|Bid||166.85 x 800|
|Ask||166.90 x 1100|
|Day's Range||165.43 - 167.45|
|52 Week Range||102.17 - 167.47|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.23|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||31.53|
|Earnings Date||Jan 28, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.04 (1.23%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Feb 17, 2020|
|1y Target Est||169.64|
Google has inked a deal with India’s third-largest telecom operator as the American giant looks to grow its cloud customer base in the key overseas market that is increasingly emerging as a new cloud battleground for AWS and Microsoft . Google Cloud announced on Monday that the new partnership, effective starting today, enables Airtel to offer G Suite to small and medium-sized businesses as part of the telco’s ICT portfolio. Airtel, which has amassed over 325 million subscribers in India, said it currently serves 2,500 large businesses and over 500,000 small and medium-sized businesses and startups in the country.
AT&T stock topped the S&P 500 in 2019, but Tocqueville Asset Management sees even more upside, buying more than a quarter million more shares in aggregate in the fourth quarter. Apple, Microsoft and Amazon are “much less contrarian” now.
BT , Danone , Microsoft and Sony are among 178 companies with top marks in the latest global ranking of transparency and action on climate change. Japan and the U.S. were the countries with the headquarters of the most 'A List' companies individually, while regionally, Europe as a bloc was home to the highest number. Companies are coming under pressure from customers and investors to step up efforts to help slow climate change in accordance with the 2015 Paris climate agreement to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by shifting away from fossil fuels.
This is the first time the internet search giant has joined the $1 trillion pantheon and that's good news not only for investors in the stock, but for those holding some of the nearly 170 exchange traded funds that own the stock. Some well-known ETFs are also big Alphabet holders.
Built on top of data collected by SAP analytics cloud and resembling an air-traffic control room, the team’s Executive Huddle service is housed in a suite at Levi’s amid popcorn, drinks, and assorted snacks.
Microsoft Pledges Carbon Negativity Forget carbon neutral. That’s passé now, even though it hasn’t been achieved yet. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) is showing up its tech giant peers by pledging to be net carbon negative by 2030. To this end, it is investing $1 billion over the next 10 years to make it happen. “While the world […]The post Market Weekend: Microsoft Carbon Goals, Foxconn Fiat, Citigroup Pay Gap, Google To the Moon appeared first on Market Exclusive.
What happens in the stock market when price acceleration goes vertical and investor complacency reaches extreme levels? Typically, bad things, according to Lance Roberts, chief investment strategist at RIA Advisors.
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The market says Google parent company Alphabet Inc. is worth $1 trillion, but investors who have tried know that putting a believable valuation on this company is extremely difficult.
Compared to some of its big-tech peers, Amazon is looking like a laggard these days. As Apple , Facebook , Alphabet and Microsoft hover near or at all-time highs -- on Thursday, Alphabet became the fourth company to cross a trillion-dollar market cap -- Amazon shares haven't seen the same robust growth. Amazon crossed that trillion-dollar milestone in August 2018, but its market cap has fallen to $924 billion since.
On a Friday before a holiday weekend, investors can usually expect some sluggish market action and that was the case today, but small gains are better than losses and the small gains accrued today lifted the widely followed U.S. equity indexes to another batch of record highs.Source: Provided by Finviz * The S&P 500 gained 0.39% * The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.17% * The Nasdaq Composite pushed higher by 0.34% * Extending a run that has seen it be on of the Dow's best-performing names to start 2020, Visa (NYSE:V) added 1.69% today to pace the blue-chip indexOn a day of light earnings news flow for Dow components, the index was helped higher by some economic points. For example, housing starts jumped to a 13-year high last month. Housing starts of 1.6 million in the last month of 2019 topped the 1.375 million units economists were expecting and likely contributed to Home Depot (NYSE:HD) as one of the best Dow performers after Visa.Housing data is vital because that segment accounts for over 3% of domestic economic output. In a separate report, the Job Openings and Labor Market Turnover Survey (JOLTS) said job openings slipped by 561,000 to 6.8 million for the month of November, indicating the economy is getting close to full employment.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * The 10 Best Value Stocks to Own in 2020 Those are just two data points, but they speak to the notion that the U.S. economy is unlikely to encounter a recession this year. Stocks seem to be reflecting as much. A DowngradeWhile Home Depot, Visa and plenty of others were among the Dow winners today, IBM (NYSE:IBM) wasn't part of the fund. Big Blue only gained 0.23% after Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty downgraded the stock to "equal-weight" from "overweight." She maintains a $155 price target on the stock."With signs of deceleration at core IBM, we see long-term revenue growth as less likely without a more meaningful shift in the portfolio," Huberty said in a note to clients.She added that a Morgan Stanley survey of CIOs indicates spending on IBM products and services could slow and there is "risk to CY20 EPS guidance."Overall, IBM's Friday decline was modest and it was far from the worst-performing stock in the Dow today. Boeing AgainThat "honor" goes to Boeing (NYSE:BA), a stock that has been making regular appearances in this space to start 2020, often for challenging reasons. Today, Boeing issued a statement saying it's making "necessary changes" to the software in the 737 MAX passenger jet. At issue is monitor connectivity, which tells pilots if systems are operating correctly."One of the monitors was not being initiated correctly, officials said. The monitor check is prompted by a software command at airplane or system power up, and will set the appropriate indication if maintenance is required, company officials added," according to Reuters.The software update is needed, but is another delay in the effort to get the 737 MAX back in the skies. Fun FactIn cheerier news, there's Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which posted another modest gain. I can remember writing about Apple seven or eight years and using factoids, such as the stock's market value exceeding that of all the stocks in countries like Poland and Vietnam. Well, hat tip to CNBC on this one, Apple is now worth more than the entire Australian equity market and that's saying something because that's a top 15 global economy. More MicrosoftMicrosoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) basically flat on the day, but it wasn't for lack of news flow. The company is launching a new campaign this weekend aimed at stealing market share in the workplace app arena from Slack. Microsoft competes with Slack with its "Teams" platform. * 7 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week "Microsoft said in November that it had more than 20 million daily active users, a 54% increase from its prior announcement about usage and apparently more than Slack, which said in October it had 12 million daily active users," according to CNBC. Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayAs noted above, it wasn't surprising to encounter a slow-moving market day today, but the action will pickup next week despite it being just a four-day trading week.Nearly from Jan. 21 though Jan. 24 and that includes a half dozen Dow components over the last three days of the week.As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The Top 5 Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for 2020 * 7 Fintech ETFs to Buy Now for Fabulous Financial Exposure * 3 Tech Stocks to Play Ahead of Earnings The post Dow Jones Today: More Records With Some Help From Economic Data appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Shares of Google parent Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) have jumped 9% in 2020 to help it ascend into the $1 trillion market cap club. Is it time to buy?
