Alphabet Inc. / Google

GOOG-Q

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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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BUY
BUY
April 30, 2018

Last week's earnings: everything was good except for the width of their margins. He would definitely buy this for many reasons, such as their progress in AI. The privacy issue hitting a lot of tech stocks won't go anywhere soon, but keep
buying Apple.

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Last week's earnings: everything was good except for the width of their margins. He would definitely buy this for many reasons, such as their progress in AI. The privacy issue hitting a lot of tech stocks won't go anywhere soon, but keep
buying Apple.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
April 25, 2018

His model price is $661. He would see $850 as a screaming buy. It had good earnings yet the stock went down. There may be concern of data collecting and privacy. He has owned it for years and would buy more on a pull back.

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His model price is $661. He would see $850 as a screaming buy. It had good earnings yet the stock went down. There may be concern of data collecting and privacy. He has owned it for years and would buy more on a pull back.

BUY
BUY
April 24, 2018

He likes Google at the present level. If it drops another 5%, he will like it even more. It is showing strong earnings growth. He thinks this is a great business at a reasonable price. If you strip out the cash portion of the price of Google, the stock trades (net of cash) at about 17x earnings. This has a dominant position in online advertising and continues to grow 20% per year, year over year. He sees this as a value stock. This company has spent a lot of R&D money. The public markets haven’t liked this but he thinks that’s the right thing to do.

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He likes Google at the present level. If it drops another 5%, he will like it even more. It is showing strong earnings growth. He thinks this is a great business at a reasonable price. If you strip out the cash portion of the price of Google, the stock trades (net of cash) at about 17x earnings. This has a dominant position in online advertising and continues to grow 20% per year, year over year. He sees this as a value stock. This company has spent a lot of R&D money. The public markets haven’t liked this but he thinks that’s the right thing to do.

HOLD
HOLD
April 20, 2018

He thinks this is a great company. You still have 15-18% growth expectations over the next few years. Issues over Facebook’s privacy policy has him being cautious, but he does not think they are as invasive as Facebook.

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He thinks this is a great company. You still have 15-18% growth expectations over the next few years. Issues over Facebook’s privacy policy has him being cautious, but he does not think they are as invasive as Facebook.

BUY
BUY
April 17, 2018

A terrific business. Huge amounts of dollars are moving from print to online and Google (and Facebook) are largely receiving them. Usage is growing and reach is enormous. Things will continue to go well. Strong cash flow and balance sheet. Through Waymo, Google is a leader in self-driving cars, too. They're spending on R&D so they could spin off more opportunities in the future.

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A terrific business. Huge amounts of dollars are moving from print to online and Google (and Facebook) are largely receiving them. Usage is growing and reach is enormous. Things will continue to go well. Strong cash flow and balance sheet. Through Waymo, Google is a leader in self-driving cars, too. They're spending on R&D so they could spin off more opportunities in the future.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
April 16, 2018

She's held it for a long while. With the recent pullback, valuations are attractive. They will continue to grow 15-20%. There's still growth in their online advertising and Google already hold a large share of digital ads. Regulatory scrutiny in this sector is a risk, yes. (Analysts' price target $1,275.41)

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She's held it for a long while. With the recent pullback, valuations are attractive. They will continue to grow 15-20%. There's still growth in their online advertising and Google already hold a large share of digital ads. Regulatory scrutiny in this sector is a risk, yes. (Analysts' price target $1,275.41)

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PAST TOP PICK
April 11, 2018

(A Top Pick May 17/17 Up 8%). With Mark Zuckerberg providing testimony lately, there could be future concerns. At present all is well and there is lots of runway for growth. They have posted 32 quarters in a row of 20% revenue growth or more. The fundamental drivers provide unbelievable growth opportunity and he is going to stick with

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(A Top Pick May 17/17 Up 8%). With Mark Zuckerberg providing testimony lately, there could be future concerns. At present all is well and there is lots of runway for growth. They have posted 32 quarters in a row of 20% revenue growth or more. The fundamental drivers provide unbelievable growth opportunity and he is going to stick with

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TOP PICK
April 2, 2018

Trading 20x forward earnings. Have US $80 billion in cash, so likely to buy back stock at a hefty pace. Have oodles of excess capital. Yes, there will be regulation. Their Waymo self-driving division will be the biggest one in this space. (Analysts' price target $1,275.27)

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Trading 20x forward earnings. Have US $80 billion in cash, so likely to buy back stock at a hefty pace. Have oodles of excess capital. Yes, there will be regulation. Their Waymo self-driving division will be the biggest one in this space. (Analysts' price target $1,275.27)

BUY
BUY
March 20, 2018

One of his largest holdings. Not too expensive. Rapidly growing revenue at 15-20%. Benefits from overseas tax repatriation. No debt. A great long-term investment, better than Amazon.

