Raymond James Maintains a Buy Rating on Alphabet Class C (GOOG)

In a report released today, Aaron Kessler from Raymond James maintained a Buy rating on Alphabet Class C (GOOGResearch Report), with a price target of $143.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $105.44, close to its 52-week low of $102.21.

According to, Kessler is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 15.7% and a 59.9% success rate. Kessler covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Integral Ad Science, Meta Platforms, and Perion Network.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Strong Buy analyst consensus rating for Alphabet Class C with a $145.10 average price target, representing a 35.1% upside. In a report issued on July 19, Oppenheimer also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $165.00 price target.

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Based on Alphabet Class C’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $68.01 billion and net profit of $16.44 billion. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $55.31 billion and had a net profit of $17.93 billion.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 271 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of GOOG in relation to earlier this year.

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Alphabet is a holding company, with Google, the Internet media giant, as a wholly owned subsidiary. Google accounts for 99% of Alphabet’s revenue, of which, substantial revenue is generated from online ads. Google’s other revenue is from sales of apps and content on Google Play and YouTube, as well as cloud services fees and other licensing revenue. Google also sells hardware products like Chromebooks, the Pixel smartphone, and smart homes products, which include Nest and Google Home. Alphabet’s Other Bets business is comprised of moonshot investments in Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, X and others.

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