GOOG - Alphabet Inc.

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+6.28 (+0.50%)
As of 12:40PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close1,256.00
Bid1,264.70 x 1400
Ask1,265.31 x 1100
Day's Range1,252.03 - 1,267.41
52 Week Range970.11 - 1,273.89
Avg. Volume1,348,996
Market Cap879.078B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.16
PE Ratio (TTM)28.88
EPS (TTM)43.70
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est1,352.50
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  • Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10
    TechCrunch1 hour ago

    Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

    Long before there was an autonomous vehicle industry, there was ProjectChauffeur — a secret endeavor staffed by about a dozen engineers and housedunder Google's moonshot factory X

  • It's now easier to find work-from-home jobs in Google Search
    TechCrunch23 hours ago

    It's now easier to find work-from-home jobs in Google Search

    Over the course of the last year or so, Google started adding more job searchfeatures to its search engine

  • Google makes it easier to find work-from-home jobs

    Google makes it easier to find work-from-home jobs

    But having to slogthrough job postings to find ones that embrace remote work can be anexasperating experience

  • Reuters7 minutes ago

    Google exempt from back taxes in France, appeals court confirms

    Google will not have to pay 1.1 billion euros ($1.22 billion) in back taxes demanded by French authorities, an appeals court in France ruled on Thursday, dashing the government's bid to overturn a 2017 decision. The latest ruling comes at a time France is trying to crack down on digital service giants and the tax they pay, with the planned introduction of a French levy and as it pushes for broader international reforms. The back tax case centres on a claim by the French finance ministry that Google had declared advertising revenue in Ireland which had actually been earned in France, thus avoiding paying corporate tax and value-added tax between 2005 and 2010.

  • CNBC28 minutes ago

    Google knows everywhere you go — here's how to stop it from tracking you and delete the logs

    Google keeps a log of everywhere you go if you use Google apps and services on your phone. It has a creepy level of detail that might surprise you. Google makes it easy to find this information and limit how it can track you, though, so here's how to do that.

  • Is Google Stock A Buy Right Now? Here's What Earnings, Charts Show
    Investor's Business Daily52 minutes ago

    Is Google Stock A Buy Right Now? Here's What Earnings, Charts Show

    Is it a good time to buy Google stock? Amid falling profit margins, the stock is a bet on market dominance, like its peers among other so-called FANG stocks: Amazon, Netflix and Facebook.

  • Insider Monkey3 hours ago

    Daniel Lascano’s Lomas Capital Management’s Return, AUM, and Holdings (Part II)

    Read the beginning of this article here. Among Lomas Capital Management’s fourth quarter top positions were Alphabet Inc Class C (NASDAQ:GOOG), FOX CORP/SH CL A   (NASDAQ:FOXA), and Red Rock Resorts Inc (NASDAQ:RRR). In Alphabet, the fund reported $50.35 million worth a position, on the basis of 48,619 shares outstanding. Over the past 12 months, Alphabet’s […]

  • Workplaces on alert as measles outbreaks spread
    American City Business Journals4 hours ago

    Workplaces on alert as measles outbreaks spread

    As the number of measles cases across the country grows, so does the possibility of its spread in workplaces.  Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 71 new cases last week brought this year’s total to 626 cases across 22 states. CNN reported Wednesday that number breaks this century’s previous record of 667 in 2014. It's the biggest U.S. outbreak since 2000, when public health officials declared measles was eliminated nationwide, The New York Times reports. Stephen Morse, a Columbia University epidemiologist, told Quartz employers should get involved in the issue by allowing workers who need the vaccine to get to the doctor during work hours, or even by offering on-site vaccination clinics.  The Society for Human Resource Management notes employers cannot require employees get the MMR vaccine, although there are exceptions.

  • Barrons.com7 hours ago

    Alphabet Earnings Are Coming. Here’s What to Expect.

    Alphabet is scheduled to report financial results for its fiscal first-quarter on Monday after the market’s close.

  • Reuters9 hours ago

    SoftBank invests in Alphabet business for cellphone antennas in the sky

    A SoftBank Corp subsidiary said on Wednesday it had invested $125 million (£96.8 million) in an Alphabet Inc company that is working to fly cellphone antennas high in the atmosphere to provide internet in areas that are difficult to reach. SoftBank's HAPSMobile, which has also been trying to fly networking equipment at high altitudes to provide high-speed internet to areas that are out of range of land towers, said it had invested in Loon, a unit of the Google owner. Loon, spun out from Alphabet's business incubator in July, carries the gear with a long balloon, while HAPSMobile uses a drone.