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One of his largest holdings. Not too expensive. Rapidly growing revenue at 15-20%. Benefits from overseas tax repatriation. No debt. A great long-term investment, better than Amazon.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
March 19, 2018

Has dominant 70% market share of global search and ad revenue which is growing 20% a year. 32 quarters of revenue growth over eight years. But need to get spending under control (in machine learning, autonomous driving and the Cloud, for example). They have scads of cash. (Analysts' target of $1,277)

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Has dominant 70% market share of global search and ad revenue which is growing 20% a year. 32 quarters of revenue growth over eight years. But need to get spending under control (in machine learning, autonomous driving and the Cloud, for example). They have scads of cash. (Analysts' target of $1,277)

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 8, 2018

(A Top Pick April 12/17 - Up 34.2%.) Their choice in the internet advertising space. Generates strong organic growth on the top line and also bottom line. Still buyers of the stock.

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(A Top Pick April 12/17 - Up 34.2%.) Their choice in the internet advertising space. Generates strong organic growth on the top line and also bottom line. Still buyers of the stock.

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
February 23, 2018

At what level would you put more capital into this? He thinks this is one of the cheaper technology companies. If this pulls back 10% he would buy in. A good growth stock at a cheap price.

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At what level would you put more capital into this? He thinks this is one of the cheaper technology companies. If this pulls back 10% he would buy in. A good growth stock at a cheap price.

BUY
BUY
February 20, 2018

Tons of runway ahead. Google search, Gmail and Youtube make up 80% of their revenue. They are an advertising giant. Would still buy it.

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Tons of runway ahead. Google search, Gmail and Youtube make up 80% of their revenue. They are an advertising giant. Would still buy it.

COMMENT
COMMENT
February 15, 2018

Amazon is growing on the advertising and could be a threat. He would be cautious because of that.

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Amazon is growing on the advertising and could be a threat. He would be cautious because of that.

BUY
BUY
February 13, 2018

Added shares during the pullback as it dropped below 1100. Google still has a long way to run and the parent company has growth potential in many new areas. Grows its top line over 20% annually. Regulatory scrutiny, such as antitrust scrutiny, is the biggest risk for the company.

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Added shares during the pullback as it dropped below 1100. Google still has a long way to run and the parent company has growth potential in many new areas. Grows its top line over 20% annually. Regulatory scrutiny, such as antitrust scrutiny, is the biggest risk for the company.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
February 8, 2018

(A Top Pick Feb 8/17, Up 24%) It has been a great place to be. Their other areas are a drag, like autonomous driving and so on. It would be nice to see them get the ‘other’ bets’ size down and give more disclosure. They have enormous cash to repatriate.

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(A Top Pick Feb 8/17, Up 24%) It has been a great place to be. Their other areas are a drag, like autonomous driving and so on. It would be nice to see them get the ‘other’ bets’ size down and give more disclosure. They have enormous cash to repatriate.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
February 6, 2018

32 quarters in a raw for 20% plus revenues growth. Amazing margins. They are killing on digital ads. (Analysts’ price target is $1271.39)

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32 quarters in a raw for 20% plus revenues growth. Amazing margins. They are killing on digital ads. (Analysts’ price target is $1271.39)

BUY
BUY
February 2, 2018

Great company. Ranks it third among the FANGs. Ranks Facebook and Amazon higher. Can't comment in detail about Google's recent tax hit due to U.S. tax reforms, except it's a one-time thing. Don't buy or sell based on deferred taxes.

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Great company. Ranks it third among the FANGs. Ranks Facebook and Amazon higher. Can't comment in detail about Google's recent tax hit due to U.S. tax reforms, except it's a one-time thing. Don't buy or sell based on deferred taxes.

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$1119.200
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DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 31, 2018

FANG stocks have very expensive valuations, and in many cases, it is indicative of the light stage in the market where the economy is flowing through the higher growth names. They are also the natural fund flows for a lot of ETF's. If we get a correction, the very expensive stocks tend to come under pressure significantly. He recognizes this is a great company, but would tend not to buy it here. As an alternative, consider Infosys Technologies (INFY-N).

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FANG stocks have very expensive valuations, and in many cases, it is indicative of the light stage in the market where the economy is flowing through the higher growth names. They are also the natural fund flows for a lot of ETF's. If we get a correction, the very expensive stocks tend to come under pressure significantly. He recognizes this is a great company, but would tend not to buy it here. As an alternative, consider Infosys Technologies (INFY-N).

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January 30, 2018

(A Top Pick Jan 26/17. Up 37.38%.) This is a search and social media, and uses different tactics to attract users. It is starting to grow into its multiple. Trading at less than 30X 2018 earnings, so it is not expensive.

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(A Top Pick Jan 26/17. Up 37.38%.) This is a search and social media, and uses different tactics to attract users. It is starting to grow into its multiple. Trading at less than 30X 2018 earnings, so it is not expensive.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 16, 2018

Out of the FANG stocks, this is probably the one he likes the most. Long-term their position is pretty unassailable. They are the leader in search as well as a number of other businesses. It just continues to grow and put up more and more earnings. Starting to get a little pricey, but is still his favourite, and thinks it will go higher.

