Alphabet Inc Class A (GOOGL:NSD) Analysts rate as a Strong Buy, $142

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by: STA Research
Alphabet Inc

Based on the Alphabet Stock forecast from 35 analysts, the average analyst googl stock price target is USD 142.64 over the next 12 months. Alphabet Inc Class A’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own Alphabet stock forecast is Slightly Bullish, which is based on 9 positive signals and 4 negative signals. At the last closing, Alphabet stock price was USD 105.02Alphabet stock price has changed by -8.79% over the past week, -2,254.48% over the past month and -20.38% over the last year.

Alphabet Inc. provides various products and platforms in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It operates through Google Services, Google Cloud, Bets segments, and other services for enterprise customers. The Other Bets segment sells health technology and internet services. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

What we like:

High market capitalization:

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns:

The googl stock price has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Low volatility:

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

Superior return on equity:

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization:

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets:

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow:

The googl stock price target had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow:

The googl stock price target had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Superior Earnings Growth:

The googl stock price target has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What we don’t like:

Overpriced compared to earnings:

The alphabet stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value:

The google stock price is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis:

The alphabet stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis:

The googl stock price is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

 

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