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As observed over the last 9-day period, Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) shares have generated an observed Historic Volatility of 38.00%. That figure, when expanded to look at the past 100 days, GOOG goes up to 28.71%. In the last 5 days, this stock’s average daily volume is shown as 2,172,120 shares per day, which is higher than the average of 1,699,397 shares per day as measured over the last 100 days. Moving on to look at the price, the movement in the past 5 days was +6.41, while this stock’s price moved -10.44% lower in the past 100 days.

Looking at a stock’s price at any given moment in relation to its 52-week price range is a frequently-used technique for evaluating the strength of an investment. This publicly-traded company’s latest fall happened on a trading day that produced a considerably lower volume than the 1.82M shares that, on average, have been generated in the past three months. During the trading period, the first transaction completed was recorded at $1050.82 per share, the final transaction of the day was recorded at 1103.12. At the moment, this stock’s 52-week high is $1273.89 and its 52-week low is $980.64.

Glancing back a full year, this publicly-traded organization was able to exhibit a trailing 12-month revenue that was 129.87B. Bearing that in mind, this company is experiencing top-line progress, as its year-over-year quarterly revenue has grown by 21.50%. This company’s current market capitalization is 715.52B.

As of late, leading Wall Street professionals have made Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) the target of their in-depth analysis. In a research note published on October 26th, 2018 from Canaccord Genuity Reiterated the shares of GOOG to $1140. Similarly, in a research note sent out on July 24th, 2018 from RBC Capital Mkts, analysts Reiterated the shares of this stock to Outperform and set a price target at $1400.Additionally, in a research note made public on July 24th, 2018, Analysts at Oppenheimer Reiterated common shares of GOOG stock to Outperform – combined with a 12-month price target of $1450.

Is Alphabet Inc. showing signs that it’s a solid investment opportunity? Let’s take into consideration what some expert Wall Street analysts are saying. For shares of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), there are currently ratings available from 27 different stock market analysts who have all given their professional opinions. On average, these analysts currently have a Strong Buy recommendation with a mean rating of 4.81. This is in comparison to the average recommendation from a month ago, which was a Strong Buy with an average rating of 4.81. Similarly, the average rating observed 2 months ago was a Strong Buy with the mean numerical rating of 4.73, and the average rating observed 3 months ago was a Strong Buy with a mean numerical rating of 4.72.

How are Wall Street analysts characterizing this company’s financial performance as it relates to money earned? Looking toward its overall profits, Alphabet Inc. reported earnings of 13.06 for the quarter ending Sep-18. This compares to the average analyst prediction of 10.42, representing a difference of 2.64, and therefore a surprise factor of 25.32. For the financial results of the preceding quarter, the company posted earnings of 11.75, in comparison to the average analyst forecast of 9.58 – representing a difference of 2.17 and a surprise factor of 22.59.

Carrying on in the same vein of this stock’s latest price performance, Alphabet Inc. currently stands at a total market value of 726.77B – made up of $684.04M shares outstanding. Turning to other widely-considered trading data, this company’s half yearly performance is observed to be negative at -7.37%. The Average True Range for this company’s stock is currently 34.93, and its current Beta is sitting at 1.07.

Let’s now center our attention on the near future: this organization’s upcoming financial results from the current quarter. So far – there have been 15 different Wall Street analysts that have provided investors with their professional projections for Alphabet Inc. For net profit, these analysts are collectively forecasting an average estimate of $11.01 per share, versus the $9.70 per share reported in the year-ago quarter. The lowest earnings per share prediction was $9.71 per share, with the highest forecast pointing toward $11.85 per share. Compared to the year-ago period, experts are projecting a growth rate of +13.51%.