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Out of the FANG stocks, this is probably the one he likes the most. Long-term their position is pretty unassailable. They are the leader in search as well as a number of other businesses. It just continues to grow and put up more and more earnings. Starting to get a little pricey, but is still his favourite, and thinks it will go higher.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 12, 2018

It's amazing how incredible the company has been. He wonders if there will be regulations cracking down on the kind of monopoly behaviour they have. This would have to be a lot lower in price for him to own it.

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It's amazing how incredible the company has been. He wonders if there will be regulations cracking down on the kind of monopoly behaviour they have. This would have to be a lot lower in price for him to own it.

BUY
BUY
January 9, 2018

Feels this is one of his best ideas, and would have no hesitation in buying this, even though the fang stocks have had an amazing move. This is such a dominant business, and they have so many wonderful assets. The moat around YouTube is incredible. A very attractive stock.

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Feels this is one of his best ideas, and would have no hesitation in buying this, even though the fang stocks have had an amazing move. This is such a dominant business, and they have so many wonderful assets. The moat around YouTube is incredible. A very attractive stock.

COMMENT
COMMENT
December 27, 2017

It’s a business he really likes. One of their favorites in the FAANG stocks. They’ve been very consistent growers and you’re still not paying up considerably to own that growth. They have a lot of different growth drivers. They are a leader in artificial intelligence. He likes their handset business which he thinks hasn’t had much attention and thinks it could eat some of Apple’s share. (Analysts’ price target $1178.)

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It’s a business he really likes. One of their favorites in the FAANG stocks. They’ve been very consistent growers and you’re still not paying up considerably to own that growth. They have a lot of different growth drivers. They are a leader in artificial intelligence. He likes their handset business which he thinks hasn’t had much attention and thinks it could eat some of Apple’s share. (Analysts’ price target $1178.)

BUY
BUY
December 21, 2017

He likes it. Quite a good company. Has shown a long history of return on capital that’s really quite impressive. But getting slightly worse, return on capital has gone down but stock price has gone up. That would generally be counterintuitive normally. The stock would go down. But they have so much cash on their balance sheet that the returns do get dragged down. If you take out the cash all of a sudden you realize that the return on capital is outstanding. It’s a stock you have to own. It’s so good, they are changing the world, they make a ton of money.It’s an amazing company.

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He likes it. Quite a good company. Has shown a long history of return on capital that’s really quite impressive. But getting slightly worse, return on capital has gone down but stock price has gone up. That would generally be counterintuitive normally. The stock would go down. But they have so much cash on their balance sheet that the returns do get dragged down. If you take out the cash all of a sudden you realize that the return on capital is outstanding. It’s a stock you have to own. It’s so good, they are changing the world, they make a ton of money.It’s an amazing company.

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COMMENT
COMMENT
December 20, 2017

This has been very, very good. There are multiple engines in it. Doesn't think people in this age can do anything without using this. Valuation is something he has always struggled with. If it ever had a pullback, it’s something he would seriously look at.

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This has been very, very good. There are multiple engines in it. Doesn't think people in this age can do anything without using this. Valuation is something he has always struggled with. If it ever had a pullback, it’s something he would seriously look at.

BUY
BUY
December 19, 2017

This has done extremely well on the price side, but its valuations have become less and less expensive, which means the fundamentals are growing at a faster pace than the price. Last quarter, they reported a year-over-year revenue growth of 24%.

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This has done extremely well on the price side, but its valuations have become less and less expensive, which means the fundamentals are growing at a faster pace than the price. Last quarter, they reported a year-over-year revenue growth of 24%.

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PAST TOP PICK
December 12, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 14/16. Up 29%.) FANG stocks have all done quite well as a group. This has online advertising and is the leader in online search. They are going to garner a natural share of online advertising.

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(A Top Pick Dec 14/16. Up 29%.) FANG stocks have all done quite well as a group. This has online advertising and is the leader in online search. They are going to garner a natural share of online advertising.

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December 8, 2017

(A Top Pick June 19/17. Up 8%.) This offers the most compelling value of any of the FANG stocks. Trading at a little over 20X earnings, but you are getting 20% earnings growth, which is a really compelling value. This company is going to be in great shape to exploit the whole AI thing because of the amount of data they can capture.

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(A Top Pick June 19/17. Up 8%.) This offers the most compelling value of any of the FANG stocks. Trading at a little over 20X earnings, but you are getting 20% earnings growth, which is a really compelling value. This company is going to be in great shape to exploit the whole AI thing because of the amount of data they can capture.

BUY
BUY
December 7, 2017

There is some regulatory risk in that they get so broad that regulators see it as anti competitive behavior. Regulators would mangle a high growth company like this. Right now the growth is good even if stretched. It is all working, but there is nothing new to the story. Technically it checks all the technical and fundamental boxes.

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There is some regulatory risk in that they get so broad that regulators see it as anti competitive behavior. Regulators would mangle a high growth company like this. Right now the growth is good even if stretched. It is all working, but there is nothing new to the story. Technically it checks all the technical and fundamental boxes.

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