News articles about Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) have been trending very negative on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Alphabet earned a news sentiment score of -3.23 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the information services provider an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Alphabet’s score:

GOOGL has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on Alphabet from $1,600.00 to $1,850.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 20th. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded Alphabet to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 13th. Bank of America boosted their price objective on Alphabet from $1,610.00 to $1,730.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Loop Capital boosted their target price on Alphabet from $1,320.00 to $1,400.00 in a research report on Thursday, April 9th. Finally, BofA Securities boosted their target price on Alphabet from $1,610.00 to $1,730.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and forty have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $1,657.51.

Shares of GOOGL stock opened at $1,487.95 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,015.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 3.66 and a quick ratio of 3.64. The business has a fifty day moving average of $1,473.93 and a 200 day moving average of $1,375.65. Alphabet has a 1 year low of $1,008.87 and a 1 year high of $1,587.05.

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 30th. The information services provider reported $10.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $8.43 by $1.70. The company had revenue of $31.60 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.58 billion. Alphabet had a return on equity of 15.77% and a net margin of 18.99%. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Alphabet will post 42.07 earnings per share for the current year.

About Alphabet

Alphabet Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides online advertising services in the United States and internationally. The company offers performance and brand advertising services. It operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes principal Internet products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Commerce, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure and newer efforts, including Virtual Reality.

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