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Is Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Stock Ready To Get A Higher Bid?

In the last trading session, 21.16 million Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shares changed hands as the company’s beta touched 1.06. With the company’s per share price at $147.53 changed hands at -$1.47 or -0.99% during last session, the market valuation stood at $1834.24B. GOOGL’s last price was a discount, traded about -4.24% off its 52-week high of $153.78. The share price had its 52-week low at $88.57, which suggests the last value was 39.96% up since then. When we look at Alphabet Inc’s average trading volume, we note the 10-day average is 37.49 million shares, with the 3-month average coming to 0.73.

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) trade information

Instantly GOOGL was in red as seen at the end of in last trading. With action 2.68%, the performance over the past five days has been green. The drop to weekly highs of 149.44 subtracted -0.99% to the stock’s daily price. The company’s shares are showing year-to-date upside of 5.61%, with the 5-day performance at 2.68% in the green. However, in the 30-day time frame, Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is 3.84% up. Looking at the short shares, we see there were 49.01 million shares sold at short interest cover period of 1.77 days.

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Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) estimates and forecasts

Data shows that the Alphabet Inc share is performing relatively much not better than most of its peers within the same industry. As can be gleaned from the statistics, the company’s share value shot 13.87% over the past 6 months, a 16.55% in annual growth rate that is considerably lower than the industry average of 25.10%. Moreover, analysts have looked to higher expectations by upgrading its fiscal year 2024 revenue estimates. The rating firms predict current quarter revenue for Alphabet Inc will rise 28.20%, while the growth in revenue is estimated to hit 16.70% for the next quarter. Year-over-year growth is forecast to reach 10.90% up from the last financial year.

Consensus estimates given by 31 financial analysts project the company’s revenue in the current quarter to hit an average of $78.63 billion. 30 analysts are of the opinion that Alphabet Inc’s revenue for the quarter ending Jun 2024 will be $82.91 billion. The company’s revenue for the corresponding quarters a year ago was $69.79 billion and $74.6 billion respectively. According to analysts, the company will likely register a growth in its current quarter sales, forecast at 12.70%. The estimates for the next quarter sales put growth at 11.10%.

Looking at the company’s year-on-year earnings, data shows that the past 5-year has an earnings growth rate of 21.56%. The 2024 estimates are for Alphabet Inc earnings to increase by 17.31%, but the outlook for the next 5-year period is at 19.25% per year.

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Alphabet Inc is expected to release its next quarterly earnings report between April 23 and April 29.

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Major holders

If we look at who the major shareholders are, we find that insiders hold 0.28% of Alphabet Inc shares while 80.42% of the shares are in the hands of institutional holders. The share float percentage for the stock currently stands at 80.65%. There are 80.42% institutions holding the Alphabet Inc stock share, with Vanguard Group Inc the top institutional holder. As of Sep 29, 2023, the company held 8.24% of the shares, roughly 487.44 million GOOGL shares worth $71.91 billion.

Blackrock Inc. holds the second largest percentage of outstanding shares, with 6.94% or 410.94 million shares worth $60.63 billion as of Sep 29, 2023.

Among Mutual Funds, the top two as of Sep 29, 2023 were Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. With 184.82 million shares estimated at $27.27 billion under it, the former controlled 3.12% of total outstanding shares. On the other hand, Vanguard 500 Index Fund held about 2.41% of the shares, roughly 142.57 million shares worth around $21.03 billion.

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