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What Are the Analyst Recommendations for Alphabet?

Parker Thomas - Author

Aug. 18 2020, Updated 5:34 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

As of November 18, 2015, Alphabet (GOOG) has generated returns of 38.9% for the trailing-12-month period (or TTM) and 8.6% in the trailing-one-month period. The share price of the firm rose by -0.68% in the trailing-five-day period. Alphabet’s (GOOG) peers Baidu (BIDU), Facebook (FB), and Yahoo! (YHOO) generated returns of 2.6%, -1.1%, and 1.2%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Moving averages

On November 18, 2015, the last trading price of Alphabet (GOOG) was $760.0. The Company was trading 2.1% above its 20-day moving average of $744.5, 9.2% below its 50-day moving average of $695.9, and 13.8% below its 100-day moving average of $667.7.

Moving average convergence divergence and RSI

The MACD (or moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between the short-term and long-term moving averages of a firm. Alphabet’s (GOOG) 14-day MACD of 20.0 shows an upward trading trend, as the figure is positive.

The 14-day Relative Strength Index (or RSI) for Alphabet (GOOG) is 63, showing that the stock was somewhat overbought. If the RSI is above 70, it indicates that the stock could be overbought. An RSI figure below 30 suggests that the stock has been oversold.

Alphabet (GOOG) constitutes 1.2% of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and 4.8% of the PowerShares QQQ Trust (QQQ).

Analyst recommendations

Out of 45 analysts covering Alphabet (GOOG), all 45 had a “Buy” recommendation. The analyst stock price target for the company is $849.2, with a median target estimate of $850.0. Alphabet (GOOG) is trading at a discount of 10.6% with respect to its median target.


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