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

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Alphabet Inc is listed on the NASDAQ in the Communication Services sector while operating in the Internet Content & Information industry. The current market capitalization of Alphabet Inc is $2353.95B. A total of 12.08 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 19.00M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Pichai Sundar sold 22,500 shares of GOOG for 186.74 per share on Jul 03 ’24. After the transaction, the Chief Executive Officer now owns 2,227,385 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jul 02 ’24, O’Toole Amie Thuener sold 682 shares at 183.47 per share. GOOG shares that VP, Chief Accounting Officer owns now total 30,650.

Among the insiders who sold shares, RAGHAVAN PRABHAKAR disposed of 3,262 shares on Jul 01 ’24 at a per-share price of $183.99. This resulted in the Senior Vice President holding 9 shares of GOOG after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Pichai Sundar sold 22,500 shares at $177.40 per share on Jun 20 ’24. Company shares held by the Chief Executive Officer now total 2,213,011.


The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. GOOG’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/10/2024 when it declared a $0.20 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/17/2024.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GOOG has a high of $192.26 and a low of $115.83.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. GOOG’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 $23.65, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $251.63B.

Analysts Opinion

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. 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 GOOG is Buy with a score of 4.61.

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