Headlines about Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alphabet earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the information services provider an impact score of 44.5408663573871 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- The Medical Reimbursement Alphabet (mdmag.com)
- Why Dropbox Inc. Stock Took a Hit on Friday (finance.yahoo.com)
- How to Make Money in Self-Driving Cars (finance.yahoo.com)
- What Is Alphabet’s Fair Value? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Gmail Update Will Let You Send Emails That Self-destruct (finance.yahoo.com)
Alphabet stock traded down $1.25 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $1,036.04. 1,270,461 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,205,190. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 5.11 and a current ratio of 5.14. The company has a market cap of $712,194.31, a PE ratio of 32.33, a PEG ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.05. Alphabet has a 1 year low of $841.03 and a 1 year high of $1,198.00.
Alphabet announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, February 1st that permits the company to buyback $8.59 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the information services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Alphabet in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Vetr raised Alphabet from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $1,156.80 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday. MED assumed coverage on Alphabet in a research report on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $1,036.50 target price for the company. Monness Crespi & Hardt assumed coverage on Alphabet in a research report on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $1,280.00 target price for the company. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $1,175.00 target price (down from $1,200.00) on shares of Alphabet in a research report on Tuesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, thirty-seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $1,172.65.
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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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