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This Is Too Hot For Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Let’s Take A Closer Look

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.38, or 0.40%, to $96.49. The Alphabet Inc. has recorded 3,415,702 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed 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

As a NASDAQ listed company, GOOGL falls under the Communication Services sector while operating within the Internet Content & Information industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $96.11 and fluctuated between $96.93 as its day high and $92.64 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Alphabet Inc. is $1255.98B. A total of 50.23 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 37.84M shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, GOOGL has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 6 BUYs and 211 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 42,999 shares during that period but sold 54,959.

In the most recent transaction, GV 2021 GP, L.L.C. bought 224,207 shares of GOOGL 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. GOOGL 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 GOOGL 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.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for GOOGL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $124.61 with high estimates of $160.00 and low estimates of $89.88. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GOOGL has a high of $143.79 and a low of $83.34.

As of this writing, GOOGL has an earnings estimate of $1.08 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 36 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

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 49 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 GOOGL is Sell with a score of 4.82. A total of 36 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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