GOOGL - Alphabet Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
1,139.21
+7.66 (+0.68%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

1,139.21 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 5:08PM EDT

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Previous Close1,131.55
Open1,135.47
Bid1,136.10 x 1300
Ask1,141.17 x 1300
Day's Range1,125.21 - 1,140.02
52 Week Range977.66 - 1,296.97
Volume1,307,685
Avg. Volume1,703,233
Market Cap790.382B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.02
PE Ratio (TTM)28.58
EPS (TTM)39.86
Earnings DateJul 25, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est1,335.22
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Trump and senior administration officials met with CEOs from Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Broadcom Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Intel Corp., Micron Technology Inc., Western Digital Corp. and Qualcomm Inc., according to White House spokesman Judd Deere.“The CEOs expressed strong support of the president’s policies, including national security restrictions on United States telecom equipment purchases and sales to Huawei,” Deere said. “They requested timely licensing decisions from the Department of Commerce, and the President agreed.”The meeting between government officials and U.S. technology leaders may assuage Chinese concern that one of its largest technology companies is under existential threat from a blacklisting. But lawmakers and others in the administration who oppose any relief for Huawei could stymie any tentative progress in resolving a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies.Negotiating MissionChinese state media on Monday hailed signs of progress on Huawei as part of what it called efforts to display “sincerity and goodwill’’ by both sides. Any easing of restrictions on Huawei is expected to be met with a resumption of Chinese purchases of U.S. soybeans and other agricultural commodities.The moves, which followed a meeting between Trump and China’s Xi Jinping in Japan late last month, are meant to clear the way for a trip to China by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as soon as next week.Such a trip would mark the first high-level negotiating mission to China since talks broke down in May.Business PerspectiveNational Economic Council director Larry Kudlow and Mnuchin led the meeting, which also included Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. It was called to inject a business perspective into a debate that has often been driven by an intelligence and national security community eager to see an outright ban on Huawei, the person said.Xiaomeng Lu, international policy manager and head of the China practice at Access Partnership, said the meeting is an opportunity for U.S. companies to demonstrate how resuming sales to Huawei’s consumer business can help American corporations innovate better and outperform the Chinese telecoms giant in the long run.Trump will very likely face backlash from Congress if he chooses to allow shipments to the Chinese telecoms giant, especially after the Washington Post Monday reported that the company helped build North Korea’s 3G network in a potential violation of U.S. export control laws.Legislative Push BackMany U.S. lawmakers, including hawks in Trump’s own party, are opposed to the president’s approach on the issue and have made the case for a complete decoupling of supply chains that would cut off Huawei from American components.“At every turn, we learn more and more about what a malign actor Huawei is,” Senators Tom Cotton and Chris Van Hollen said in a statement following the Washington Post report. The revelation underscores Huawei’s serial violations of U.S. law, they added, saying it’s crucial Congress pass legislation they’ve sponsored.A spokesman for the Commerce Department, which oversaw the blacklisting of Huawei in May, declined to comment.Semiconductor TechnologyMost of those invited are suppliers of technology to Huawei, one of the biggest makers of smartphones and computer-network equipment. The chipmakers in particular have said that a blanket ban on doing business with the Chinese company may do more harm than good to U.S. national security. Many of the components they supply to Huawei can be easily obtained from companies elsewhere and jeopardizing their access to their biggest market risks cutting them off from revenue that’s vital to investing in their ability to maintain the U.S.’s lead in semiconductors, they’ve argued.Intel said in an emailed statement after the meeting that the company appreciated the opportunity to share its “perspective on economic issues, including how the current trade situation with China impacts the critical US semiconductor industry."Chinese companies, meanwhile, have begun asking U.S. exporters about buying agricultural products and also applied for exemptions from China’s retaliatory tariffs on the goods, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday.The Chinese government met on Friday with domestic soybean buyers about a plan to purchase more U.S. supplies, according to people familiar with the situation. That could include waiving China’s retaliatory tariffs, but details have not been decided yet, the people said.Face-to-FaceWith China’s top leadership likely to be out of Beijing from early August for their annual seaside conclave, people close to the talks say there is a narrow window for face-to-face meeting in the coming two weeks. Mnuchin, Lighthizer and their Chinese counterparts talked by phone last week for the second time since the two nations’ presidents met.Separate to the possible agricultural purchases, China announced Saturday new measures to further open up the nation’s financial sector to foreign investors. Foreign companies will be able to take a stake in or control entities including wealth management units of commercial lenders, pension fund managers and currency brokers.The changes weren’t announced as directly related to the trade talks with the U.S., but American criticism of China’s protection of various domestic markets is a core issue in the ongoing trade tensions.(Updates with White House statement starting in second paragraph.)