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How Are Analysts Rating Alphabet?

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

On April 20, 2017, Alphabet (GOOGL) stock was trading at $841.65, 1.5% above its 20-day moving average of $829, 1.4% below its 50-day moving average of $830, and 3.7% above its 100-day moving average of $812. In comparison, it’s generated 1.7% YTD (year-to-date).

Alphabet has generated returns of 11.8% in the trailing-12-month period and -0.80% in the trailing-one-month period. Alphabet’s share price has risen 2.1% in the trailing-five-day period. In comparison, peers Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR), Snap (SNAP), and Yelp (YELP) have generated returns of 3.0%, 1.6%, 4.6%, and 4.0%, respectively, in the trailing-five-day period.

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Analysts’ recommendations

Of the 11 analysts covering Alphabet, nine have given it “buy” recommendations, and two have given it “hold” recommendations. There are no “sell” recommendations on the stock. Analysts’ target price for the stock is $951.78 with a median target estimate of $1,000.

Alphabet is trading at a discount of 15.8% to its median target price.

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