Alphabet Inc. / Google

GOOG-Q

NASDAQ:GOOG

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COMMENT
COMMENT
December 13, 2019
She does not own Facebook and is not inclined to. She favours Alphabet instead. She expects regulatory scrutiny to remain for Facebook for some time to come.
She does not own Facebook and is not inclined to. She favours Alphabet instead. She expects regulatory scrutiny to remain for Facebook for some time to come.
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$1349.880
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 11, 2019
Microsoft had a good earnings quarterly report. What he doesn't like is that it trades 25 times earnings, when earnings are expected to grow at 10%. He thinks there are better growth orientated stocks out there like Amazon, Google or Apple trading at better valuations.
Microsoft had a good earnings quarterly report. What he doesn't like is that it trades 25 times earnings, when earnings are expected to grow at 10%. He thinks there are better growth orientated stocks out there like Amazon, Google or Apple trading at better valuations.
Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$1345.020
Owned
_N/A
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 4, 2019
The stock has risen to a critical technical level, a few bucks away from a major peak. A great company, but the ROE and growth rate are merely okay. GOOG tends to reach a limit then suffer a setback. It needs to break through. It's interesting that the founders just stepped down, but doesn't know what the subtext is.
The stock has risen to a critical technical level, a few bucks away from a major peak. A great company, but the ROE and growth rate are merely okay. GOOG tends to reach a limit then suffer a setback. It needs to break through. It's interesting that the founders just stepped down, but doesn't know what the subtext is.
Ross Healy
Chairman, Strategic Analysis Corp
Price
$1323.900
Owned
No
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 29, 2019
Twitter makes money through advertising. He would prefer Google or Facebook. The risk is that Twitter could be hurt if Donald Trump is not re-elected.
Twitter makes money through advertising. He would prefer Google or Facebook. The risk is that Twitter could be hurt if Donald Trump is not re-elected.
Robert Lauzon
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Middlefield Capital Corporation
Price
$1304.960
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 28, 2019
(A Top Pick Nov 18/18, Up 24%) Superhighways of the information age. Thinks the stock will continue to motor on forward. Antitrust for this and a lot of these companies is the key issue in the short term but thinks its priced in. People are still posting their kids on Facebook. The privacy issue seems to be an issue with the regulators but not with the users.
(A Top Pick Nov 18/18, Up 24%) Superhighways of the information age. Thinks the stock will continue to motor on forward. Antitrust for this and a lot of these companies is the key issue in the short term but thinks its priced in. People are still posting their kids on Facebook. The privacy issue seems to be an issue with the regulators but not with the users.
Bruce Murray
CEO & Chief Investment Officer, The Murray Wealth Group
Price
$1312.990
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
November 21, 2019
One of the FANG stocks in his portfolio. Likes it. Digital advertising is a secular growth story. Broken out to new highs. Volatility, but onwards and upwards.
One of the FANG stocks in his portfolio. Likes it. Digital advertising is a secular growth story. Broken out to new highs. Volatility, but onwards and upwards.
Stan Wong
Director & Portfolio Manager, Private Wealth Management, ScotiaMcleod
Price
$1301.350
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 13, 2019
One of the best positioned companies in digital advertising. They also have cloud and gaming. They already have totally autonomous taxis used by company employees in Phoenix. They started the process back in 2009. Sometime this segment will be spun off and will give tremendous value to the company. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1443.27)
One of the best positioned companies in digital advertising. They also have cloud and gaming. They already have totally autonomous taxis used by company employees in Phoenix. They started the process back in 2009. Sometime this segment will be spun off and will give tremendous value to the company. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1443.27)
Kim Bolton
President and Portfolio Manager, Black Swan Dexteritas
Price
$1296.830
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
November 5, 2019
Trades at 19x earnings. They recently enjoyed 22% topline organic revenue growth and stable margins, but they missed the bottom line because they invested a lot of money. They still have a lot of room to grow in online advertising. They have spent $69 billion in the last 5 years in capex and $74 billion in R&D to build a strong moat. The risk is that all these businesses face regulatory risk in the US, but realistically cam the government shut down these massive businesses? (Analysts’ price target is $1456.50)
Trades at 19x earnings. They recently enjoyed 22% topline organic revenue growth and stable margins, but they missed the bottom line because they invested a lot of money. They still have a lot of room to grow in online advertising. They have spent $69 billion in the last 5 years in capex and $74 billion in R&D to build a strong moat. The risk is that all these businesses face regulatory risk in the US, but realistically cam the government shut down these massive businesses? (Analysts’ price target is $1456.50)
Paul Harris, CFA
Partner and Portfolio Manager, Harris Douglas Asset Management
Price
$1292.030
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
November 1, 2019
There are regulatory headwinds. Their earnings missed. Their top line growth was excellent even though it wasn't to market expectation. He believes they will go even higher. There is big opportunity in the long term.
There are regulatory headwinds. Their earnings missed. Their top line growth was excellent even though it wasn't to market expectation. He believes they will go even higher. There is big opportunity in the long term.
Greg Newman
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$1273.740
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
October 30, 2019
Antitrust? It hit all time highs a few days ago before earnings were released. They built in some provisions to protect against adverse regulatory outcomes and that was a drag on earnings, so the share price fell after the announcement. The antitrust issues have heated up again, but if they get fined they have over $100 per share in cash to pay fines. At the end of the day, he thinks they will argue that they give away their services for free so how are consumers being financially harmed? A good entry price right here.
Antitrust? It hit all time highs a few days ago before earnings were released. They built in some provisions to protect against adverse regulatory outcomes and that was a drag on earnings, so the share price fell after the announcement. The antitrust issues have heated up again, but if they get fined they have over $100 per share in cash to pay fines. At the end of the day, he thinks they will argue that they give away their services for free so how are consumers being financially harmed? A good entry price right here.
Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$1257.280
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
October 25, 2019

