Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) is a leading internet content & information business based in the US. It opened the day at $1729.02 after a previous close of $1730.92. During the day the price has varied from a low of $1711.71 to a high of $1747.37. The latest price was $1744.745 (25 minute delay). Alphabet is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 132,121 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Alphabet's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $1529.95, which is 3.04% up on its pre-crash value of $1483.46 and 51.65% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1008.87.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Alphabet shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $706.27 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,025.07.
|52-week range||$1008.87 - $1843.83|
|50-day moving average||$1764.0618|
|200-day moving average||$1607.8381|
|Wall St. target price||$1936.65|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$51.752|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||-2.95%|
|1 month (2020-12-16)||-0.71%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||11.29%|
|6 months (2020-07-16)||15.17%|
|1 year (2020-01-16)||20.31%|
|2 years (2019-01-16)||60.14%|
|3 years (2018-01-16)||54.31%|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||145.57%|
Valuing Alphabet stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Alphabet's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Alphabet's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 34x. In other words, Alphabet shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
However, Alphabet's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the internet content & information industry or those of similar companies.
Alphabet's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5421. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Alphabet's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
However, it's sensible to consider Alphabet's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
Alphabet's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $48.1 billion (£35.5 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Alphabet's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put Alphabet's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$171.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.29%|
|Gross profit TTM||$90 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.75%|
|Return on equity TTM||17.51%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.2 trillion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.8 million Alphabet shares held short by investors – that's known as Alphabet's "short interest". This figure is 8% up from 2.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Alphabet shares can be evaluated.
Alphabet's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Alphabet shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Alphabet shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Alphabet's SIR currently stands at 1.8. In other words for every 100,000 Alphabet shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1800 shares are currently held short.
To gain some more context, you can compare Alphabet's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.
However Alphabet's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of tradable Alphabet shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Alphabet's short interest could be expressed as 0.0084% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Alphabet shares, roughly 8 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Alphabet.
Find out more about how you can short Alphabet stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Alphabet.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 20.35
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Alphabet's overall score of 20.35 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 29th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Alphabet is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
To gain some more context, you can compare Alphabet's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
Environmental score: 3.52/100
Social score: 6.37/100
Governance score: 7.99/100
Controversy score: 4/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Alphabet scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Alphabet has a damaged public profile.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
|Total ESG score||20.35|
|Total ESG percentile||29.34|
|Level of controversy||4|
We're not expecting Alphabet to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.
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Alphabet's shares were split on a 1998:1000 basis on 3 April 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1998 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Alphabet shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 49.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Alphabet shares which in turn could have impacted Alphabet's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Alphabet's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1008.87 up to $1843.83. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Alphabet's is 0.9947. This would suggest that Alphabet's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
To put Alphabet's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It offers performance and brand advertising services. The company operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment offers products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure. It also offers digital content, cloud services, hardware devices, and other miscellaneous products and services. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, including Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X, as well as Internet and television services. The company has an agreement with Sabre Corporation to develop an artificial intelligence-driven technology platform for travel. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
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