Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Price Target Cut On Brexit


Shares of Google-parent Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) rose $4.34, or 0.63%, to $695.60 in morning trading on Wednesday, despite a report from Axiom Capital stating Brexit has raised currency translation risks and risks from economic uncertainty in the U.K. and in Europe, where Alphabet generated 9.4% and between 20% to 22% of revenues in fiscal 2015, respectively. The firm lowered their GOOGL price target to $970 from $1001.

GOOGL currently prints a year-to-date loss of around 11%. Shares have declined 7.54% in the last 4 weeks and 10.03% in the past three months. Over the past 5 trading sessions the stock has lost 2.49%. Beyond the recent decline of share prices, the company’s metrics appear healthy as fundamentally the search giant shows the following financial data:

  • $73.45 billion in cash in most recent quarter
  • $147.46 billion t-12 total assets
  • $120.33 billion total equity
  • $77.99 billion t-12 revenue
  • $15.83 billion annual net income
  • $16.11 billion free cash flow

Valuation Measures

Alphabet Inc. Cl A shares have a T-12 price/sales ratio of 6.09, and a price/book for the same period of 3.84. EPS is $23.74. The name has a market cap of $480.90 billion and a median Street price target of $904.00 with a high target of $1,100.00.

Of 45 analysts who follow the stock, 41 rate it a ‘Buy’, and 4 rate it a ‘Hold’. No analyst rates it a ‘Sell’.

GOOGL is up 27.72% year-over-year. The stock traded as high as $810.35 on February 2, 2016.

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