NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Google (GOOGL) continued to trade slightly lower, down 0.21% to $536.18 today, as a four day outage of Google's Gmail service in mainland China appeared to have at least partly ended on Tuesday, but has raised questions about the breadth and scope of China's notorious "Great Firewall," the Financial Times reports.
Google's transparency report, which shows a real-time graph of the company's traffic on the Chinese mainland, showed a moderate uptick from the four day flatline starting on Tuesday morning, FT said.
While normal service was resuming on Tuesday, observers told FT that in all likelihood periodic blockages would continue.
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Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates GOOGLE INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate GOOGLE INC (GOOGL) a BUY. This is driven by a few notable strengths, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income."