Alphabet delivers big earnings beat in third quarter

Ruth Porat CFO of Alphabet at the New York Economic Club

Alphabet's total traffic acquisition costs, a measure of how much money the company spends to attract users to its search engine, rose to 23 percent of revenue from 21 percent a year ago. (The) in a research report issued on Friday. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a buy rating and set a $1,070.00 target price on shares of Alphabet in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. Pivotal Research reissued a "hold" rating and set a $980.00 price target (down from $990.00) on shares of Alphabet in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued an outperform rating on shares of Alphabet in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, forty have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Alphabet has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $1,083.02. (NASDAQ:GOOG) opened at 1019.27 on Friday. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 18,198,649 shares of the company's stock worth $12,803,295,000 after buying an additional 375,941 shares in the last quarter. Alphabet has a 52 week low of $743.59 and a 52 week high of $1,063.62. The firm's 50 day moving average price is $954.17 and its 200 day moving average price is $933.86. The stock has a market cap of $561.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 31.67 and a beta of 1.00.

Google's parent company Alphabet on Thursday reported that its profit in the recently-ended quarter climbed 32.4 per cent to $6.7 billion with revenue up from online ads as well as "other bets". The average estimate of 17 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $8.43 per share. Alphabet had a return on equity of 13.66% and a net margin of 19.49%. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $9.06 EPS. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Alphabet by 2.1% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. "(The)" was posted by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of USA and worldwide trademark and copyright legislation. UBS AG reaffirmed an overweight rating on shares of Alphabet in a report on Thursday, August 24th. They presently have a $925.00 price objective on the stock. Institutional investors own 33.83% of the company's stock.

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In related news, CEO Sundar Pichai sold 4,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $940.67, for a total value of $34,804.79. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,764 shares in the company, valued at $1,641,331.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Boston Partners increased its stake in Alphabet by 150.0% in the second quarter. Legacy Capital Partners Inc. now owns 1,467 shares of the information services provider's stock worth $1,333,000 after acquiring an additional 748 shares in the last quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 874,328 shares of the company's stock worth $615,116,000 after buying an additional 326,759 shares in the last quarter. Riggs Asset Managment Co.

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Despite forays into hardware and regulatory concerns, Alphabet's third-quarter results showed that advertising is still its bread and butter. Finally, Delta Asset Management LLC TN raised its holdings in Alphabet by 1.5% in the first quarter. Karp Capital Management Corp now owns 199,752 shares of the information services provider's stock worth $169,350,000 after buying an additional 195,996 shares during the last quarter.

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