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Alphabet Inc

Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It offers performance and brand advertising services.

Google stock last closed at $97.42, down 2.63% from the previous day, and has decreased 27.49% in one year. It has overperformed other stocks in the Internet Content & Information industry by 0.29 percentage points. Google stock is currently +1.52% from its 52-week low of $95.96, and -35.72% from its 52-week high of $151.55.

There are currently 13.04B shares of GOOGL outstanding. The market capitalization of GOOGL is $1.27T. In the past 24 hours, 30.88M GOOGL shares were traded.

How to Buy Google Stock

Not sure how to invest in Google stock? Here's how.
  1. Figure out where to buy Google stock: You need to pick a stock brokerage, but don't worry - we've researched dozens of online stock brokerages and apps to help you determine where to buy Google stock.
  2. Open a brokerage account: Sign up for 0% commission trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've selected. It's the best place to buy GOOGL stock.
  3. Deposit funds into your brokerage account: Choose your method of payment and add your info.
  4. Analyze Google stock: The Google ticker symbol is GOOGL. Is Google stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of GOOGL? How do GOOGL's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Google is a good buy? Why has GOOGL's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock market research website can help you evaluate if GOOGL is a good stock to buy).
  5. Make your GOOGL trade: Decide if you will purchase GOOGL shares at the current market price or use a limit order to purchase GOOGL shares at a specific price.
  6. Get notifications regarding your investment in GOOGL: Create a watchlist to get live updates on your position in Google stock.

Step 1: Figure out where to buy Google stock

You need a brokerage account to access the NASDAQ market and buy GOOGL stock.

A brokerage account is an investment account that enables you to buy and sell a variety of investments, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs.

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Step 2: Open a brokerage account

Now that you've selected it's time brokerage, chosen to fill out some personal info so you are able to buy GOOGL stock today.

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  2. Enter your personal details to open a new trading account.
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Step 3: Deposit funds into your brokerage account

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Step 4: Analyze Google stock

It's critical to evaluate stocks prior to buying, so you truly comprehend the risk and upside.

Google Metrics

GOOGL Price
$97.42
1w %
-2.72%
1y %
-27.49%
5y %
100.1%
P/E
17.9x
P/B
4.98x
P/S
4.57x
PEG
2.72x
Revenue
$278.14B
Earnings
$72.02B
Fore. Rev. Growth
1.82%
Fore. Earn. Growth
6.57%
Market Cap
$1.27T
Next Earnings
Oct 24, 2022
Next Dividend
N/A

GOOGL Fundamentals

WallStreetZen was built to help average investors do more accurate fundamental analysis.

You can view all of the due diligence checks on GOOGL's stock page.

What is the fair value of GOOGL stock?

Investors use a variety of different financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge GOOGL's true value.

Using relative valuations methods:

  • GOOGL could be overvalued based on its P/E ratio of 17.9x, relative to Internet Content & Information industry P/E ratio of 6.59x
  • GOOGL could be overvalued based on its P/B ratio of 4.98x, relative to Internet Content & Information industry P/B ratio of 3.89x
  • GOOGL may be overvalued based on its PEG ratio of 2.72x

You can access additional valuation analysis on GOOGL's stock here.

Is GOOGL a healthy company?

Positive Financial Indicators:

  • GOOGL's operating cash flow of $95.00B allows it to safely service it's debt of $26.43B.
  • There are more short-term assets than short-term liabilities on the GOOGL balance sheet.
  • GOOGL has a low debt to equity ratio of 0.39.
  • GOOGL earnings of $85.77B is not sufficient to cover its interest payments.
  • There are more short-term assets than long-term liabilities on the GOOGL balance sheet.

Negative Financial Indicators:

  • GOOGL profit margin has gone down from 28.6% to 25.9% in the past year.
  • Total GOOGL debt is higher than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.

Is it a good time to buy GOOGL stock, according to Wall Street analysts?

Out of 26 Wall Street analysts who give forecasts on GOOGL, the consensus analyst rating on GOOGL is a Strong Buy

Should I buy or sell GOOGL stock?

