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July 17, 2014
16:16 EDTGOOGLGoogle Class A shares up 1% to $587.18 after Q2 report
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August 31, 2015
06:10 EDTGOOGLBanks lobby EU over privacy rules overhaul, FT reports
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August 28, 2015
07:12 EDTGOOGLWilliam Blair names 21 stocks best positioned for volatile markets
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August 27, 2015
15:02 EDTGOOGLGoogle Class A slips lower, levels to watch
The shares were last at $654.23, close to the session low at $652.84. The $650 area has limited support, with next support below it at $647. Resistance is at $659.66.
13:27 EDTGOOGLGoogle Class A retraces gains, levels to watch
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11:44 EDTGOOGLGoogle says EC's Statement of Objections 'incorrect'
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August 26, 2015
16:26 EDTGOOGLOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
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10:12 EDTGOOGLGoogle climbs after Goldman upgrade, Cantor endorsement
The shares of Google (GOOG, GOOGL) are rallying after Goldman Sachs upgraded the search giant's stock and Cantor Fitzgerald named the stock as one of the top five Internet names to buy amid the market's recent selloff. WHAT'S NEW: Google is in the early innings of a long-term margin expansion process as the search giant intensifies its focus on cost cutting, Goldman analyst Heather Bellini wrote in a note to investors today. Moreover, after conducting checks, Bellini is more upbeat on the company's ability to increase its monetization of YouTube and mobile search. The analyst, who believes that cost cutting combined with the increased monetization is starting to move the needle for the company, hiked her price target on Google's Class A stock to $800 from $660, upgraded the stock and added the shares to Goldman's Americas Conviction List. Meanwhile, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali named Google as one of his top five Internet stocks to buy amid the market's recent volatility. Google is "relatively resilient," given its 91% share of the global search market as of July and its $61B of net cash as of the end of Q2, the analyst believes. Moreover, the company has virtually no exposure to China and its new corporate structure should improve its transparency, Squali believes. He kept a $720 price target and Buy rating on the stock. WHAT'S NOTABLE: The other four companies on Squali's list of top Internet stocks are Amazon (AMZN), Priceline (PCLN), Facebook (FB), and Alibaba (BABA). PRICE ACTION: In early trading, Google's Class A shares rose 4.4% to $640 and its Class C shares advanced nearly 5% to $610.
07:25 EDTGOOGLCantor names top five Internet names to buy during selloff
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali said he "won't attempt to call the bottom" but identified his top five Internet and Media names to buy amid the recent market volatility, all of which have dominance in their respective markets, higher than peer level growth and valuations that he views as reasonable. Squali, who noted that he views concerns over macro risks and China to be overblown, called out Google (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), Priceline (PCLN), Facebook (FB) and Alibaba (BABA) as having an attractive risk/reward given the selloff in recent sessions. The firm has Buy ratings on all five of the stocks named above.
06:11 EDTGOOGLGoogle upgraded to Conviction Buy from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman analyst Heather Bellini upgraded Google (GOOGL) to Buy and added shares to the Conviction Buy List. Bellini said Google is in the early stages of a multi-year cycle to expand margins, which will drive earnings outperformance and multiple expansion. Says management is signaling increased focus on cost controls given recent earnings call commentary and the new Alphabet operating structure. Additionally, Goldman's marketing executive checks indicate accelerating monetization for mobile search and YouTube. The firm's analyst team raised Google's price target to $800 from $660 on shares.
August 25, 2015
14:20 EDTGOOGLMagister sees Twitter as potentially attractive target, MarketWatch reports
M&A advisory firm Magister Advisors believe Twitter (TWTR) could be an attractive acquisition target for Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG) or a news organization, according to MarketWatch's Caitlin Huston. Reference Link
14:11 EDTGOOGLAnalysts say Facebook looks solid amid virtual reality, social media trends
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09:13 EDTGOOGLTrends still positive for Google, Amazon, Facebook ahead of holidays, says Baird
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06:18 EDTGOOGLNetflix to add properties focused on teens and 'tweens,' NYT reports
Netflix (NFLX) will add a number of exclusive films and television programs focused on teenagers and "tweens," the New York Times reports. Some of the properties recently licensed by the streaming service include "Smosh: The Movie" from the creators of the YouTube (GOOG) channel of the same name and "Bad Night" featuring YouTube stars Jenn McAllister and Lauren Luthringshausen, the report says.
August 24, 2015
06:45 EDTGOOGLMost of Google Now dev team left company before I/O conference, Re/code says
Most of the original team that built Google Now have departed, many of them before the I/O developer conference, Re/code reports, citing multiple sources. Many had grown frustrated with that the products was shuttered into search inside of Google, the report says. Reference Link
06:34 EDTGOOGLIntel leads $100M funding round for Mirantis, WSJ reports
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August 21, 2015
13:50 EDTGOOGLOn The Fly: Weekly technical notes, Gold, S&P 500, Germany, China, Energy
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August 20, 2015
12:56 EDTGOOGLSmall drones bringing air traffic problems in U.S., Washington Post reports
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August 19, 2015
10:42 EDTGOOGLAnalyst increases Google price target by $265, upgrades to buy
Research firm Atlantic Equities upgraded Google (GOOG, GOOGL) to Overweight from Market Weight, saying that it is more upbeat on the company's search business, while YouTube is becoming a major growth driver. Additionally, the search giant's margins look poised to improve, the firm stated. Overweight is Atlantic's equivalent of a buy rating. WHAT'S NEW: Google's second quarter results showed that its search business is weathering the transition to mobile better than expected, Atlantic Equities analyst James Cordwell stated in a note to investors today. Meanwhile, YouTube's revenue, despite growing very quickly, can rise even further since it still accounts for just roughly 5% of global TV viewing outside of China, according to Cordwell. Additionally, the movement of ad dollars from conventional TV to online TV looks set to accelerate, the analyst believes. Furthermore, Google is undertaking initiatives that should cause the amount of money it obtains from each mobile click to rise, the analyst believes. Commenting on the outlook for Google's margins, Cordwell believes that they should be boosted by the cost cuts being undertaken by the company's new CFO. The analyst raised his price target on the company's Class A shares to $825 from $560. PRICE ACTION: In mid-morning trading, Google's common stock rose $2.60 to $658.73 and its Class A shares rose $2.70 to $691.43.
06:53 EDTGOOGLDeutsche Telekom exec calls for internet firms to subsidize online ads, FT says
Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) senior vice president of technology strategy, governance, and programs Tomasz Gerszberg has called for internet companies such as Google (GOOG) and Facebook (FB) to subsidize users' mobile subscriptions due to the new way advertising takes over data allowances, the Financial Times reports, citing an article Gerszberg wrote on LinkedIn. The Deutsche Telekom executive said that consumers need to be protected from rising data charges related to "annoying" online ads, the report says. Reference Link
06:25 EDTGOOGLGoogle upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Atlantic Equities
Atlantic Equities analyst James Cordwell upgraded Google (GOOG, GOOGL) to Overweight and raised his price target for shares to $825 from $560. The search giant closed yesterday down $5.38 to $688.73. Google's YouTube unit "continues to grow very rapidly," while the revenue growth of Google Websites suggests the company is navigating the mobile transition on search better than expected, Cordwell tells investors in a research note. Further, a greater focus on costs by the new CFO is driving improved profitability, a trend that should continue, the analyst argues. Cordwell expects continued outperformance of Google shares.
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