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Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG)’s stock price has gone decline by -1.95 in comparison to its previous close of 123.29, however, the company has experienced a -0.49% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading days. The Wall Street Journal reported on 05/19/23 that Google Is Spared a Search-Engine Switch by a Major Partner

Is It Worth Investing in Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) Right Now?

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 25.90x. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 40 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 7 as “overweight,” 4 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price predicted for Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) by analysts is $130.66, which is $8.55 above the current market price. The public float for GOOG is 5.11B, and at present, short sellers hold a 0.68% of that float. On May 24, 2023, the average trading volume of GOOG was 28.09M shares.

GOOG’s Market Performance

GOOG’s stock has seen a -0.49% decrease for the week, with a 15.56% rise in the past month and a 32.74% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.45%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.62% for Alphabet Inc. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 6.51% for GOOG’s stock, with a 19.33% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

GOOG Trading at 11.94% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought GOOG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.85% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.62%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.45%, as shares surge +16.02% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +28.57% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, GOOG fell by -0.25%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +2.57% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $114.34. In addition, Alphabet Inc. saw 36.24% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at GOOG starting from GV 2019 GP, L.L.C., who sale 63,212 shares at the price of $13.88 back on May 19. After this action, GV 2019 GP, L.L.C. now owns 0 shares of Alphabet Inc., valued at $877,066 using the latest closing price.

HENNESSY JOHN L, the Director of Alphabet Inc., sale 800 shares at $125.00 during a trade that took place back on May 19, which means that HENNESSY JOHN L is holding 5,940 shares at $100,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for GOOG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +25.95 for the present operating margin
  • +55.07 for the gross margin

The net margin for Alphabet Inc. stands at +21.35. The total capital return value is set at 25.74, while invested capital returns managed to touch 21.37.

Based on Alphabet Inc. (GOOG), the company’s capital structure generated 11.70 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 10.48. Total debt to assets is 8.21, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 10.62. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 9.51.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.32, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.03. The receivables turnover for the company is 6.98 and the total asset turnover is 0.78. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.38.


To sum up, Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) has seen a better performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.