  • Bloomberg11 hours ago

    SoftBank Unit Invests $125 Million in Google's Loon Balloons

    An affiliate of Masayoshi Son’s telecom company SoftBank Corp. is investing $125 million in Loon, a subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet Inc. The SoftBank unit and Loon will share technology and ground stations, and form "an alliance to promote the use of high altitude communications solutions with regulators and officials worldwide," according to a statement from the two companies. The deal gives the SoftBank affiliate, HAPSMobile, an undisclosed minority stake in Loon.

  • Tesla Declares War on Waymo's Lidar Technology
    Motley Fool20 hours ago

    Tesla Declares War on Waymo's Lidar Technology

    When it comes to how autonomous cars "see," Elon Musk hates lidar. Tesla takes a different tech approach.

  • How measuring fan engagement influences YouTube and Facebook content creators
    American City Business Journals21 hours ago

    How measuring fan engagement influences YouTube and Facebook content creators

    New technology means that content creators can measure and act on fan engagement more than ever, and that's changing how online shows for platforms like YouTube and Facebook are made.

  • When Your Neighborhood Gets a Corporate Rebrand
    City Lab NonHosted21 hours ago

    When Your Neighborhood Gets a Corporate Rebrand

    From National Landing to SoHa, neighborhoods often find themselves renamed by forces outside the community, from big companies to real estate firms.

  • What To Expect From Amazon Earnings
    Investopedia22 hours ago

    What To Expect From Amazon Earnings Inc. (AMZN), which fell 34% off its highs last year, has recouped nearly all of those losses in 2019 and is within striking distance of regaining its $1 trillion market value. Whether Amazon rises higher may be determined by whether it reports robust first quarter earnings growth and solid revenue gains, as expected by analysts, after the close of trading on Thursday. In Q1 ended March, analysts expect Amazon to report that earning per share rose by 41% to $4.61 from $3.27 a year earlier, per Nasdaq data.

