.83Analyst Upgrade
Intel logo
INTC
Intel
2.0$62.46+6.1%$255.96 billion$71.97 billion12.25Earnings Announcement
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ASML logo
ASML
ASML
1.8$570.74+3.7%$239.60 billion$13.24 billion63.84Earnings Announcement
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Gap Down
Verizon Communications logo
VZ
Verizon Communications
2.4$57.27+0.0%$236.99 billion$131.87 billion12.42Upcoming Earnings
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Analyst Revision
Adobe logo
ADBE
Adobe
2.1$472.02+0.5%$226.44 billion$12.87 billion43.54Analyst Report
Insider Selling
AT&T logo
T
AT&T
2.7$28.83+0.5%$205.44 billion$181.19 billion18.97Upcoming Earnings
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Analyst Revision
salesforce.com logo
CRM
salesforce.com
1.9$222.17+0.6%$203.29 billion$17.10 billion58.01Analyst Report
Insider Selling
Cisco Systems logo
CSCO
Cisco Systems
2.2$45.11+0.5%$190.61 billion$49.30 billion18.34
Broadcom logo
AVGO
Broadcom
2.3$466.82+1.1%$189.86 billion$23.89 billion74.22
QUALCOMM logo
QCOM
QUALCOMM
2.3$164.75+0.1%$186.33 billion$23.53 billion36.37Dividend Announcement
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Oracle logo
ORCL
Oracle
2.2$61.21+0.6%$180.20 billion$39.07 billion18.55Analyst Report
T-Mobile US logo
TMUS
T-Mobile US
1.4$130.40+1.5%$161.85 billion$45.00 billion42.61Analyst Report
Texas Instruments logo
TXN
Texas Instruments
2.1$175.10+1.0%$160.73 billion$14.38 billion33.10Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
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SAP logo
SAP
SAP
1.4$127.90+0.2%$152.66 billion$30.86 billion27.74Upcoming Earnings
Shopify logo
SHOP
Shopify
1.2$1,198.15+0.2%$146.07 billion$1.58 billion763.16
International Business Machines logo
IBM
International Business Machines
2.8$131.65+1.2%$117.31 billion$77.15 billion14.91Earnings Announcement
News Coverage
China Mobile logo
CHL
China Mobile
2.2$27.51+0.0%$112.66 billion$107.14 billion7.40
Advanced Micro Devices logo
AMD
Advanced Micro Devices
1.6$91.53+3.0%$110.08 billion$6.73 billion123.69Upcoming Earnings
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Zoom Video Communications logo
ZM
Zoom Video Communications
1.3$382.81+0.0%$109.49 billion$622.66 million490.78
Airbnb logo
ABNB
Airbnb
1.0$180.40+10.3%$107.78 billionN/A0.00Analyst Report
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ServiceNow logo
NOW
ServiceNow
1.9$544.33+0.4%$106.20 billion$3.46 billion154.20Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Downgrade
Intuit logo
INTU
Intuit
2.3$381.75+2.0%$100.30 billion$7.68 billion51.24Analyst Report
Square logo
SQ
Square
1.3$219.62+3.2%$99.03 billion$4.71 billion348.61Insider Selling
Applied Materials logo
AMAT
Applied Materials
2.1$107.97+0.1%$98.72 billion$17.20 billion27.54
Uber Technologies logo
UBER
Uber Technologies
1.6$55.79+1.1%$98.40 billion$14.15 billion-14.02Insider Selling
Micron Technology logo
MU
Micron Technology
2.0$85.01+1.8%$95.10 billion$21.44 billion32.08Insider Selling
Baidu logo
BIDU
Baidu
1.4$251.91+3.6%$87.12 billion$15.43 billion25.34Analyst Report
Lam Research logo
LRCX
Lam Research
2.2$564.19+0.2%$81.25 billion$10.04 billion32.00Upcoming Earnings
Snowflake logo
SNOW
Snowflake
0.8$286.32+1.6%$81.06 billionN/A0.00Analyst Report
Gap Down
Snap logo
SNAP
Snap
1.2$54.40+4.0%$81.05 billion$1.72 billion-72.53Analyst Report
Insider Selling
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Gap Down
Infosys logo
INFY
Infosys
1.4$18.20+1.1%$77.21 billion$12.78 billion30.85Analyst Downgrade
NetEase logo
NTES
NetEase
1.8$116.03+2.7%$74.24 billion$8.51 billion37.97
Autodesk logo
ADSK
Autodesk
1.7$306.46+0.7%$67.39 billion$3.27 billion159.62Analyst Report
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DASH
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0.8$190.89+0.7%$60.64 billionN/A0.00Quiet Period Expiration
Analog Devices logo
ADI
Analog Devices
2.2$159.29+0.3%$58.86 billion$5.60 billion48.56
Twilio logo
TWLO
Twilio
1.4$389.00+1.0%$58.72 billion$1.13 billion-136.97Analyst Report
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Dell Technologies logo
DELL
Dell Technologies
1.7$76.90+0.2%$57.66 billion$92.15 billion24.18Analyst Report
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VMware logo
VMW
VMware
1.5$134.09+1.1%$56.29 billion$10.81 billion35.66Analyst Report
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WDAY
Workday
1.4$229.39+1.1%$55.05 billion$3.63 billion-122.67Analyst Report
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Koninklijke Philips logo
PHG
Koninklijke Philips
1.2$55.40+1.5%$50.38 billion$21.82 billion39.29Upcoming Earnings
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CRWD
CrowdStrike
1.3$221.00+2.4%$48.90 billion$481.41 million-460.41Insider Selling
NXP Semiconductors logo
NXPI
NXP Semiconductors
2.1$173.62+0.5%$48.57 billion$8.88 billion-327.58Analyst Report
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RELX
Relx
1.4$25.10+0.0%$48.48 billion$10.05 billion21.09
Vodafone Group logo
VOD
Vodafone Group
2.0$17.63+0.7%$47.30 billion$50.00 billion28.44Analyst Upgrade
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