Alphabet Inc. / Google

GOOG-Q

NASDAQ:GOOG

1,082.46
38.38 (3.42%)
Alphabet Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate created in a corporate restructuring of Google on October 2, 2015. It is now the parent company of Google and several former Google subsidiaries.
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April 1, 2020

GOOG vs MSFT? The challenge with GOOG is that 40-50% ad spend comes from small businesses. He expects small business will be struggling for revenue for the next few months. He would not be a buyer of GOOG. He does not own MSFT, but would prefer them over GOOG. MSFT has a very successful cloud service and he sees Teams being a good add to their revenue right now.

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GOOG vs MSFT? The challenge with GOOG is that 40-50% ad spend comes from small businesses. He expects small business will be struggling for revenue for the next few months. He would not be a buyer of GOOG. He does not own MSFT, but would prefer them over GOOG. MSFT has a very successful cloud service and he sees Teams being a good add to their revenue right now.

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March 20, 2020

Holding cash, now what? It is difficult not knowing what the investor's needs are. You really should partner with a professional. Consider taking a wider portfolio approach. Longer term, he likes FB and GOOG. A sector that will benefit over the next decade.

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Holding cash, now what? It is difficult not knowing what the investor's needs are. You really should partner with a professional. Consider taking a wider portfolio approach. Longer term, he likes FB and GOOG. A sector that will benefit over the next decade.

Shane Obata

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$1084.400
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PAST TOP PICK
March 20, 2020
(A Top Pick Sep 27/19, Down 9%) Still a Top Pick for him. He likes these types of networks that keeps consumers in their "eco-system". It is another way to play AI as well.
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(A Top Pick Sep 27/19, Down 9%) Still a Top Pick for him. He likes these types of networks that keeps consumers in their "eco-system". It is another way to play AI as well.
BUY
BUY
March 20, 2020

TFSA? The volatility across markets is extremely high right now. Over the next 12 months, he is liking the risk-return prospects now. The market could still go lower from here. Don't max out your investments now, begin in pieces. FB, GOOG and AAPL are good places to begin.

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TFSA? The volatility across markets is extremely high right now. Over the next 12 months, he is liking the risk-return prospects now. The market could still go lower from here. Don't max out your investments now, begin in pieces. FB, GOOG and AAPL are good places to begin.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 20, 2020
With all the uncertainty in the market, he is a little concerned that advertising revenues may fall for the next while. That said, it is a major driver still in online advertising. Regulatory risk seems to have gone out the window near term. It is hard to punish them right now with all the utility they are bringing to consumers at the moment. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1570.18)
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With all the uncertainty in the market, he is a little concerned that advertising revenues may fall for the next while. That said, it is a major driver still in online advertising. Regulatory risk seems to have gone out the window near term. It is hard to punish them right now with all the utility they are bringing to consumers at the moment. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1570.18)
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PAST TOP PICK
March 11, 2020

(A Top Pick May 23/19, Up 9%) He still loves the company and uses their tools everyday. They will be hit as advertisement hits will likely slow -- think travel ads. You could buy on a dip here.

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(A Top Pick May 23/19, Up 9%) He still loves the company and uses their tools everyday. They will be hit as advertisement hits will likely slow -- think travel ads. You could buy on a dip here.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 11, 2020
Use market dislocations to buy the world's best companies. Good growth rate. Global goliath, not going away. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $1623.64)
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Use market dislocations to buy the world's best companies. Good growth rate. Global goliath, not going away. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $1623.64)
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COMMENT
March 5, 2020
Higher valuation name with a significant run. In a decline, you buy a portion. Weight for a high valuation stock is typically 1%. Trim back if it gets to 3-4%.
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Higher valuation name with a significant run. In a decline, you buy a portion. Weight for a high valuation stock is typically 1%. Trim back if it gets to 3-4%.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
February 20, 2020

There are always rumours about GOOG-Q acquiring TESLA. Don't buy GOOG-Q for this. Buy it for their expertise. There is a lot of money sloshing around in the market. There is nothing technically wrong with Google but he would not buy it because it is not seasonally strong.

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There are always rumours about GOOG-Q acquiring TESLA. Don't buy GOOG-Q for this. Buy it for their expertise. There is a lot of money sloshing around in the market. There is nothing technically wrong with Google but he would not buy it because it is not seasonally strong.

