Investors purchased shares of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $350.18 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $177.06 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $173.12 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Alphabet had the 7th highest net in-flow for the day. Alphabet traded down ($1.10) for the day and closed at $719.85

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Vetr raised shares of Alphabet from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $827.13 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 31st. TheStreet lowered shares of Alphabet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 23rd. JMP Securities set a $904.00 price objective on shares of Alphabet and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 22nd. Atlantic Securities set a $850.00 price objective on shares of Alphabet and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 22nd. Finally, Independent Research GmbH set a $840.00 price objective on shares of Alphabet and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, forty-five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $891.35.

The stock’s 50 day moving average is $708.75 and its 200 day moving average is $717.86. The company has a market capitalization of $494.22 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.29.

Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 21st. The company reported $7.50 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $7.96 by $0.46. The firm had revenue of $20.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $20.37 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $6.57 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 17.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Alphabet Inc. will post $33.49 EPS for the current year.

In related news, CEO Lawrence Page sold 33,332 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $730.30, for a total value of $24,342,359.60. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 105,666 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $77,167,879.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Sundar Pichai sold 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $759.90, for a total transaction of $3,039,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 3,737 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,839,746.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. raised its stake in Alphabet by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Westbourne Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 1,347 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,022,000 after buying an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. Giovine Capital Group LLC acquired a new position in Alphabet during the fourth quarter valued at $1,151,000. D L Carlson Investment Group Inc. increased its position in Alphabet by 3.5% in the fourth quarter. D L Carlson Investment Group Inc. now owns 1,540 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,169,000 after buying an additional 52 shares during the last quarter. Mengis Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Alphabet by 11.6% in the fourth quarter. Mengis Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,584 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,202,000 after buying an additional 165 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Alta Capital Management LLC increased its position in Alphabet by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Alta Capital Management LLC now owns 1,601 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,214,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter.

Alphabet Inc is a holding company. The Company holds interests in Google Inc (Google). The Company’s segments include Google and Other Bets. Google segment includes Internet products, such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Apps, Cloud, Android, Chrome, Google Play, and hardware products, including Chromecast, Chromebooks and Nexus, which are sold by the Company.

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