Anti-trust is the biggest risk for Google. After 2 years of controversy, they are close to being approved for the Toronto waterfront initiative. The spectre of anti-trust began with Facebook. How much are these players controlling data? The government has broken up telcos, oil, etc so there might be movement in the future.

Anti-trust is the biggest risk for Google. After 2 years of controversy, they are close to being approved for the Toronto waterfront initiative. The spectre of anti-trust began with Facebook. How much are these players controlling data? The government has broken up telcos, oil, etc so there might be movement in the future.

Darren Sissons
Vice President and Partner, Campbell Lee & Ross
Price
$1265.130
Owned
Unknown
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 9, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 10/18, Up 10%) Pays no dividend, so it's all price appreciation. The whole sector has struggled. It's the leading search engine, with 40% of all online advertising going to Google. They have a strong balance sheet. They have $167/share in cash, which means they're trading at 18x forward earnings. They're growing their topline by 20%. Waymo will launch, Youtube is strong, and their cloud division is growing. You can buy it now.
(A Top Pick Oct 10/18, Up 10%) Pays no dividend, so it's all price appreciation. The whole sector has struggled. It's the leading search engine, with 40% of all online advertising going to Google. They have a strong balance sheet. They have $167/share in cash, which means they're trading at 18x forward earnings. They're growing their topline by 20%. Waymo will launch, Youtube is strong, and their cloud division is growing. You can buy it now.
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$1202.310
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
October 4, 2019
A quick gain in 6 months? He is not a speculative trader -- he buys to own it 5-10 years. He thinks it is a great company and keeps selling more and more advertisements. It also has a host of lottery tickets that may pay off -- autonomous driving as an example. He calls it a must own.
A quick gain in 6 months? He is not a speculative trader -- he buys to own it 5-10 years. He thinks it is a great company and keeps selling more and more advertisements. It also has a host of lottery tickets that may pay off -- autonomous driving as an example. He calls it a must own.
David Baskin
President, Baskin Wealth Management
Price
$1209.000
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
September 27, 2019
His favorite company in the world. They continue to grow revenues at 20% per year under 9 different products. Two products have over two billion users each (Android and YouTube). Maps remains one of the most under-monetized assets, giving lots of upside growth yet to come. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1402.31)
His favorite company in the world. They continue to grow revenues at 20% per year under 9 different products. Two products have over two billion users each (Android and YouTube). Maps remains one of the most under-monetized assets, giving lots of upside growth yet to come. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1402.31)
Shane Obata
Portfolio Manager, Middlefield Capital
Price
$1225.090
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
September 23, 2019