  • 3 Things to Consider With Alphabet Stock Before Earnings

    3 Things to Consider With Alphabet Stock Before Earnings

    If you're merely looking at the numbers, you have to feel good about Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL). With a few days before its first quarter of 2019 earnings disclosure, GOOGL stock is up 22% year-to-date. At the same time, earnings season can pull some cruel surprises.Source: Shutterstock On paper, the vaunted tech firm should deliver the goods. Consensus estimates target earnings-per-share of $10.49. This is very much near the higher end of the forecast spectrum, which ranges from $7.99 to $11.80. In the year-ago quarter, GOOGL brought home an EPS of $13.33.On the revenue front, covering analysts expect the company to ring up $37.1 billion. Again, Wall Street is optimistic toward Alphabet stock, with sales estimates ranging from $30.6 billion to $37.9 billion. In Q1 2018, the internet stalwart delivered $31.1 billion.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Tech Stocks With Too Much Risk, Not Enough Upside However, GOOGL stock isn't without its headwinds. Google has run afoul of European regulators, and back home, politicians are supporting a tougher stance on digital violations. Ahead of the pivotal Q1 report, investors should consider these three factors: Will the E.U. Fine Hurt GOOGL Stock?Last month, the European Union hit the internet search giant with a 1.5 billion euro fine, or approximately $1.7 billion. The reason? As usual, the E.U. frowned upon what they considered Alphabet's anticompetitive practices.Discussing the granularity would take up its own full-sized article or five. But to summarize, the E.U. accused GOOGL of forcing third-party websites who use the company's search bar to disproportionately display Google-linked advertisements. Effectively, this move shut out competitors within digital-advertising space, including Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Yahoo.So far, the fine and associated controversy hasn't impacted Alphabet stock. As previously mentioned, shares are up 22% YTD. And while the tech firm did suffer some blows in the markets following the news, GOOGL still gained more than 2% in March.However, the issue isn't one to take lightly. In recent months, the shady dealings involving tech firms have alarmed American politicians. Popular presidential candidates have called for greater oversight in Silicon Valley, especially in light of Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) many scandals.In addition, the E.U. fine -- along with potentially stricter policies in the U.S. -- opens the door to competition. Obviously, advertisements represent the lion's share of Alphabet's revenues. If that dynamic absorbs a substantive hit, investors may shed GOOGL stock for protective reasons. Non-Advertising Businesses Under the SpotlightA key factor influencing GOOGL stock is the underlying company's "Other Revenues" segment. Essentially, this includes the bulk of Alphabet's non-advertising businesses. We're talking about their app suite, cloud platform and hardware.Like other dominant tech firms, Google's management team has prioritized revenue diversification. Clearly, its efforts have paid off. Over the last several years, Other Revenues, as well as Other Bets, skyrocketed exponentially. Past earnings reports reaffirmed this trend, boosting Alphabet stock.So, we're all good for Q1, right? Well, not so fast. While other segments within the Alphabet umbrella has grown, so too has the company's core advertising businesses. In fact, the situation is getting "worse," if you will.For instance, back in 2013, Google's Websites division represented 67.4% of total revenues. Last year, that metric bumped up to 70.4%. With the slight exception of 2017, Websites increased its share of all Google sales.That's not necessarily a cause for concern. This uptrend merely confirms that the Google search engine and its ad ecosystem is vastly superior to the competition. As I've said before, Alphabet owns the internet.But you can never get too comfortable in tech. Going back to our first point, harsh E.U. penalties and rising criticism back home may impact Alphabet's moat. Therefore, investors will be more comfortable if Alphabet's other segments pull more weight.That's not happening right now, and that's a growing concern for GOOGL stock. Other Bets Is a Longer-Term Dark HorseMost likely, Wall Street will focus on the above two points, as well as other nearer-term issues. As such, the direction of the GOOGL stock price depends on a combination of facts and perception.But on a longer-term outlook, I'm particularly interested in the company's Other Bets segment. Other Bets is exactly what you think it is: It's the experimental stuff that's technically compelling but isn't making money for Google. Driverless taxi service Waymo is a perfect example.On the revenue side, it's really a footnote or a rounding error. Last year, Other Bets rang up less than $600 million. But I'm excited about this division because it presents the company's longer-term dark horse. * 7 Renewable Energy Stocks to Buy for Sunny Long-Term Returns Sure, Alphabet will produce some whoppers from here, and I don't mean that in a good way. We're talking about letting the tech geeks have their way. But while the company focuses on its core business, something extraordinary could originate from here. That could possibly change the course of Alphabet stock over the next several years. Bottom Line on Alphabet StockOverall, I think Google is well-positioned for another earnings beat. Despite harsh headwinds, I believe they unintentionally confirm the obvious -- Alphabet is an unprecedented force in the digital space. Therefore, from a longer-term perspective, I'm bullish on GOOGL stock.Where it gets tricky is the nearer-term picture. A very real risk exists that shareholders who have grown rich on Google's consistent dominance will bail out. Lack of revenue diversification may be the catalyst. So don't be surprised if you experience some turbulence next week.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Oversold Stocks to Run From * 7 Red-Hot E-Commerce Stocks to Consider * 4 Stocks Surging on Earnings Surprises Compare Brokers The post 3 Things to Consider With Alphabet Stock Before Earnings appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Equity vs. Salary in Tech: What's the Difference?

    Equity vs. Salary in Tech: What's the Difference?

    Equity payments are common at startup companies. This compensation offers the potential for a big payout, but it's also much riskier and tax-complex than earning a salary.

  • Will TikTok’s Rise Impact Facebook Stock?

    Will TikTok’s Rise Impact Facebook Stock?

