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Morning Alert: Alphabet Class A decreases 1.1%, leads market lower 18 January 2018 11:11 EST

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Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has decreased 1.1% to trade at $US1,126.29 vs. the NASDAQ-100 Index which weakened 8.3 points (or 0.1%) to 6,802.0. Representing a weighting of about 4.3% of the index, the stock accounted for 40.7% of today's loss. Trading volume was 94% of average so far today.

SECTION 1: Technical indicators

Overbought/Bearish:

The 2.0% discount to 12-month high of $US1,148.88 against the 38.7% premium to 12-month low of $US812.05 suggests the climb might be peaking.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Parity:

Return on Assets 11.6% [10.6%]

Undervaluation:

Price/Sales of 3.4 [3.9]

Price to Book of 2.8 [3.2]

Return on Equity 14.0% [8.6%]

Return on Capital Employed 16% [13.4%]

Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 1.2 is comfortably below the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

Overvaluation:

Price/Earnings of 34.9 [20.0]

Note

Bullish:

The positive 20.81 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal (12-day minus 26-day Exponential Moving Averages). Both the 12-day and the 26-day EMA are rising - another bullish signal. In the past week, the stock's MACD has been positive in four days, a reinforcing bullish signal.

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high eleven times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

The price increased 1.3% in the last week and lifted 3.8% in the last month.

The present value of USD1,000 invested one year ago is $US1,359 [vs $US1,345 for the NASDAQ-100 Index], for a capital gain of $US359. The total return to shareholders for 1 year is 35.9%.

SECTION 2: Ranking

DescriptionValueRank In Market
MCap $US billion335.7In Top 1%
52-week Range (in $US)812.0-1,148.9
1-month Range (in $US)1,052.7-1,148.9
RSI79.5Bearish
Stochastic-10.9Bearish

SECTION 3: Earnings

FY2016 Annual Report: Alphabet Class A keeps rising: EPS up 46.6% in 2 years

Alphabet Class A (NASDAQ:GOOGL), announced EPS of $US29.69 for the year-ended 31 December 2016, up 30% from $US22.84 in the previous year. In the last two years EPS has grown by 46.6%.

Major changes compared with previous year:

Favourable Changes:

- Net profit up 23.1% from $US15.8b to $US19.5b

- Total revenue up 20.5% from $US75.3b to $US90.7b

- EPS up 30% from $US22.84 to $US29.69

- EBIT Margin up from 26.2% to 26.8%

- EBIT to total assets up from 13.3% to 14.4%

- Profit before tax to Sales up from 26.2% to 26.8%

- Sales and marketing expenses to Sales down from 12.1% to 11.6%

- Administration expenses to Sales down from 8.2% to 7.7%

- Current ratio up 34.7% from 4.7 to 6.3

- Working capital to total assets up from 48.0% to 52.9%

- Retained earnings to total assets up from 60.5% to 62.8%

- Total current assets to Total Assets up from 61.1% to 62.9%

- Fixed Assets to Total Assets up from 19.7% to 20.4%

- Total Liabilities to EBITDA of 1.2 compares favourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of less than 5. This ratio has improved by 14.5% from the previous year's ratio of 1.4.

- Total Liabilities to Operating Cash Flow of 0.8 compares favourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of less than 4. This ratio has improved by 24% from the previous year's ratio of 1.0.

- Net tangible assets per share up 17.6% from $US145.2 to $US170.69

Unfavourable Changes:

- Cost of Goods Sold to Sales up from 37.6% to 38.9%

Note:

- Total revenue to total assets steady at 0.5

- Tax expenses to Sales up from 4.4% to 5.2%

- Total liabilities to Total assets steady at 0.2

- Short-term investments to Total Assets up from 38.3% to 43.8%

- Intangibles to Total Assets down from 13.4% to 11.8%

SECTION 4: Recent News of Alphabet Class A

January 16: Alphabet Class A (GOOGL) issued new U.S. patent [9,870,403]

Alphabet Class A (GOOGL) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Estimating social content interactions" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,870,403 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

Techniques for estimating social content interactions are provided. An example method includes determining counts of one or more user interactions with one or more content items created by an author, each user interaction of the one or more user interactions having an associated time, classifying, based on respective associated times of the user interactions, the determined counts of the user interactions with the content items into predetermined time intervals spanning a first duration, computing an engagement model for the author based on the classified counts corresponding to the predetermined time intervals and a number of the content items created by the author and estimating, at a particular time for a second duration, a number of interactions with a particular content item created by the author based on the engagement model and a determined actual number of interactions with the particular content item.

January 16: Alphabet Class A (GOOGL) issued new U.S. patent [9,870,539]

Alphabet Class A (GOOGL) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Establishing communication in a rich media notice board" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,870,539 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

A rich media notice board enables users to communicate with others in their own and related communities who use the rich media notice board or other rich media notice boards, such as those in related communities, as well as with others who use conventional interfaces via the Internet.

January 16: Alphabet Class A (GOOGL) issued new U.S. patent [9,870,556]

Alphabet Class A (GOOGL) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Split tender in a prepaid architecture" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,870,556 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

A method for maintaining a prepaid payment system comprises a user account that can be utilized to complete a purchase transaction with a merchant.

January 16: Alphabet Class A (GOOGL) issued new U.S. patent [9,872,076]

Alphabet Class A (GOOGL) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Livestream conversation notifications" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,872,076 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

Implementations disclose livestream conversation notifications. A method includes receiving, via a first user device over a network, a livestream video; presenting, via the first user device to a first user, the livestream video; selecting, from contacts of the first user, a set of contacts with whom the livestream video is to be shared, the selecting being based on affinity scores of the contacts; and causing a transmission, to the selected set of contacts, of a notification that at least the first user is watching the livestream video.

January 16: Alphabet Class A (GOOGL) issued new U.S. patent [9,872,072]

Alphabet Class A (GOOGL) has been issued a new U.S. patent titled "Systems and methods for identifying non-canonical sessions" by the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent number is 9,872,072 and was issued on January 16, 2018.

ABSTRACT

Systems and methods for automatically identifying non-canonical user sessions utilize demographics associated with a device identifier in comparison to demographics associated with requested content (e.g.

Alphabet Inc (O:GOOGL)

ISIN: US02079K3059

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CIK: 1652044

CUSIP: 02079K305

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