Sell Google, and buy IBM? Yes, Google has been languishing, but IBM has languished more. Also, Google has a better moat than IBM. Google is well-entrenched in the internet more than IBM. Instead, consider Amazon or especially Microsoft, or just hold onto Google.

Sell Google, and buy IBM? Yes, Google has been languishing, but IBM has languished more. Also, Google has a better moat than IBM. Google is well-entrenched in the internet more than IBM. Instead, consider Amazon or especially Microsoft, or just hold onto Google.

Jason Del Vicario
Portfolio Manager, HollisWealth
Price
$1234.030
Owned
No
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
September 9, 2019

(A Top Pick Aug 27/18, Down 3%) Got hammered. They and Facebook own online advertising, and they have control over mass data. They'll survive. Great cash generation, reasonable valuation, continued 20%+ growth.

(A Top Pick Aug 27/18, Down 3%) Got hammered. They and Facebook own online advertising, and they have control over mass data. They'll survive. Great cash generation, reasonable valuation, continued 20%+ growth.

John Zechner
Chairman, J. Zechner & Assoc
Price
$1204.410
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
September 4, 2019
He is a big fan and likes their business model -- especially how it generates such great cash flow. There is a ton of runway ahead of them and he believes they will continue to grow. The one thing you have to be careful with is the issues around privacy. The fire is that they are so broad and may run the risk of having to be broken up. Until that day comes, he sees great things. The multiple is reasonable, but understand that if the market falls, it will fall too. (Analysts’ price target is $1376.00)
He is a big fan and likes their business model -- especially how it generates such great cash flow. There is a ton of runway ahead of them and he believes they will continue to grow. The one thing you have to be careful with is the issues around privacy. The fire is that they are so broad and may run the risk of having to be broken up. Until that day comes, he sees great things. The multiple is reasonable, but understand that if the market falls, it will fall too. (Analysts’ price target is $1376.00)
Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$1181.410
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 29, 2019
(A Top Pick Sep 05/18, Down 0.4%) They were the leaders in 17/18. They are not as on fire now. They have to get the momentum back and then they will grow. The techs can still grow.
(A Top Pick Sep 05/18, Down 0.4%) They were the leaders in 17/18. They are not as on fire now. They have to get the momentum back and then they will grow. The techs can still grow.
Rick Stuchberry
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth
Price
$1192.850
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 28, 2019

He buys and sells Tesla. A good trading stock. He treats it as an opportunistic holding. He has no idea right now where it may be going right now. When it comes to autonomous cars, he would prefer buying into Google.

He buys and sells Tesla. A good trading stock. He treats it as an opportunistic holding. He has no idea right now where it may be going right now. When it comes to autonomous cars, he would prefer buying into Google.

Kim Bolton
President and Portfolio Manager, Black Swan Dexteritas
Price
$1171.020
Owned
_N/A
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 27, 2019

Facebook vs Alphabet? He definitely prefers Alphabet as it is the dominate player in the online advertising space. It trades at only 20 times earnings and growing at 20% per year. A company of this stature with no debt and lots of cash. They will be buying back stock.

Facebook vs Alphabet? He definitely prefers Alphabet as it is the dominate player in the online advertising space. It trades at only 20 times earnings and growing at 20% per year. A company of this stature with no debt and lots of cash. They will be buying back stock.

