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There’s No Getting Around Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Success

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.21, or 0.22%, to $96.76. The Alphabet Inc. has recorded 1,691,651 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Google Selects Fastly Oblivious HTTP Relay for Privacy Sandbox Initiative to Enhance Online Privacy for Billions of Chrome Users.

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Stocks Info

GOOG belongs to the Communication Services sector of the NASDAQ while operating in the Internet Content & Information industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $96.55 and fluctuated between $97.25 as its day high and $93.04 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Alphabet Inc. is $1233.76B. A total of 38.32 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 30.23M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, GOOG has seen 10 BUY and 40 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 2,471,125 and the disposition of 1,180,582 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 58 BUYs and 769 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 4,307,382 shares during that period but sold 4,707,540.

In the most recent transaction, GV 2021 GP, L.L.C. bought 224,207 shares of GOOG for 30.47 per share on Mar 14. After the transaction, the Member of 10% Group now owns 1,933,734 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 13, GV 2021 GP, L.L.C. bought 415,000 shares at 29.29 per share. GOOG shares that Member of 10% Group owns now total 1,709,527.

Among the insiders who sold shares, O’Toole Amie Thuener disposed of 637 shares on Mar 01 at a per-share price of $90.15. This resulted in the VP, Chief Accounting Officer holding 25,442 shares of GOOG after the transaction. In another insider transaction, MATHER ANN sold 380 shares at $90.05 per share on Feb 27. Company shares held by the Director now total 11,300.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for GOOG in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $124.72 with high estimates of $160.00 and low estimates of $89.88. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GOOG has a high of $144.16 and a low of $83.45.

As of this writing, GOOG has an earnings estimate of $1.07 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 30 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.34 per share and a lower estimate of $0.87. The company reported an EPS of $1.06 in the last quarter, which was -15.20% lower than expectations of $1.25.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 48 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for GOOG is Sell with a score of 4.82. A total of 35 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 7 rated it as Overweight while 6 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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