Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) shares are trading at higher $1571.68 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $1715.42.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $1733.18 and the low is $1013.54. Over the last 52 weeks, GOOG is up 29.13% while the S&P 500 is up 18.31%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, GOOG reported a profit of $19.74 billion. Alphabet Inc. also saw revenues increase to $38.3 billion. In addition, GOOG has free cash flow of $14.05 billion as of 06-2020. The company’s EBITDA came in at $9.77 billion which compares well with its peers.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. GOOG has a short ratio of 1.28 and outstanding shares of 686.47M.
GOOG has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 45.49. Alphabet Inc. GOOG also noted assets of $278.49 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as GOOG has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Alphabet Inc. GOOG has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, GOOG represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Alphabet Inc. GOOG is now commanding a market cap of 1078.90B and a float of 608.66M. GOOG is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of GOOG stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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