Don Lato
President, Padlock Investment Management
Price
$1167.840
Owned
_N/A
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 22, 2019
(A Top Pick Aug 21/18, Down 3%) It is part of his fund and has been flat for some time. On the back of government action that we are seeing from the tech world, Google looks fantastic. It is very interesting again. They are a leader in autonomous driving.
(A Top Pick Aug 21/18, Down 3%) It is part of his fund and has been flat for some time. On the back of government action that we are seeing from the tech world, Google looks fantastic. It is very interesting again. They are a leader in autonomous driving.
Gordon Reid
President, GoodReid Investment Counsel
Price
$1151.290
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
August 19, 2019
It is his largest holding. It is a stable growth stock. Nothing has changed since his last show except they have done better after their last results were results. They are growing 20% on the revenue side. They still have great margins and cash on the balance sheet is just going to keep growing. It is cheaper than most consumer products companies.
It is his largest holding. It is a stable growth stock. Nothing has changed since his last show except they have done better after their last results were results. They are growing 20% on the revenue side. They still have great margins and cash on the balance sheet is just going to keep growing. It is cheaper than most consumer products companies.
Jamie Murray
Head of research, Murray Wealth Group
Price
$1198.450
Owned
Yes
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 2, 2019
Too much regulatory risk here, because they hold such a huge share of internet share, which would attract anti-trust regulation. He'll wait for any anti-trust investigation to finish first. He'll wait.
Too much regulatory risk here, because they hold such a huge share of internet share, which would attract anti-trust regulation. He'll wait for any anti-trust investigation to finish first. He'll wait.
David Fingold
VP and Portfolio Manager, Dynamic Funds
Price
$1192.900
Owned
No
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
August 2, 2019
The best performing FAANG stock in the last quarter. Data accumulation is their bread and butter and this drives ad revenue. Among the 5 stocks, this has the most upside potential. When the market falls, FAANG stocks fall more.
The best performing FAANG stock in the last quarter. Data accumulation is their bread and butter and this drives ad revenue. Among the 5 stocks, this has the most upside potential. When the market falls, FAANG stocks fall more.
David Driscoll
President & CEO, Liberty International Investment Management Inc
Price
$1192.900
Owned
No
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 22, 2019
His target is $1,350, so it has a long runway. They are best pstioned for digital advertising, but also have the cloud and hardware like the Watch. They are innovative, like developing a miniature radar on your phone. They also have Waymo, leading self-driving cars. (Analysts’ price target is $1321.24)
His target is $1,350, so it has a long runway. They are best pstioned for digital advertising, but also have the cloud and hardware like the Watch. They are innovative, like developing a miniature radar on your phone. They also have Waymo, leading self-driving cars. (Analysts’ price target is $1321.24)
Kim Bolton
President and Portfolio Manager, Black Swan Dexteritas
Price
$1138.070
Owned
Yes
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
July 15, 2019
(A Top Pick Jun 28/18, Up 3%) There's been a lot of noise about regulating this space and company. GOOG owns such a broad sweep of quality assets, including things like self-driving cars that they haven't monetized yet. They can further monetize all their Youtube users, too. Also, they still attract massive online advertising and generate huge cash flow.
(A Top Pick Jun 28/18, Up 3%) There's been a lot of noise about regulating this space and company. GOOG owns such a broad sweep of quality assets, including things like self-driving cars that they haven't monetized yet. They can further monetize all their Youtube users, too. Also, they still attract massive online advertising and generate huge cash flow.