\--With assistance from Miao Han, Justin Sink, Laura Litvan and Mark Milian.To contact the reporters on this story: Shawn Donnan in Washington at sdonnan@bloomberg.net;Jenny Leonard in Washington at jleonard67@bloomberg.net;Ian King in San Francisco at ianking@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Margaret Collins at mcollins45@bloomberg.net, Alister BullFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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    Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), the social media and digital advertising titan, is scheduled to report Q2 earnings on July 24 after market close. Despite the volatility in broader markets, FB stock has released relatively strong earnings in recent quarters.Source: Shutterstock As a result, year-to-date, the FB share price is up about 50%. Meanwhile, over the past year, there has been a shift in the global political environment, whereby more countries are calling for tougher regulation of the technology giants, including Facebook. Therefore, long-term investors are wondering as to what they should expect from FB stock's fundamental metrics. Now that the earnings season is upon us, let us look at what may be ahead for the stock. What to Look for in FB Stock's Q2 Earnings?As the owner of the largest social network in the world, Facebook's current ecosystem, includes Facebook mobile and desktop, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhen Facebook stock releases earnings on Wednesday, Wall Street will pay attention to several metrics and issues.Revenue: Facebook stock's digital advertising business is the main revenue generator and the social network has a lucrative business model. In 2018, Facebook reported $22.112 billion in net income on $55.838 billion in revenue.In Q1, revenue came in slightly better than expected and increased 26% year-over-year (YoY). Investors will want to see positive evidence on how 2019 is likely to shape up for the social media giant. * 10 High-Flying, Overvalued Stocks in Danger of Crashing Facebook and Google's parent company Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) have a combined share of the U.S. digital ad market duopoly that stands well over 50%.Daily active users (DAUs): FB stock's most recent DAU number is approximately 20% of the global population. In Q1, DAU rose 8% YoY and 3% sequentially. In other words, Facebook is a clear winner in the social media space.Facebook users are not only individuals, but also institutions, businesses of all sizes and organizations, including workplaces, community centers, schools and even places of worship. If the company reports any significant slowing of user growth or platform engagement, then Wall Street may raise its eyebrows.Ad impression growth: In Q1, the number came in strong showing 32% YoY growth. Ads on Instagram stories and feed as well as Facebook newsfeed were the main drivers.In other words, through the data collected on its platforms, Facebook can allow for a specific target to be reached via focused demographics, interest and a number of other criteria. Rich and reliable data, which FB has plenty, is at the center of digital advertising.Price per ad: Last quarter, despite the impressive growth in ad impression, Wall Street was rather concerned that the average price per ad declined 4% YoY. Ideally, the company should not monetize stories or feeds at lower rates.Profit margins: If investors see any sign of weakening profit margins, then they are likely to become concerned. Analysts have been noting that FB's rising costs have been pressuring margins lower over time. If the quarterly results show that FB's costs have unexpectedly risen, then, the stock price may take a hit.In short, on Wednesday afternoon, Wall Street is set to find out whether Facebook can continue its positive fundamental and price momentum in the second half of the year. Where Is Facebook Stock Price Now?In April, following Q1 results, Facebook stock initially gapped up about 6% the next day to reach an intraday high of $198.48. However, that price became the immediate high for the next several weeks and the stock price declined to see an intraday low of $160.84 on June 4.Then came the broader market rally in which Facebook also participated. On July 14, FB shares hit $205.47, an intraday high for 2019.As we start the new week, FB stock is hovering around $199. If you are an investor who follows technical charts, you will note that the $200-level has become a resistance area.Our readers may also be interested to know that on July 25, 2018, FB shares saw an all-time high at $218.62. Then, after market close the same day, FB released Q2 2018 earnings, which Wall Street was not happy with, and the next morning Facebook stock gapped down to open at $174.89.It is not quite possible to know which way the stock will move on Thursday morning following the earnings report on Wednesday. Yet long-term investors would like to see FB stock close the gap from a year ago by moving to and staying over $218.62.Riding on the momentum from an exceptionally strong earnings report, FB stock could easily reach a new all-time high price. However, considering how much the stock is up so far in 2019, investors would probably not hesitate to penalize the company if the quarterly report does not meet the rather high expectations. 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However, there will likely be increased stock price volatility in the near-term, especially after the earnings report, that current and potential FB stock investors should anticipate.If you aren't already long Facebook stock, you may want to remain on the sidelines until the earnings report as near-term trading is likely to be choppy. * 7 Cloud Computing Stocks to Buy for 2019 If you already own Facebook shares, then you may want to stay the course and ride out any short-term volatility.Alternatively, those investors who have benefited from Facebook stock's 2019 gains may want to take some of the paper profits as we look ahead to the next earnings report.Or they may consider hedging their positions. As for hedging strategies, covered calls or put spreads with Aug. 16 expiry could be appropriate as straight put purchases are likely to be expensive due to heightened volatility.The options for expiration on Aug. 16 are implying that the stock is likely to move by about 8-10% in either direction from the $200 strike price in the short-term following its results. In other words, a covered call hedge would enable investors to both profit from any potential up move and give some protection in case the stock falls following the earnings result.The two important points to remember are that the trend is an investor's friend and that FB is a volatile stock.As of this writing, Tezcan Gecgil did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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