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How Alphabet Stock Compares with Peers

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Dec. 17 2018, Updated 7:31 a.m. ET

Shareholder returns and stock trends

On December 13, Alphabet (GOOGL) opened the trading session at $1,075.67 and closed at $1,073.54. Alphabet posted an average volume of 1.25 million. Alphabet generated investor returns of 2.30% in the last one month and 2.36% in the last 12 months. The company’s share price lost 0.42% in the last five trading sessions.

eBay, Alibaba, Amazon, and Facebook, Alphabet’s peers in the Internet sector, generated returns of -22.49%, -13.26%, 42.34%, and -18.05%, respectively, in the last 12 months.

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Moving averages

On December 13, Alphabet was trading at 4.85% below its 200-day moving average. In comparison, its peers were trading as follows:

  • eBay (EBAY) was 18.46% below its 200-day moving average
  • Alibaba (BABA) was trading 13.77% below its 200-day moving average
  • Amazon (AMZN) was trading 2.67% below its 200-day moving average
  • Facebook (FB) was trading 15.44% below its 200-day moving average

At the current market price, Alphabet’s stock is 0.95% above its 20-day moving average and 1.44% below its 50-day moving average.

Relative strength index and analysts’ recommendations

Alphabet reported a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) of 50 compared to 45, 49, 50, and 55 reported by eBay, Alibaba, Amazon, and Facebook, respectively, indicating that the stocks are neither overbought nor oversold. Of the 23 analysts covering Alphabet, 20 recommend “buy,” and three recommend a “hold.”

Alphabet’s scale

On December 13, Alphabet was the world’s fourth-largest Internet player in terms of market cap with a market capitalization of $765.72 billion. Among its peers, eBay has a market capitalization of $28.34 billion, Alibaba’s market capitalization is $399.77 billion, Amazon’s market capitalization is $845.77 billion, and Facebook’s market capitalization is $423.43 billion.

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