John Zechner
Chairman, J. Zechner & Assoc
Price
$1150.340
Owned
Yes
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
July 10, 2019
You will probably see them shifting more into digital advertising. They have some spending on other opportunities, which he would like to see more disclosure on. The issue today is anti-trust gaining traction in the US. Technically, the stock is consolidating and he believes in management. He would buy this on a dip for the next 12 months.
You will probably see them shifting more into digital advertising. They have some spending on other opportunities, which he would like to see more disclosure on. The issue today is anti-trust gaining traction in the US. Technically, the stock is consolidating and he believes in management. He would buy this on a dip for the next 12 months.
Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$1140.480
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
July 8, 2019
The market is over-thinking Google. Anti-trust worries have been priced in already. Revenues will grow nearly 20% annually in coming years and they have a ton of cash in the bank. Internet advertising remains unstoppable. Even if the US courts break up the company, there will be more value in the pasts of Google, like self-driving cars. (Analysts’ price target is $1321.89)
The market is over-thinking Google. Anti-trust worries have been priced in already. Revenues will grow nearly 20% annually in coming years and they have a ton of cash in the bank. Internet advertising remains unstoppable. Even if the US courts break up the company, there will be more value in the pasts of Google, like self-driving cars. (Analysts’ price target is $1321.89)
Jamie Murray
Head of research, Murray Wealth Group
Price
$1116.350
Owned
Yes
BUY
BUY
June 26, 2019
Bought at $1155, now what? He holds this himself. It is in the sights of the government for security issues. Being big can sometimes put a target on you. Is it bad that a big company creates the best search engine? The long term outlook is very bright with many upcoming initiatives that will contribute to the bottom line. Autonomous driving and other new technology will become mainstream in the next 5-10 years. He would continue to hold it and add to current positions.
Bought at $1155, now what? He holds this himself. It is in the sights of the government for security issues. Being big can sometimes put a target on you. Is it bad that a big company creates the best search engine? The long term outlook is very bright with many upcoming initiatives that will contribute to the bottom line. Autonomous driving and other new technology will become mainstream in the next 5-10 years. He would continue to hold it and add to current positions.
Gordon Reid
President, GoodReid Investment Counsel
Price
$1079.800
Owned
Yes
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
June 25, 2019
One of the largest companies in the world, but there is a political head wind they are facing. Longer term, he believes the ad revenues will grow and this is a world leader in the space. He would look for a pull back to enter into a new holding.
One of the largest companies in the world, but there is a political head wind they are facing. Longer term, he believes the ad revenues will grow and this is a world leader in the space. He would look for a pull back to enter into a new holding.
Chris Stuchberry
Portfolio Manager, Wellington-Altus Private Wealth
Price
$1086.350
Owned
Unknown
HOLD
HOLD
June 21, 2019
A tremendous holding since their IPO. Now, there's a lot of scrutiny in the tech space as the US government investigates the tech giants to clean up YouTube searches. This is a slight caution, but at the end of the day advertisers won't abandon YouTube. Hold.
A tremendous holding since their IPO. Now, there's a lot of scrutiny in the tech space as the US government investigates the tech giants to clean up YouTube searches. This is a slight caution, but at the end of the day advertisers won't abandon YouTube. Hold.
John Kim
Portfolio Manager, Aston Hill Financial
Price
$1121.880
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 14, 2019

