Alphabet/Google Stock

GOOG Stock Journey Gets More Exciting in 2018
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) has been a phenomenal growth stock. With its suite of high-growth businesses like digital advertising and cloud computing, together with its new businesses like smart home devices and consumer electronics, Alphabet’s growth is expected to continue in 2018 as well. Our GOOG stock forecast for 2018 remains upbeat.

The fourth-quarter and final-year results of the company were quite impressive. Revenues for 2017 were more than $110.0 billion, which was an increase of 23% over the previous year. Moreover, the company continues to make substantial investments in exciting new businesses for the long term.

“Google Cloud” and “YouTube” continue to gain market share as the company’s focus on users and advertisers bears fruits. The search giant has been enjoying strong secular growth that is bound to push Alphabet stock higher in 2018. With the rise of mobile search as well as Google’s foray into hardware, the momentum is definitely on Google’s side.

Moreover, Alphabet continues to make progress across its “Other Bets” division. The holiday performance of “Nest” was quite strong and its reach expanded to 12 new countries.

However, the “Waymo” project attracted the most headlines during the year. In November 2017, Waymo became the only company to have a fleet of autonomous cars on public roads. With the rise of driverless cars in the coming years, Alphabet appears to be in a strong position to dominate the market and improve sentiment for Alphabet stock in 2018.

Alphabet still remains an unconventional company, as declared by its founders, and also a strong bet for the future growth in the technology space. Its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning efforts are considered to be way ahead of its competitors. With many exciting and growing businesses in its fold, GOOG stock in 2018 is likely to scale new heights.

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Here’s Why I’m Bullish on GOOGL Stock Shares of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG, GOOGL) have delivered massive gains for investors since the company’s initial public offering (IPO). Yet despite the big run, GOOGL stock still offers the potential to deliver outsized profits for shareholders. Since 2004, shares of the…

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Does Amazon.com Pose a Threat to Google Inc.? Maybe. It’s no secret that Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) absolutely dominates the online retailing space, but few would ever consider the e-commerce giant a threat to Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG, GOOGL). You heard that right. The world’s biggest retailer might soon find…

The Growing Trend That Should Terrify Google Inc. Investors In a move that raises questions about the future of the Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG, GOOGL) stock price, CEO Larry Page sold off nearly a third of his shares in the company. Traders have been quite nervous about the Google stock…

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Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ/GOOGL, GOOG) share price jumped up more than 14.7% on Friday July 17th. Why? The search engine giant just reported its second quarter earnings. Google reported its second-quarter financial results after the closing bell on Thursday July 16th. Revenue grew 11% year-over-year to $17.7 billion. Excluding…

The NASDAQ opened higher on Friday July 17th after strong earnings results from Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG, GOOGL) and positive economic data. This could eventually give clues on the timing of an interest rate increase. The U.S. dollar is heading for its biggest gain since May after economic data…

How do you attract investors in an environment where it’s generally acknowledged that stocks are sorely overvalued? The one thing investors look for when it comes to added value is stocks that provide dividends. One of the most popular, Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE/XOM), pays out an annual dividend…

Last week, at the annual Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG) I/O developer’s conference, the company announced its continued endeavor in the virtual reality (VR) business: a virtual reality system using 16 GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ/GPRO) cameras. Google also announced its launch of an iOS app that makes Google’s “Cardboard” available to…

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE/TWTR) stocks are heading higher this week on rumors that it may be bought by Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOGL)—a marriage between two tech giants. Let’s break down the possibility of Google buying Twitter and whether or not this could be a good deal. Google Buying Twitter: The…

The top player in the Internet space is Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG), based on my stock analysis. The company is innovative and has grand plans to rule the Internet space. Google believes it can and so does the market, as the stock traded at a record $844.00 last Wednesday.…

In my view, Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG) is tops in the Internet space, and a better play than Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB) and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ/YHOO), based on my stock analysis. (Read “Facebook’s Hot, But Valuation’s Questionable.”) At just over $700.00 a share, you may think the stock is expensive.…

Even though Apple led other technology stocks in the fast adoption rate by its operating system, Google has surpassed Apple in terms of total market share. Google’s “Android” operating system has the clear lead. According to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), during the third quarter of 2012,…

There was so much hype from Wall Street and investors when Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB) made its debut in the public sector on May 18, 2012, and saw its stock price reach a high of $45.00. Well, that has been the high point so far for this company that,…

The recent quarterly financial report from Google Inc. (NASDAQ/GOOG) certainly disappointed investors, as the stock’s share price plunged following the release. The question then is: are Google’s corporate earnings in jeopardy of declining due to a loss of market share to other technology stocks, or was this just…

Technology stocks are in a constant battle for the wallets of consumers in the retail sector. The ecosystem built by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ/AAPL) through its “iOS” (operating system) has been a huge favorite with consumers in the retail sector. This uniform operating system is important for technology stocks,…