Media stories about Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Alphabet earned a news sentiment score of 1.10 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the information services provider an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Alphabet’s score:
- Google CEO to address anti-conservative bias allegations on Capitol Hill (finance.yahoo.com)
- Top U.S. general urges Google to work with military (feeds.reuters.com)
- Alphabet Inc (GOOG) CEO Sells $10,417,500.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- NOTICE: Pawar Law Group Reminds of Important Deadline in Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Alphabet Inc. – GOOG, GOOGL (finance.yahoo.com)
- Alphabet Inc (GOOG) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of GOOG opened at $1,036.58 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $743.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.05 and a beta of 1.15. Alphabet has a 1-year low of $980.64 and a 1-year high of $1,273.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a quick ratio of 4.10 and a current ratio of 4.14.
GOOG has been the topic of several research reports. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Alphabet in a research report on Friday, October 26th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Alphabet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 30th. Canaccord Genuity dropped their price target on shares of Alphabet from $1,170.00 to $1,140.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 26th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $1,375.00 price target (up from $1,350.00) on shares of Alphabet in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, Macquarie reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Alphabet in a research report on Friday, October 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and twenty-nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Alphabet presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $1,301.81.
In other Alphabet news, CEO Sundar Pichai sold 10,000 shares of Alphabet stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $1,200.04, for a total transaction of $12,000,400.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 857 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,028,434.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Ann Mather sold 25 shares of Alphabet stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $1,199.89, for a total value of $29,997.25. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,912 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,294,189.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 89,437 shares of company stock worth $98,403,047. Company insiders own 13.11% of the company’s stock.
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Alphabet Company Profile
Alphabet Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States and internationally. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes principal Internet products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure and newer efforts, including Virtual Reality.
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