Buy on pullbacks. His model price is $861. Everyone is talking about anti-trusts, but anti-trusts take decades to process (IBM, Microsoft, AT&T). He'd like to see this at $1,000 to buy, but the current price is off its $1,300 highs. (Analysts’ price target is $1325.44)

Buy on pullbacks. His model price is $861. Everyone is talking about anti-trusts, but anti-trusts take decades to process (IBM, Microsoft, AT&T). He'd like to see this at $1,000 to buy, but the current price is off its $1,300 highs. (Analysts’ price target is $1325.44)

Brian Acker, CA
Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Inves, Acker Finley Inc.
Price
$1085.350
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
June 12, 2019
Anti-trust concerns? This is in his Top 5 companies. It has ad revenues, YouTube, and autonomous driving opportunities. If the company was broken up into the three units, it would not be that big of a disruption. They made $175 billion from ad revenues last year. He thinks the anti-trust issues will lead to greater regulation, but not force them to break it up.
Anti-trust concerns? This is in his Top 5 companies. It has ad revenues, YouTube, and autonomous driving opportunities. If the company was broken up into the three units, it would not be that big of a disruption. They made $175 billion from ad revenues last year. He thinks the anti-trust issues will lead to greater regulation, but not force them to break it up.
Kim Bolton
President and Portfolio Manager, Black Swan Dexteritas
Price
$1077.030
Owned
Yes
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 11, 2019
The pending announcement of a potential investigation creates an interesting entry point. There is still a lot of growth opportunity. It make take years on the regulatory front. With over $100 billion in cash, the equivalent of $150 per share, they will be able to weather any storm. Yield 0%. (Analysts’ price target is $1325.44)
The pending announcement of a potential investigation creates an interesting entry point. There is still a lot of growth opportunity. It make take years on the regulatory front. With over $100 billion in cash, the equivalent of $150 per share, they will be able to weather any storm. Yield 0%. (Analysts’ price target is $1325.44)
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$1078.720
Owned
Yes
PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
June 11, 2019
Driverless cars will face an accident then a lawsuit. A risk. The biggest issue is anti-trust, with the US government threatening to break-up the tech giants, because they are monopolizing competition. It could happen; there are precedents. Doesn't hurt to take a bit of of money off the table now, but hold the rest.
Driverless cars will face an accident then a lawsuit. A risk. The biggest issue is anti-trust, with the US government threatening to break-up the tech giants, because they are monopolizing competition. It could happen; there are precedents. Doesn't hurt to take a bit of of money off the table now, but hold the rest.
Darren Sissons
Vice President and Partner, Campbell Lee & Ross
Price
$1078.720
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
June 7, 2019
He really likes it and bought more today. It's become a consumer staple for everyone--we all use it to search and for maps. Millions use Youtube. Self-driving cars looks interesting. If the US courts break up the courts, he can make money in the break-up value, but he doubts a break-up will happen. We have to see where these government probes about anti-trust will go. An investigation won't necessarily lead to a break-up. Rather, tech companies like Google may be forced to change a way it operates in a specific, narrow way. The threats have been overblown.
He really likes it and bought more today. It's become a consumer staple for everyone--we all use it to search and for maps. Millions use Youtube. Self-driving cars looks interesting. If the US courts break up the courts, he can make money in the break-up value, but he doubts a break-up will happen. We have to see where these government probes about anti-trust will go. An investigation won't necessarily lead to a break-up. Rather, tech companies like Google may be forced to change a way it operates in a specific, narrow way. The threats have been overblown.
Robert Lauzon
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Middlefield Capital Corporation
Price
$1066.040
Owned
Yes
HOLD
HOLD
June 6, 2019
You need to be in it for the long term. He would be holding it right now. You see all the advertisements on Google. Their cloud platform is not as strong as the other two, however. They have exposure to self driving cars and some healthcare exposure.
You need to be in it for the long term. He would be holding it right now. You see all the advertisements on Google. Their cloud platform is not as strong as the other two, however. They have exposure to self driving cars and some healthcare exposure.
Ian Fung
Vice-president and portfolio manager, Davis Rea
Price
$1044.340
Owned
Unknown
COMMENT
COMMENT
June 5, 2019
Pending investigation? The likely regulation of privacy concerns is impacting this space, led by Facebook. This has been coming for a while and it may likely continue to dog these stocks, especially if this becomes politicized. If President Trump decides to make an issue of this, it could become real trouble. He would back away if this is the direction things go. Be very careful. He loves the company and they are doing things correctly. It is just not clear to him if this is the time to reenter.