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February 13, 2020
(A Top Pick Feb 13/19, Up 34%) Get their money through online advertising, which is growing. Lots of cash on balance sheet. Valuation high right now, so wait for a pullback.
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(A Top Pick Feb 13/19, Up 34%) Get their money through online advertising, which is growing. Lots of cash on balance sheet. Valuation high right now, so wait for a pullback.
BUY
BUY
February 6, 2020
Recent numbers were soft. New CEO, greater transparency. You want to own it, as it will benefit from election advertising. Core businesses continue to do well. Hurdles when it comes to regulation. Incredibly well run, cash flow grows rapidly. Recent numbers were soft. New CEO, greater transparency. You want to own it, as it will benefit from election advertising. Core businesses continue to do well. Hurdles when it comes to regulation.
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Recent numbers were soft. New CEO, greater transparency. You want to own it, as it will benefit from election advertising. Core businesses continue to do well. Hurdles when it comes to regulation. Incredibly well run, cash flow grows rapidly. Recent numbers were soft. New CEO, greater transparency. You want to own it, as it will benefit from election advertising. Core businesses continue to do well. Hurdles when it comes to regulation.
BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
February 5, 2020
He holds this and really likes it. Although they missed their last earnings, he is still impressed with their 20% annual growth. He likes the management team and expects to see some external partners join with them. YouTube revenues are now 9 times the original value of the company. They continue to help consumers. His concern is the market overall. He would wait to buy if the market offers the opportunity.
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He holds this and really likes it. Although they missed their last earnings, he is still impressed with their 20% annual growth. He likes the management team and expects to see some external partners join with them. YouTube revenues are now 9 times the original value of the company. They continue to help consumers. His concern is the market overall. He would wait to buy if the market offers the opportunity.
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WAIT
January 27, 2020
He had trimmed his position a bit. They are almost the utility of the Internet. The long term trends are still very much in place. He likes it as a long term investment. Take a pause and see if we get a market correction and then pick some up.
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He had trimmed his position a bit. They are almost the utility of the Internet. The long term trends are still very much in place. He likes it as a long term investment. Take a pause and see if we get a market correction and then pick some up.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 27, 2020
The chart is going up with periods of volatility. It could return to the $1,400 trend line. Don't enter it now. Could be frothy. Wait for earnings.
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The chart is going up with periods of volatility. It could return to the $1,400 trend line. Don't enter it now. Could be frothy. Wait for earnings.
BUY
BUY
January 21, 2020
Google is still expanding their tech into our daily lives, globally. They have a great growth runway ahead.
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Google is still expanding their tech into our daily lives, globally. They have a great growth runway ahead.
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BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 14, 2020
It's had a good run in the past year and likes it. Now, she's waiting for a pullback before adding more. Earnings season is coming, so let's see the results.
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It's had a good run in the past year and likes it. Now, she's waiting for a pullback before adding more. Earnings season is coming, so let's see the results.
STRONG BUY
STRONG BUY
January 14, 2020
A super company, a benchmark. It's the dominant search engine. He hopes they will focus more on profits, share buybacks and introduce a dividend. They grow at double-digits relentless. He'll continue to buy even given its remarkable run. He doesn't know how the US government will break up these tech giants.
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A super company, a benchmark. It's the dominant search engine. He hopes they will focus more on profits, share buybacks and introduce a dividend. They grow at double-digits relentless. He'll continue to buy even given its remarkable run. He doesn't know how the US government will break up these tech giants.
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PAST TOP PICK
January 10, 2020

(A Top Pick Jan 18/19, Up 30%) Bought it when the market was too cautious. So many reasons to like this: ongoing revenues from Google search; value creation with Maps and Waymo; ad growth; free cash flow is returning. He see 70% EPS growth at 22x PE. This is better than even MSFT.

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(A Top Pick Jan 18/19, Up 30%) Bought it when the market was too cautious. So many reasons to like this: ongoing revenues from Google search; value creation with Maps and Waymo; ad growth; free cash flow is returning. He see 70% EPS growth at 22x PE. This is better than even MSFT.

BUY
BUY
January 9, 2020
It is a very strong business and how could someone disrupt it. Self driving cars will be driven by self-driving adverting data.
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It is a very strong business and how could someone disrupt it. Self driving cars will be driven by self-driving adverting data.
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 20, 2019
They have truly professional management that grows revenues at 18-20% annual. They are spending $20 billion on research. At 20 times earnings this is a very good long term holding as their projects begin to pay off. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1453.53)
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They have truly professional management that grows revenues at 18-20% annual. They are spending $20 billion on research. At 20 times earnings this is a very good long term holding as their projects begin to pay off. Yield 0% (Analysts’ price target is $1453.53)
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TOP PICK
December 16, 2019
Their earnings are growing at 17-18% and the stock price goes up the same amount, there is no bubble or inflation occurring there. (Analysts’ price target is $1453.53)
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Their earnings are growing at 17-18% and the stock price goes up the same amount, there is no bubble or inflation occurring there. (Analysts’ price target is $1453.53)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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(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.
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.
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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.
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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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.
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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.
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Alphabet Inc. / Google(GOOG-Q) Rating

Ranking : 5 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 34

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 5

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 7

Total Signals / Votes : 46

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On 2020-04-03, Alphabet Inc. / Google (GOOG-Q) stock closed at a price of $1082.46.