Microsoft announced Thursday a new plan to not only become carbon negative by the end of the decade but to remove from the environment all the carbon it has produced since 1975. Microsoft is perhaps the "most powerful" company in the world, especially in terms of data centers, the CNBC host said. Cramer said later on in the day during his "Mad Money" show that Microsoft is leading the way in how companies balance profits with broader obligations.
(Bloomberg) -- Major technology and internet companies have long fueled the U.S. stock market’s climb to record levels, but that trend has come with one notable exception: Amazon.com Inc., which has languished in a fairly narrow trading range for months.Amazon shares haven’t notched an all-time high since September 2018, in contrast to mega-cap peers like Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook, which have been hitting records on a near-daily basis. Many of these names experienced pronounced draw-downs over the past year and a half, mostly due to disappointing earnings reports or outlooks. But they regained their momentum last year, as their growth assuaged investor caution. Amazon, however, remains about 8.5% below its own peak.Because of its long-term prospects, Amazon is about as close as a stock can be to a consensus choice among Wall Street firms. Over the near term, though, it is “the most hotly debated among investors” as “debates persist on both AWS and next day shipping efforts,” according to UBS analyst Eric Sheridan, referring to its Amazon Web Services cloud-computing business.Since the start of 2019, Amazon shares are up about 24%, below the 32% rise of the S&P 500, as well as the much larger gains seen in other bellwethers. Microsoft and Facebook are both up more than 60% since the start of last year, while Apple has doubled. The rally resulted in trillion-dollar valuations for Apple, Microsoft and Google-parent Alphabet, a milestone that Amazon briefly eclipsed in 2018.The underperformance reflects concerns over Amazon’s earnings trends, even as it has continued to grow revenue at a double-digit clip. Major investments into initiatives like one-day shipping are seen as headwinds, and shares “may be range bound ‘tactically’” given the impact of this spending, Morgan Stanley wrote on Thursday. The firm added that “near-term profitability is likely to still disappoint” because of these investments, even as it sees the effect as temporary and one-day shipping deepening Amazon’s competitive moat within e-commerce.Another key issue is the waning dominance of Amazon Web Services, which has long been a major driver for earnings and margins, but has faced growing competition from rivals like Alphabet and especially Microsoft. According to Bloomberg Intelligence, which cited IDC data, Amazon Web Services was 12 times larger than Microsoft’s cloud business in 2014. By 2018, the most recent year for which data is available, it was just four times larger.James Bach, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, wrote that Amazon was particularly facing “stiffer competition” with government contracts. “Microsoft’s extensive sales experience, installed base within U.S. agencies and broad range of edge-computing products all make a compelling offering,” he wrote. Microsoft is “uniquely positioned to claim market share as federal agencies upgrade and secure IT systems.”In October, Microsoft beat out Amazon for a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract, a deal Amazon had been seen as the favorite to win. The company subsequently claimed it lost the contract because of political interference by President Donald Trump, and filed a lawsuit challenging its validity.Amazon earlier this week named a new sales chief for AWS. Deutsche Bank wrote that the “magnitude of personnel changes” at AWS, along with rising competition, underscored the “increased risk of further deceleration” at the business.Separately, Morgan Stanley this week wrote that a quarterly survey of chief investment officers suggested some cause for caution about AWS growth. “Quarterly survey results can be volatile, but AWS saw a notable [quarter-over-quarter] drop in net expected budget share gains” over the next three years, analyst Brian Nowak wrote. “It will be important to continue to monitor these metrics going forward as we think about AWS forward growth.”Amazon is expected to report fourth-quarter results later this month. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, Wall Street is looking for revenue growth of nearly 19% and expecting net income to fall by nearly a third. AWS revenue is seen growing more than 30% on a year-over-year basis, according to a Bloomberg MODL estimate.Wall Street remains almost unanimously positive on the stock. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, 53 firms recommend buying the stock, compared with the four with a hold rating. None advocate selling the shares.To contact the reporter on this story: Ryan Vlastelica in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at firstname.lastname@example.org, Steven Fromm, Janet FreundFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
Alphabet joins Apple, Microsoft and Amazon as a $1 trillion dollar company. Tom Forte, D.A. Davidson Senior Research Analyst, joins Yahoo Finance's On the Move to discuss.