|Bid||1,108.73 x 1100|
|Ask||1,108.79 x 900|
|Day's Range||1,099.70 - 1,118.00|
|52 Week Range||977.66 - 1,291.44|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.18|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||41.55|
|Earnings Date||Feb 4, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||1,353.10|
Late last year Google released a Digital Wellbeing app that surfaced insights about exactly how much you're using your phone, and in which apps. Apple installed a similar feature in iOS 12 with Screen Time, but on Android, Google's app only works with a few phones running Android P. For everyone else, there's now another option -- ActionDash, a free app from the developer of Action Launcher and Tweet Lanes. Introducing ActionDash! A device usage visualizer that takes the Digital Wellbeing app as a starting point, brings it to all Android devices, and greatly enhances it with deeper insights & customizations!
Yesterday, Google announced that it would be paying $40 million for intellectual property related to smartwatches from one of its closest partners: Fossil Group. As part of the deal, a portion of Fossil's own R&D workers who were supporting that IP will join Google. To be clear, this isn't a merger, nor is Google buying all of Fossil's smartwatch business.
Student loan refinancing companies say they offer borrowers a way to save thousands of dollars on their debt, by allowing them to pay off their loans at a lower interest rate, in less time. CNBC has learned that the Federal Trade Commission is monitoring a number of these companies.
# Alphabet Inc ### NASDAQ/NGS:GOOGL View full report here! ## Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate ## Bearish sentiment Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for GOOGL with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting GOOGL. ## Money flow ETF/Index ownership | Negative ETF activity is negative and may be weakening. The net inflows of $4.71 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold GOOGL are among the lowest of the last year and appear to be slowing. ## Economic sentiment PMI by IHS Markit | Negative According to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Technology sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. ## Credit worthiness Credit default swap CDS data is not available for this security. Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com. Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing. This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- A few weeks ago I made my predictions for 2019. Now I’d like to offer a few words of advice to some of this year’s likely newsmakers. To do so, I am returning to the double-dactyl format that I have used before.
Smart televisions are nothing new. It started an inquiry into smart TVs in 2017, and the first findings will likely be presented this year. Consumers are mindlessly sacrificing reams of personal information and regulators are doing little to prevent it.
WASHINGTON—The federal government’s privacy investigation into Facebook Inc. appears to be nearing a conclusion, with the prospect of a large fine looming for the social-media giant. Federal Trade Commission officials have said privately that they are close to completing their investigation, according to a person familiar with the matter. FTC officials didn’t respond to a request for comment.
(Bloomberg) -- Two electric scooter startups, fresh off raising hundreds of millions of dollars last year, are now raising hundreds of millions more, according to multiple people familiar with the details. But the latest hard-fought deal terms for Lime and Bird Rides Inc. both peg the companies’ worth at far less than the lofty valuations the startups once sought.
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s chief privacy watchdog, is weighing a penalty against the social-media giant for violating a 2011 settlement with the agency that required the company to take a series of steps to protect users’ personal information, said the person, who asked not to be named because the investigation is confidential. It’s also not clear whether the agency has settled on how much to seek from the Menlo Park, California-based company or whether it will also require changes to Facebook’s data collection and sharing practices.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company's Cortana digital assistant should be available on smart speakers made by rivals like Amazon and Google.
A Brief Synopsis of Netflix’s Q4 Earnings(Continued from Prior Part)Netflix’s revenue Netflix (NFLX) has been delivering robust revenues for the past five years. The online streaming giant posted an impressive YoY (year-over-year) revenue rise in
Editor's Note: This article was previously published in November 2018. It has been updated to reflect changes in the market. I recently attended a meeting of startup founders who pitched their companies. Interestingly enough, many of them touted artificial intelligence. Yes, this technology has quickly become red hot. After all, the market opportunity is massive. Gartner estimates that spending will grow at an average compound annual rate of 18% to $383.5 billion by 2020. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Yet AI is not easy to develop. There needs to be access to huge amounts of data, so as to find patterns. What's more, AI requires top-notch data scientists. As should be no surprise, this kind of talent is in short supply nowadays. Because of all this, when it comes to finding artificial intelligence stocks, they are usually larger companies. * 10 Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality OK then, which names are positioned to benefit? Well, let's take a look at five that stand out: Source: Shutterstock ### Alphabet (GOOG) Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) CEO Sundar Pichai refers to the company as "AI first." And this is certainly not hype. AI has become pervasive across the product line, such as with Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Photos, Google Cloud and so on. The company has also developed its own assistant, which connects with more than 5,000 devices in the home. Google has been creating industry standards for AI as well, primarily through its own language called TensorFlow. Just some of the companies that use it include Uber, eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) and Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO). Something else: Google is a top player in autonomous vehicles. The company's Waymo unit could be worth as much as $175 billion, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley. Finally, the valuation of GOOG stock is at reasonable levels, with the forward price-to-earnings ratio is 23X, which is in-line with other mega tech operators like Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). This puts it at the top of the heap among artificial intelligence