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Google Inc. (GOOG), valued at $349.12B, ended trading at $1,033.56.
Looking at today’s trading action, the company’s one day range from $1,035.62 to $1,045.00 with a one year range of $655.53 to $1,045.00.
GOOG shares are currently priced at 23.46x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively expensive compared to the industry’s -21.67x forward p/e ratio.
According to a consensus of 40 analysts, the earnings estimate of $12.22 per share would be $1.63 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.39 sequential increase. Investors should also note that the full-year EPS estimate of $44.06 is a $4.24 better when compared to the previous year’s annual results.
The quarterly earnings estimate is predicated on a consensus revenue forecast of $16.69 Billion. If reported, that would be a 37.25% increase over the year-ago quarter.
More recently, CRT Capital Initiated GOOG at Buy (Sep 19, 2013). Previously, Janney Initiated GOOG at to Buy.
The average price target for GOOG shares by the analysts covering the stock is $1,080.10, which is 0.00% above where the stock opened this morning.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information and make it universally accessible and useful. It provides Search, AdWords, AdSense and YouTube. Further, the company offers Android Mobile OS, Google Chrome, Google+, Google Wallet and much more.
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