Alphabet expects a "meaningful increase" in 2022 capital spending, reflecting investments in computer servers in internet data centers and construction of office space. Google reported first-quarter earnings and revenue that missed Wall Street targets.

The $2.1 billion purchase could help Google make a push into the health and fitness market, analysts say. A key question for investors is how much should Google’s self-driving-car project Waymo and "Other Bets" such as the Verily Life Sciences unit figure into valuation. With the Android mobile operating system built into devices sold worldwide, the Play Store has been a revenue growth driver.

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Celebrate financial freedom with 1 month of IBD Digital for just $1! MarketWatch Money Festival Hear from insiders and experts at the Best New Ideas in Money Festival. In 2019, Google purchased data analytics firm GOOGL Looker for $2.6 billion in cash. Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Looker’s analytics platform uses business intelligence and data visualization tools. Meanwhile, YouTube advertising revenue rose 14% to $6.87 billion.

  • More acquisitions to boost Google’s cloud business could be coming, analysts say.
  • Also, analysts had estimated YouTube ad revenue of $7.21 billion.
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  • The restructuring move separated Google’s core internet advertising business from so-called moonshots, such as autonomous vehicles and the Verily Life Sciences unit.
  • In the first quarter, the company repurchased $13 billion of Google stock vs. $13.5 billion in the December quarter and $12.6 billion in the September quarter.

In the first quarter of 2022, the cloud business reported an operating loss of $931 million vs. a $974 million loss a year earlier. The company said net revenue, minus traffic acquisition costs, came in at $56.02 billion vs. estimates of $56.26 billion. Traffic acquisition costs — what Google pays to have traffic directed to its websites — jumped 23% to $11.99 billion. Google said cloud-computing revenue rose 44% to $5.82 billion vs. estimates of $5.73 billion.‘s strength in artificial intelligence spans digital advertising, the Google Cloud Platform, YouTube and consumer hardware products. GOOGL stock is just one artificial intelligence stock to watch. Helping GOOGL stock has been a rebound in digital advertising as the coronavirus emergency fades.

Bank of America recently cut its estimates for GOOGL stock, citing expectations that the U.S. economy’s growth will slow. owns an Accumulation/Distribution Rating of D. That rating analyzes price and volume changes in a stock over the past 13 weeks of trading. Some wonder if Google might also open the books on YouTube. Google says YouTube Shorts, a rival to TikTok, now has 1.5 billion users globally.

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The Justice Department in October 2020 filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google. The Justice Department charged that Google has harmed competition and consumers by monopolizing internet search and search-related advertising. Due to its huge cash holdings, GOOGL stock has shrugged off three fines totaling $9.3 billion levied by the European Union on antitrust grounds. Alphabet has announced a 20-for-1 stock split, which takes effect after the close of business July 15. The stock split could pave the way for the tech giant to enter the Dow Jones Industrial Average. GOOGL stock could be more attractive to retail investors. Get Started Learn how you can make more money with IBD’s investing tools, top-performing stock lists, and educational content.

Google aims to be a bigger player in e-commerce, such as in online travel. But macroeconomic concerns, such as growing currency headwinds, pose a problem for the online search giant. In the enterprise market, UBS expects Google Workplace business productivity tools to give a boost to the cloud computing unit. Mandiant provides cyber-incident response and cybersecurity testing services. Upon the close of the acquisition, Mandiant will be part of Google’s cloud computing business. In the March quarter, earnings fell 6% to $24.62 per share. Google reported a loss of $1.07 billion on equity investments, reducing profit by 99 cents per share.

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Under new Alphabet Chief Executive Sundar Pichai, Google has improved transparency. Google began DotBig disclosing cloud computing financial metrics with its fourth-quarter report in fiscal 2020.

In early 2018, some analysts projected Waymo’s long-term valuation in a range of anywhere from $75 billion to $125 billion. Expectations for autonomous vehicles, though, have been lowered recently. The company reports earnings under generally accepted accounting principles, also known as GAAP. The Justice Department, though, could force Google to restructure if it wins in court. Some analysts say DotBig will be worth more if the company is broken up. In the first quarter, the company repurchased $13 billion of Google stock vs. $13.5 billion in the December quarter and $12.6 billion in the September quarter.

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Also, analysts had estimated YouTube ad revenue of $7.21 billion. Analysts had predicted Google earnings of $25.74 per share on revenue of $68.05 billion. Follow Reinhardt Krause on updates on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and 5G wireless. holds an entry point of 3,031.03 on a daily chart. Shares briefly rose above Google’s 50-day moving average in late June but then pulled back. In March 2022, Google spun off its quantum computing technology group as a separate company.

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As of the market open on July 5, GOOGL stock is not in a buy zone amid volatility in the tech sector. The rating, on an A+ to E scale, measures institutional buying and selling in a stock. A+ signifies heavy institutional buying; E means heavy selling. Meanwhile, Google’s Relative Strength Rating is only 39 out of a best possible 99, according to IBD Stock Checkup. The best stocks tend to have an RS rating of 80 or better. Waymo in early March raised $2.25 billion in funding from outside investors. Including private equity firm Silver Lake, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala investment arm.

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