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New Lifetime High For Google (GOOG)

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Google ( GOOG) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Google as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • GOOG has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $1.8 billion.
  • GOOG has traded 2.5 million shares today.
  • GOOG is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on GOOG:

Google Inc., a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information and make it universally accessible and useful. GOOG has a PE ratio of 31.7. Currently there are 22 analysts that rate Google a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Google has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Google has a market cap of $305.8 billion and is part of the technology sector and internet industry. The stock has a beta of 0.96 and a short float of 1.9% with 3.19 days to cover. Shares are down 0.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Google as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and compelling growth in net income. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • GOOG's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 9.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 11.9%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • Although GOOG's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06 is very low, it is currently higher than that of the industry average. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 4.50, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 34.41% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 53.90% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, GOOG should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • GOOGLE INC has improved earnings per share by 34.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, GOOGLE INC increased its bottom line by earning $32.47 versus $29.74 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($44.08 versus $32.47).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Internet Software & Services industry average. The net income increased by 36.5% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $2,176.00 million to $2,970.00 million.

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