Analysts See $8.43 EPS for Alphabet Inc (GOOGL)

Credit Suisse’s target of US$1,350 is the highest on Wall Street according to FactSet

Credit Suisse’s target of US$1,350 is the highest on Wall Street according to FactSet

The Company's businesses include Google Inc.

As of quarter end Blue Fin Capital, Inc. had sold 25 shares trimming its position 1.7%. Finally, Bridges Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Alphabet by 1.4% in the 3rd quarter. LLC boosted its stake in shares of Alphabet by 1.1% in the first quarter. St. Johns Investment Management Company LLC grew its stake in shares of Alphabet by 1,046.7% in the second quarter. Lourd Capital, LLC cut its holdings by selling 59 shares a decrease of 4.7% in the quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue purchased a new stake in shares of Alphabet during the second quarter valued at approximately $102,000. Inc. raised its stake in shares of Alphabet by 58.3% during the first quarter. "(GOOG) Acquired by Deroy & Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc." was posted by StockNewsTimes and is the property of of StockNewsTimes. If you are reading this article on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide copyright and trademark laws.

Shares of Alphabet Inc. Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has risen 33.46% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. (GOOGL) opened at 1005.65 on Thursday.

Shares of the company are trading at $1,005.65 barely above $953.18, the stock's 50 day moving average and marginally over the 200 day moving average of $940.96. The company has a market cap of $696.79 billion, a PE ratio of 36.45 and a beta of 0.96.

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Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has shown an EPS growth of 13.40% in the last 5 years and sales growth of 19.00% for the same year while for the next 5 years; the EPS growth estimates 19.06%.Along with this Sales growth yoy (quarter over quarter) was considered as 21.00%. The information services provider reported $5.01 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $4.43 by $0.58. Alphabet had a net margin of 19.49% and a return on equity of 13.66%. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $27.59 and is expected to be $30.58 for the current year with 692,879,000 shares presently outstanding.

Among 16 analysts covering Ventas Inc. The stock declined 0.29% or $0.18 reaching $62.87 on the news. Moreover, Bb Biotech Ag has 5.04% invested in the company for 1.35 million shares. On Tuesday, July 25 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". The shares were sold on August 14th for an average price of $931.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. GOOGL's asset turnover ratio is 2.03 and the company has financial leverage of 0.21. GOOGL has better insider activity and sentiment signals.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Mizuho upgraded Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) on Tuesday, August 11 to "Buy" rating. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a $1,005.00 price objective on shares of Alphabet in a report on Monday, March 27th. Cohen Management Inc owns 240 shares. Alphabet has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $1,058.31. The stock of Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 8 by UBS. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, August 10 by Robert W. Baird. Five brokerages rating the company a strong buy, seven brokerages rating the company a buy, one brokerage rating the company a hold, zero brokerages rating the company a underperform, and finally zero brokerages rating the company a sell with a 12-month price target of $930.08. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $71.0 target. Tanaka Capital Management Inc holds 0.38% of its portfolio in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) for 176 shares. The Google segment includes its Internet products, such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Google Cloud, Android, Chrome and Google Play, as well as its hardware initiatives.

A number of other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in GOOGL.

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