226.70 +0.07 (0.03%)
After hours: 6:44PM EDT
|Bid||226.51 x 800|
|Ask||226.70 x 1000|
|Day's Range||224.15 - 226.84|
|52 Week Range||207.74 - 284.22|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||20.58|
|Earnings Date||Oct 24, 2018 - Oct 29, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||296.17|
How much did Alphabet’s margin rise? Alphabet’s (GOOG) operating expenses have increased at a three-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 15% to $36.4 billion in 2017. Its expenditures rose 15%, 14%, and 16% in 2015, 2016, and 2017, respectively.
Alphabet’s (GOOG) cost of revenue rose at a three-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 21% to $45.6 billion in 2017. Costs climbed 10%, 25%, and 30% in 2015, 2016, and 2017, respectively. Traffic acquisition costs (or TACs) of the Google segment and mobile search drove its cost of revenue. Its cost of revenue margin has increased from 38%–39% to 41% between 2014 and 2017. TACs as a percentage of advertising revenue rose from 21%–22% to 23% between 2014 and 2017.
Alphabet’s Google (GOOG), Microsoft’s Bing, Verizon’s Yahoo, and Baidu (BIDU) are popular global search engines. Google and Baidu dominate in the United States and China, respectively. In this series, we’ll compare Alphabet and Baidu for revenues, costs, and margins.
Facebook (FB) recently secured a multiyear renewable energy supply deal in Singapore. The company has signed Sembcorp Industries to a 20-year clean energy supply contract to power its Singapore operations.
China’s homegrown search giant, much like its U.S. counterpart, has a division focused entirely on driverless vehicles. China’s self-driving startups are sprouting major R&D outposts 6,000 miles from Beijing. China's congested megacities may have a need for self-driving cars, but the expertise is elsewhere.
Facebook (FB) is facing accusations that it lets employers show job openings to men only while keeping potential female candidates in the dark. A group of job seekers, backed by labor unions the American Civil Liberties Union and Communications Workers of America, has recently filed formal complaints against the company with the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing it of enabling discrimination in job ads. Facebook’s advertising tools seem to be generating a lot of trouble for it lately.
Tencent (TCEHY) has quietly filed to take its music unit to the United States, according to Reuters. Tencent Music Entertainment (or TME) Group, as the unit is known, may raise ~$2.0 billion through its IPO, according to the report. TME had been expected to seek anywhere between $3.0 billion and $4.0 billion through its IPO.
It was a name that we found early, allowing us to nab IQ stock in the low-$20s. Anyway, maybe investors are now wondering whether iQiyi stock is a buy at current levels. After its huge rise, IQ stock has come back to earth and has been basing in the $26 to $28 range.
Dow stocks were in the driver's seat in afternoon trading Thursday. Intel was a top gainer in the Dow. Chinese stocks also outperformed.
iQiyi (IQ) is launching a new standalone video app aimed specifically at China’s senior population. Known as Jinshi, the app comes in a simpler format and features short video clips tackling various topics that are likely to appeal to seniors. The topics range from healthy eating to family relationships.
Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent — the BATs — have seen over a collective $168 billion wiped off their valuation. Alibaba shares are down over 11 percent year-to-date, Tencent has plunged 22.4 percent, while Baidu is off more than 6 percent. The China-U.S. trade war, concerns over valuation and a regulatory crackdown from Beijing have hit the BATs hard.
Amazon Echo and Google Home could do so much more than turn on the lights, tell you the weather forecast and play music.
Snap (SNAP) is launching a new feature called Curated Our Stories, which allows media companies to stitch together public posts on Snapchat into themed stories. These could be daily or weekly stories centering on specific events or topics.
NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / September 20, 2018 / Wall Street posted mixed results on Wednesday as tech shares weakened and trade tensions continued to rise. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.61 ...
Facebook (FB) has begun preparing for a future without Dan Rose, its longtime VP of global partnerships and business development, who announced in August that he planned to leave the company in early 2019. Rose joined Facebook in 2006. Facebook has tapped Marne Levine, Instagram’s chief operating officer, to fill the position.
Even with Chinese stocks struggling across the board, NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) has had a particularly tough run lately. NTES stock has dropped by nearly half from late 2017 highs. NetEase stock, in fact, hit a two-year low earlier this month before a modest rebound.7 Biotech Stocks to Buy Now
Facebook (FB) is expanding its fact-checking program to include photographs and video clips. Facebook’s fact-checking program initially focused on vetting articles for factual accuracy. Facebook plans to use technology and individuals to vet photos and videos circulated on its social platform.
It seems like fund managers can’t get enough of technology stocks. They continue to invest in the so-called FAANG and BAT stocks—US stocks Facebook (FB), Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), and Google (GOOGL) and China’s Baidu (BIDU), Alibaba (BABA), and Tencent (TCEHY). They’re the most crowded trades.