14 Mar

How Analysts Have Rated Alphabet

WRITTEN BY Shirley Pelts

Shareholder returns and stock trends

On March 13, 2017, Alphabet (GOOG) stock was trading at $843.25, 1.7% above its 20-day moving average of $829, 3.7% above its 50-day moving average of $813, and 5.9% above its 100-day moving average of $796.

Google generated returns of 18.3% in the trailing-12-month period and 3.6% in the trailing-one-month period. The stock has fallen 1.7% in the trailing-five-day period.

How Analysts Have Rated Alphabet

In comparison, peers Baidu (BIDU), Microsoft (MSFT), and Apple (AAPL) have generated returns of -0.6%, 1.1%, and -0.5%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

Analysts’ recommendations

Of the ten analysts covering Google, nine have given it “buy” recommendations, and one have given it a “hold.” There are no “sell” recommendations on the stock. Analysts’ consensus target price for Google is $970.75, with a median target estimate of $1,005.50. Google is trading at a discount of 19% to its median target price.

Google makes up 1.2% of the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). If you’re interested in broad exposure to the computers sector, SPY has 3.9% of its total portfolio invested in the sector.

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