Pending investigation? The likely regulation of privacy concerns is impacting this space, led by Facebook. This has been coming for a while and it may likely continue to dog these stocks, especially if this becomes politicized. If President Trump decides to make an issue of this, it could become real trouble. He would back away if this is the direction things go. Be very careful. He loves the company and they are doing things correctly. It is just not clear to him if this is the time to reenter.
Cameron Hurst
Chief Investment Officer, Equium Capital Management
Price
$1042.220
Owned
Unknown
PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
June 4, 2019
If you own it, definitely take money off. The US has a way of breaking up anything that has more power than the government. After the .com bubble burst, that was the time to find the Googles of the world.
If you own it, definitely take money off. The US has a way of breaking up anything that has more power than the government. After the .com bubble burst, that was the time to find the Googles of the world.
Jaime Carrasco
Portfolio Manager, Canaccord Genuity
Price
$1053.050
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 30, 2019
He likes the massive research spending. They are very secretive on what they spend money on, but we have heard of other bets. They are in very diverse areas. It is not expensive. He is looking at $54 in growth this year. They are growing near 20% per year. (Analysts’ price target is $1333.74)
He likes the massive research spending. They are very secretive on what they spend money on, but we have heard of other bets. They are in very diverse areas. It is not expensive. He is looking at $54 in growth this year. They are growing near 20% per year. (Analysts’ price target is $1333.74)
Gordon Reid
President, GoodReid Investment Counsel
Price
$1117.950
Owned
Yes
WAIT
WAIT
May 27, 2019
It is a fine company. It is on his watch list. He does not own it because of his concern with regulatory issues. They have so much share of search that it attracts the attention of regulators. He anticipates the separation of YouTube from Google Search and that would not be good. Wait for some clarity from regulators.
It is a fine company. It is on his watch list. He does not own it because of his concern with regulatory issues. They have so much share of search that it attracts the attention of regulators. He anticipates the separation of YouTube from Google Search and that would not be good. Wait for some clarity from regulators.
David Fingold
VP and Portfolio Manager, Dynamic Funds
Price
$1134.150
Owned
No
BUY
BUY
May 27, 2019
GOOG vs. BABA He'd go with Google. For Alibaba, gross margins have dropped in half. Challenge is that they want to continue to grow, so they have to subsidize the products they sell. For Google, 85% of revenue is still coming from search, but they're expanding what search means to people. Google is leaps and bounds ahead of Siri.
GOOG vs. BABA He'd go with Google. For Alibaba, gross margins have dropped in half. Challenge is that they want to continue to grow, so they have to subsidize the products they sell. For Google, 85% of revenue is still coming from search, but they're expanding what search means to people. Google is leaps and bounds ahead of Siri.
Brett Girard, CPA, CA, CFA
CFO and Portfolio Manager, Liberty International Investment Management
Price
$1134.150
Owned
Unknown
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 23, 2019
It is a great growth stock that can outperform the index over the next 5 years. They are taking a lot of their cash flow and investing on new things. He thinks they could pay a dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $1335.46)
It is a great growth stock that can outperform the index over the next 5 years. They are taking a lot of their cash flow and investing on new things. He thinks they could pay a dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $1335.46)
Robert Lauzon
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Middlefield Capital Corporation
Price
$1140.770
Owned
Yes
COMMENT
COMMENT
May 14, 2019
Will it ever stock split? She can't comment on that, but splitting would make this stock more affordable for retailer investors.
Will it ever stock split? She can't comment on that, but splitting would make this stock more affordable for retailer investors.
Christine Poole
CEO & Managing Director, GlobeInvest Capital Management
Price
$1120.440
Owned
Unknown
BUY
BUY
May 14, 2019
70% of their business is search, but maps are another good revenue source. He thinks that Google should break out and isn't appreciated as a comglomerate, as the sum of its parts. YouTube isn't discussed enough yet has exciting potential. Google needs to tell its story better, beyond the search and phone.
70% of their business is search, but maps are another good revenue source. He thinks that Google should break out and isn't appreciated as a comglomerate, as the sum of its parts. YouTube isn't discussed enough yet has exciting potential. Google needs to tell its story better, beyond the search and phone.
Mike S. Newton, CIM FCSI
Director & Portfolio Manager, Scotia Wealth Management
Price
$1120.440
Owned
Unknown
WATCH
WATCH
May 9, 2019
We saw a breaking of the trend line. The risk is a lot of what is happening in Europe. It is a great, well run company, but now it has reached far too high. This is not a good time to get into it. Wait for the $1000 level.
We saw a breaking of the trend line. The risk is a lot of what is happening in Europe. It is a great, well run company, but now it has reached far too high. This is not a good time to get into it. Wait for the $1000 level.