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Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) Shares Plummet Below 1-Year High

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL)’s stock price has plunge by -1.94relation to previous closing price of 122.56. Nevertheless, the company has seen a -0.54% plunge in its stock price over the last five trading sessions.

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

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 27.67x compared to its average ratio, and the 36-month beta value for GOOGL is at 1.08. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 41 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 7 rating it as “overweight,” 4 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price suggested by analysts for GOOGL is $130.64, which is $10.71 above the current market price. The public float for GOOGL is 5.92B, and currently, shorts hold a 0.80% of that float. The average trading volume for GOOGL on May 24, 2023 was 35.39M shares.

GOOGL’s Market Performance

The stock of Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) has seen a -0.54% decrease in the past week, with a 15.73% rise in the past month, and a 32.23% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.50%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.69% for GOOGL. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 6.46% for GOOGL stock, with a simple moving average of 19.33% for the last 200 days.

GOOGL Trading at 11.91% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought GOOGL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.94% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.69%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.50%, as shares surge +16.28% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +28.33% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, GOOGL fell by -0.20%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +2.81% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $113.74. In addition, Alphabet Inc. saw 36.22% 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 GOOGL 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 GOOGL

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. Equity return is now at value 22.80, with 16.20 for asset returns.

Based on Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), 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.


In conclusion, Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) has had a better performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is bullish, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others 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.