Alphabet Inc. Class C (GOOG)

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NASDAQ
Prev Close 2,793.44
Open 2,798.05
Day Low/High 2,798.05 / 2,960.97
52 Wk Low/High 1,514.62 / 2,936.41
Volume 1.24M
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 666.75B
Market Cap 1850.55B
P/E Ratio 36.76
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

Today's Takeaways and Observations

Here are my thoughts on the day: The last became the first today.  I outlined my technical rationale for thinking that yesterday's "noon swoon" might be an important market bottom.  History is my guide, not anecdotes.  An abundance of uncreative, co...

Bitcoin Is Dead, Long Live the Blockchain

Bitcoin Is Dead, Long Live the Blockchain

Could the Ethereum platform be the death of Internet giants like Amazon?

Netflix Is Tuning in a Host of Challenges

Netflix Is Tuning in a Host of Challenges

Seventeen reasons why NFLX doesn't deserve a $51 billion market cap.

Netflix Is Tuning in a Host of Challenges

When it comes to Netflix (NFLX), I've seen this movie before -- and it could end in tragedy! I reiterated my negative view of Netflix earlier this week in Still No Fan of Netflix. That missive built on the downbeat NFLX thesis that I issued a few da...

Jim Cramer Says FANG Stocks Will Signal When Market Downturn Is Over

Jim Cramer Says FANG Stocks Will Signal When Market Downturn Is Over

Jim Cramer says watch the trading action in FANG stocks because that's a key signal that will indicate when the market downturn is over.

Jim Cramer Buying Shares of Bank of America, PayPal, Likes Google

Jim Cramer Buying Shares of Bank of America, PayPal, Likes Google

Jim Cramer is adding shares of Bank of America to the AAP portfolio because it's the bank most levered to higher short-term rates.

Why I've Tuned In a Short of Netflix

I've pointed out today that I'm short on four of the five components of the TFANGs, shorting all f them except for Alphabet/Google (GOOG, GOOGL). I recently outlined my thesis for shorting Amazon (AMZN), and here's my rationale for going short on Ne...

Alphabet Breaks Down After 2-Day Bounce

Alphabet Breaks Down After 2-Day Bounce

The selloff that began back on New Year's Eve appears to be on the verge of a new down leg.

3 Seismic Market Changes in 1995 Still Reverberate

What happened 20 years ago still matters if you want to make money in today's market.

The Force Isn't with the TFANGs

Comparing the TFANGs to broad stock market is like comparing Star Wars: The Force Awakens to the rest of the movie business. The TFANGs have done brilliantly even though the average stock is down by about 20% from its highs. Similarly, Star Wars: Th...

Ford CEO Unveils Amazon Echo Deal, Sees Self-Driving Cars By 2020

Ford CEO Unveils Amazon Echo Deal, Sees Self-Driving Cars By 2020

Ford Motor (F) President and CEO Mark Fields took to the stage at CES in Las Vegas and promised that 2016 will be a revolutionary year for the auto industry.

I Don't Like Today's Market

Like Jim "El Capitan" Cramer, I don't like the set-up today, nor do I like the price action. Here are some specific intraday warnings and negative signposts that I've observed so far today: The U.S. dollar's strength is conspicuous today -- and pose...

Netflix Eyes Global Deals in Quest for Content Control

The on-demand media giant's global strategy is setting the stage for a new age of distribution power.

Peak Autos (Part Deux)

"Surprise No. 11: Housing and Autos Tank The housing and auto industries are exposed as Potemkin Villages on weak foundations. Home prices drop by over 5% as affordability gets stretched, mortgage rates climb and unemployment rates bottom out. As fo...

2016 Outlook: FANGs Bite as Value Plays Gain

2016 Outlook: FANGs Bite as Value Plays Gain

Look for market leadership to shift as the U.S. economy plods along.

Lyft Flags Down $1B Investment Round Led by General Motors

Lyft Flags Down $1B Investment Round Led by General Motors

General Motors (GM) is the latest auto maker to join the transportation technology startup craze, investing $500 million in Uber Technologies rival Lyft.

TFANGs Lose More Bite

Despite the optimism on the Street and in the minds of investors, I've been negative on the TFANGs for several weeks. (You can read my rationale here and here.) Baird has downgraded Netflix (NFLX) to Neutral from Outperform today, and Steve Cortes o...

My Thoughts for 2016's First Weekend

Will stocks rise in 2016? Will China be OK? Will Apple rally?

2016's Consensus Views

I rolled out my 15 Surprises for 2016 earlier this week to run down my list of "possible improbables" that smart investors should prepare for just in case they happen next year. But here are what I see as the major consensus expectations for 2016 (m...

My Fearless Forecast for 2016

My Fearless Forecast for 2016

Expect U.S. stocks to gain high single digits in percentage terms.

Today's Takeaways and Observations

My thoughts on the day: It is typically a hard chore to explain the daily moves in a market without memory from day to day. Whether this is a cessation of tax-loss selling -- as suggested by Stephen Weiss on "Fast Money" today -- a Santa Claus rally...

15 Potential Surprises for 2016

15 Potential Surprises for 2016

Smart investors will prep their portfolios for these possibilities.

15 Surprises for 2016 (Part Deux)

Here's the remainder of my 15 Surprises for 2016 (click here for part one). Again, these aren't "predictions" for 2016, but rather a list of potential events that have a reasonable chance of occurring. Again, I call them "possible improbable events"...

Alphabet Google Grounds Delta in Value Portfolio

Alphabet Google Grounds Delta in Value Portfolio

Google's search engine, the internet's infrastructure, is the reason.

Google, JPMorgan Set for Growth in 2016 Amid Flat Markets

Google, JPMorgan Set for Growth in 2016 Amid Flat Markets

The outlook for stocks in 2016 is looking a lot like 2015: no growth.

Desperados, Why Don't You Come to Your Senses?

"Desperado, why don't you come to your senses? You been out ridin' fences for so long now. Oh, you're a hard one But I know that you got your reasons These things that are pleasin' you Can hurt you somehow." -- The Eagles and Linda Ronstadt, Despera...

'FANGs' Are Losing Their Bite

This chart from my pal Steve Cortes demonstrates the current weakness in the "FANGs" -- Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Alphabet/Google (GOOG, GOOGL): This is something that I cautioned about in a recent post.

Apple and Gilead: Cash Kings to Own

Apple and Gilead: Cash Kings to Own

These large-cap stocks will do well in any market.

SpaceX Completes Historic Landing of its Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX Completes Historic Landing of its Falcon 9 Rocket

SpaceX makes history as its Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched and landed at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Today's Takeaways and Observations

My thoughts to this point of the day: Thus far a tepid bounce following two awful trading sessions. Spiders (up about 50 cents a share on the day) are more than a dollar off of their morning highs. The U.S. dollar was weaker against the euro, spurri...