    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stock is up 38% year-to-date, but Facebook may be looking over its shoulder a little more lately, as it's being challenged by TikTok, a short video app which is making waves among younger audiences. Source: Shutterstock InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsTikTok may be the biggest app you have never heard of. This new app belongs to Bytedance, a Chinese startup valued at $75 billion last year.According to Sensor Tower, TikTok has been downloaded over 1 billion times, with 663 million downloads in 2018. And in October 2018, TikTok was downloaded more often than Facebook and Instagram. Venture capitalist Hans Tung notes that TikTok is "one of the few apps that has enjoyed wild popularity both inside and outside of China." It boasts 26.5 million monthly active users in the United States, with 60% of them between the ages of 16 and 24. Worldwide, TikTok and its Chinese sister app, Douyin, claimed 500 million monthly active users in June 2018. FB Stock Faces a New Rival … AgainFacebook took notice, and responded by launching Lasso, its own short video app, in November 2018. Now, if you've followed Facebook stock for more than two years, this story may sound familiar. This isn't the first time a rival app is challenging Facebook and winning over Generation Z. I discussed the same thing happening with Snap (NYSE:SNAP) in 2017. Facebook responded by copying some of Snap's features. * 10 Stocks to Sell Before They Give Back 2019 Gains Facebook (the app) still has trouble with young people. However, this isn't much of a problem for FB stock. Facebook also owns Instagram, which, according to a survey from Piper Jaffray, overtook Snap last year as the social network of choice for teenagers. Instagram claimed 1 billion monthly active users in June 2018, up from 800 million monthly active users in September 2017. Could TikTok overtake Facebook's family of apps? How will the rapid rise of this new app impact FB stock? TikTok's Background Zhang Yiming, a software engineer, founded Bytedance in Beijing in 2012. TikTok is not this company's first app; it has also released Jinri Toutiao (Today's Headlines), a wildly popular AI-powered news aggregator which boasts 200 million daily active users. Bytedance has catapulted Zhang onto Forbes billionaires list, where he currently ranks No. 70 with a net worth of $16.2 billion. TikTok was launched in China in September 2016 as Douyin. It began operating outside China a year later. Although TikTok and Douyin are very similar, the two apps are not exactly the same. Douyin is intended for use in China, while TikTok is the international version of the app. TikTok's Global ExpansionBytedance bought, an app for lip-syncing music videos, in November 2017, merging it with TikTok in August 2018. Zhang made international expansion a priority last year, and said he wanted to have 50% of TikTok's users outside of China by 2021. TikTok told advertisers in January that it had 17 million monthly active users in Europe. In India, TikTok claimed 52 million monthly active users as of January. Compare that to Facebook's Instagram, which has 75 million monthly active users in the country. However, like Facebook, TikTok has run into some controversies around issues such as user privacy and obscenity. Indonesia banned TikTok in July, citing concerns around "pornography, inappropriate content and blasphemy." However, the Indonesian government lifted the ban after TikTok agreed to delete such content. Bangladesh banned Tik Tok in February, citing similar concerns. The Indian state of Tamil Nadu recently banned the app and TikTok is now facing a ban in India. Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have removed TikTok from their app stores in India.And in February, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission hit TikTok with a $5.7 million fine for illegally collecting data on children. Will TikTok Impact Facebook Stock?If TikTok succeeds in reducing the time spent on Facebook's platforms, Facebook stock would be negatively impacted. However, one more thing stands in TikTok's way: its low engagement rate. An app's engagement rate measures how often the app is used. As Apptopia explains:"100% Engagement rate means users open the app every day while 50% means every other day."Apptopia's chart shows that TikTok has a much lower engagement rate than Facebook or Instagram. Facebook and Instagram's engagement rates are close to 100%, meaning the average user opens these apps almost every day. TikTok's engagement rate is much lower, and suggests that the average user opens the app only two days per week. TikTok will also have to find a way to make money; according to an article from Social Media Today: "Vine seemingly attracted a similar audience to TikTok, but was unable to monetize effectively."TikTok will have to clear these hurdles before it can mount a serious challenge to Facebook stock.As of writing, Lucas Hahn did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Oversold Stocks to Run From * 7 Red-Hot E-Commerce Stocks to Consider * 4 Stocks Surging on Earnings Surprises Compare Brokers The post Will TikTok's Rise Impact Facebook Stock? appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Madras High Court moves to lift ban on Chinese video app TikTok

    Madras High Court moves to lift ban on Chinese video app TikTok

    The Madras High Court on Wednesday moved to lift a ban on popular video app TikTok in the country, two lawyers involved in the case said, in a boost for its developer Beijing Bytedance Technology Co. Earlier this month, the court in Tamil Nadu ordered the central government to prohibit TikTok downloads, saying the app was encouraging pornography and could expose children to sexual predators. Acting upon subsequent instructions from the federal IT ministry, Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google last week removed TikTok from their Indian app stores.

  • Benzingayesterday

    Waymo Is Setting Up A Production Facility In Detroit To Manufacture Self-Driving Cars

    In January, Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) self-driving car spinoff Waymo announced that it would be opening the world's first factory for the mass production of SAE Level 4 autonomous vehicles. The company scouted for a location in the state of Michigan and has finally zeroed in on Detroit, where it will partner with American Axle & Manufacturing to repurpose an existing manufacturing facility and bring back the jobs lost in the recent automotive industry slump in the region. Waymo has invested $13.6 million in the facility and is expected to bring close to 400 jobs to the region.