stocks. Source: Nvidia ### Nvidia (NVDA) Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is the pioneer of GPUs (Graphics Processing Units), which are chips that process large amounts of data cost-effectively. The technology was initially focused on the gaming market. But NVDA realized that GPUs were also ideal for AI. To this end, the company has leveraged these systems into areas like datacenters and autonomous vehicles. No doubt, it has been a very good move. Consider that NVDA has been on a strong growth ramp. In the latest quarter, revenues soared by 21% to $3.18 billion and earnings per share increased by 48% to $1.97. It's true that the valuation of NVDA stock is far from cheap, with the forward price-to-earnings ratio at 36X. But then again, a premium is to be expected for a company that is a leader in a massive industry. * 7 Dark Horse Stocks You Really Need to Look at for 2019 For example, Evercore ISI analyst C.J. Muse recently boosted the price target on NVDA stock to $400, which implies 41% upside. In his report, he noted that the company's technology is "becoming the standard AI platform." Source: Shutterstock ### IBM (IBM) AI is nothing new for IBM (NYSE:IBM). The company has been developing this type of technology for many years. For example, back in 1985, it developed its AI computer called Deep Blue. It would actually beat chess world champion Garry Kasparov in 1996. Then in 2011, IBM created Watson to take on the best players on the quiz show Jeopardy!. The computer won. Now, IBM has definitely had its troubles. But the investments in AI and other cutting-edge technologies have been making a difference. Note that during the trailing 12 months, IBM's Strategic Imperatives -- which include cloud computing, security, analytics, Big Data and mobile -- generated $39 billion, or about 48% of total revenues. This has helped improve the growth rate of the overall business. IBM stock also has an attractive dividend, which is at 5%. This is one of the highest in the tech industry. Oh, and the valuation is reasonable as well. Consider that the forward price-to-earnings ratio is only 11X. Source: Shutterstock ### Yext (YEXT) AI has been good to Yext (NYSE:YEXT). The reason: the company is a top data provider, with integrations of over 150 services from operators like Google, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Tencent (OTCMKTS:TCEHY). Yext has also added context and intent to all this, which allows for more accurate real-time searches. On the latest earnings call, CEO Howard Lerman noted: "Today the world is moving to smart databases. AI powered services that do the thinking for you." * 10 High-Growth Stocks for the Return of the Bull Growth has been strong. In the latest quarter, revenues shot up by 33% to $58.7 million. The company has also been getting much traction with enterprise customers. Note that the quarter saw nearly 80 new logos. Source: Simone.Brunozzi Via Flickr ### Baidu (BIDU) When it comes to the search business, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) remains the king in China. Over the years, the company has transitioned to mobile, which has been critical. But BIDU has also invested heavily in becoming an artificial intelligence stock. This has helped with personalizing the search experience as well as improving the impact of online ads. But AI has done more than just bolster BIDU's own platform. The company has created several platforms for third parties. One is DuerOS, which has an installed base of 100 million devices and processes over 400 million queries a month. Then there is Apollo. It is an AI system for autonomous vehicles. Recently, BIDU used this with King Long Motors to launch the first fully self-driving L4 minibus. The AI efforts have been paying off. In the latest quarter, revenues jumped by 27% to $4.1 billion and the adjusted EBITDA came to $988 million -- or about 24% of total revenues. Yes, BIDU has a highly scalable business model. BIDU stock has taken a hit over the past year, down 32%. Keep in mind that Chinese stocks have been in the bear phase and that there are concerns about the U.S. trade tensions. But for investors looking for a play on AI in China, BIDU stock does look attractive at these levels. Tom Taulli is the author of High-Profit IPO Strategies, All About Commodities and All About Short Selling. Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying * 7 Beaten-Up Housing Stocks Due for a Bounce Back * Take Buffett's Advice: 5 Vanguard Funds to Buy Compare Brokers The post 5 Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Consider appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Apple (AAPL) partners with Johnson & Johnson to conduct multi-year research study for early detection of irregular heart conditions.
Tech Giants' Latest: Search, Social Media, and Digital Payments(Continued from Prior Part)Political ad transparency Facebook (FB) is working on creating new rules that will govern political advertising on its platforms globally, Reuters has reported.
Let's take a look at what we learned from CEO Reed Hastings and other executives on Netflix's Q4 earnings call to help evaluate Netflix as the likes of Disney (DIS), Apple (AAPL), and others enter the streaming market.
Tech Giants' Latest: Search, Social Media, and Digital Payments(Continued from Prior Part)Helping local newsrooms build sustainable businessesFacebook (FB) is committing $300 million to the support of local journalism projects over the next three
Investing.com – The Dow soared Friday, led by industrials, on optimism that China and United States would find a way to end their bitter trade dispute.
Tech Giants' Latest: Search, Social Media, and Digital PaymentsG-Suite prices are rising 20% Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google is raising the prices of its G-Suite products by 20%, marking the first time ever the company is pursuing a price hike for its
It didn’t happen overnight, but AT&T; is ready to show digital ads again on YouTube after testing a system that aims to keep it brand separate from unwanted videos.
The Spanish government approved on Friday a draft law that would tax large companies 3 percent of their digital revenue, bringing an estimated 1.2 billion euros ($1.37 billion) to state coffers each year, cabinet spokeswoman Isabel Celaa said. Spain, along with Italy, Britain and several other European Union countries, has been readying national digital tax plans while the bloc is still at loggerheads on an EU-wide levy. Celaa said the tax bill for companies with revenues of more than 700 million euros globally and at least 3 million euros in Spain, was in line with the European Union proposals on the matter.
What’s Coming Up in Twitter’s Q4 2018 Earnings Report?(Continued from Prior Part)TweetDeck for Mac updatedAs Twitter (TWTR) prepares to report its performance for the fourth quarter of 2018, it has recently released TweetDeck updates for Mac