Is Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) The Best Stock To Invest In?

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Internet Content & Information industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $149.00 and fluctuated between $149.44 as its day high and $146.18 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Alphabet Inc is $1852.52B. A total of 26.83 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 0.92 shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. 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 0 BUYs and 1 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 0 shares during that period but sold 637.

In the most recent transaction, Pichai Sundar sold 22,500 shares of GOOGL for 146.29 per share on Feb 07. After the transaction, the Chief Executive Officer now owns 2,377,691 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 01, O’Toole Amie Thuener sold 660 shares at 143.59 per share. GOOGL shares that VP, Chief Accounting Officer owns now total 27,920.

Among the insiders who sold shares, ARNOLD FRANCES disposed of 230 shares on Jan 30 at a per-share price of $154.06. This resulted in the Director holding 15,104 shares of GOOGL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Pichai Sundar sold 22,500 shares at $142.14 per share on Jan 17. Company shares held by the Chief Executive Officer now total 2,400,191.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for GOOGL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $164.24 with high estimates of $185.00 and low estimates of $141.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GOOGL has a high of $153.78 and a low of $88.57.

As of this writing, GOOGL has an earnings estimate of $1.5 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 35 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.66 per share and a lower estimate of $1.35. The company reported an EPS of $1.55 in the last quarter, which was 6.90% higher than expectations of $1.45.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. GOOGL’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $139.65B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $28.39B in debt and $64.25B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $22.74, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $251.63B.

Analysts Opinion

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. Currently, 0 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 Buy with a score of 4.65.

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