Based on 26 analysts offering ratings for Alphabet Inc.
Strong Buy
Strong Buy
19 analysts 73.08%
Buy
6 analysts 23.08%
Hold
1 analysts 3.85%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

Latest GOOGL Analyst Forecasts

Youssef Squali, a top 26% analyst from Truist Securities maintains GOOGL with a strong buy rating and lowers their GOOGL price target from $145.00 to $136.00, on Sep 28, 2022.

Squali lowered his price target on Alphabet Inc. by 6.2%.

Although lowering his price target, Squali told investors he is keeping his Strong Buy ratings on the big names in his Internet and Digital Media portfolio.

The analyst said he made the PT move to account for worsening FX rates and a potentially decelerating macro backdrop.

His model foresees a mild recession in 2023, the analyst detailed, adding that "growth will be pressured."

However, the companies' "strong cost containment" should help protect margins, Squali noted.

Alphabet shares have lost 30.84% YTD, against the S&P 500's 22% decline.

Barton Crockett, a bottom 9% analyst from Rosenblatt maintains GOOGL with a strong buy rating and raises their GOOGL price target from $154.00 to $156.00, on Sep 7, 2022.

Ivan Feinseth, a bottom 8% analyst from Tigress Financial maintains GOOGL with a strong buy rating and raises their GOOGL price target from $183.00 to $186.00, on Aug 3, 2022.

Lloyd Walmsley, a top 1% analyst from UBS maintains GOOGL with a strong buy rating and lowers their GOOGL price target from $133.00 to $132.00, on Jul 27, 2022.

Brent Thill, a top 7% analyst from Jefferies maintains GOOGL with a strong buy rating and lowers their GOOGL price target from $155.00 to $130.00, on Jul 27, 2022.

You can dive deeper into what analysts are forecasting on the Google stock forecast page.

GOOGL Momentum

SMA10
99.83
SMA20
103.71
SMA50
110.53
SMA100
111.51
SMA200
123.05
MACD
-3.82
MACD Signal
-3.5
MACD Histogram
-0.32
RSI
32.74
Stochastic %K
11.71
Stochastic %D
9.34
StochRSI %K
22.86
StochRSI %D
13.15

GOOGL Revenue

Last year, GOOGL earnings were $72.02B. During the last 5 year, GOOGL's earnings have increased by 31.18% per year. This was faster than the Internet Content & Information industry average of 25.02%.

Last year, GOOGL revenue was $278.14B. Over the last five year, GOOGL's revenue has increased by 22.88% per year. This was slower than the Internet Content & Information industry average of 26.93%.

Dig into GOOGL's earnings and revenue performance here.

Are GOOGL executives and large shareholders buying or selling the stock?

Over the past 12 months, executives and large shareholders at GOOGL have sold more shares than they have bought.

Ann Mather, Director of GOOGL, was the latest GOOGL insider to sell. They sold $29,580.00 worth of GOOGL shares on Sep 26, 2022.

Research more about who owns GOOGL stock here.

Does GOOGL stock generate passive income?

No, Google doesn't provide an income stream by paying out dividends.

What do other investors have to say about GOOGL?

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Step 5: Make your GOOGL trade

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  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a security at the best price on the market.
    Market orders are mostly fine for most investors.
  • Limit order: A limit order enables you to buy or sell a security at a specific price (or better).
    If you want to be certain you're buying or selling at a given dollar amount limit, place a limit order.

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Step 6: Get notifications regarding your investment in GOOGL

Now that you own some shares in GOOGL, you'll want to keep up with your stock purchase.

Add GOOGL to a watchlist to keep tabs on your GOOGL stock.

GOOGL Feed

How to Buy Stock in Google

To reiterate, here are the 6 steps to buy stock in Google:

  1. Figure out where to buy Google stock
  2. Open a brokerage account
  3. Deposit funds into your brokerage account
  4. Analyze Google stock
  5. Make your GOOGL trade
  6. Get notifications regarding your investment in GOOGL

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NASDAQ: GOOGL
$97.42-2.63 (-2.63%)
Updated Sep 29, 2022
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NASDAQ: GOOGL
$97.42-2.63 (-2.63%)
Updated Sep 29, 2022
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one Google share?

As of Sep 29, 2022, it costs $97.42 to buy one share of Google stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Google stock?

According to 26 Wall Street analysts who monitor Google, their consensus recommendation is to buy Google stock.

What is the best way to buy Google stock?

The best way to buy Google stock is within a brokerage account on eToro.
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