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It looks like ole Google is no longer a growth stock.

  1. Ben Evans profile image71
    Ben Evansposted 7 years ago

    Google has been a real good investment over the several years ago.  Even yet after its highs over $700 it has held tough once it recovered from its drop.


    Revenue growth has slowed substantially and the EPS trend is stagnant.  I think ole GOOG is starting to mature.

    The pps has been flat for a year.  I think it will remain flat.  I think ole GOOG is going to fall off the growth metric.

    1. Kimberly Bunch profile image61
      Kimberly Bunchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I really like google too. Boohoohoo!!! I will hate to see its demise so soon!

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Not a demise. roll

        lol lol lol Just growth is going to be limited for a time.

      2. Ben Evans profile image71
        Ben Evansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes Google has been a good stock to hold for some incredible gains.  I have been following and trading GOOG since its IPO.  I wish I would have just held it.  big_smile  The topline and bottom line are starting to flatten.  I agree with Cagsil that it is not a demise but I think it will be moving into a Intel or Microsoft type of metric.  Large growth is behind ole GOOG.  The last few Earnings announcements have shown it.

  2. chan0512 profile image62
    chan0512posted 7 years ago

    I agreed. GOOG growth has been slowed. However compare to YHOO recently earning, GOOG is still a better investment. Any drop below $450 is a good entry I believe.

    1. Ben Evans profile image71
      Ben Evansposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I don't do comparative investing.  YHOO and GOOG are totally different.  If one wants growth, they should look at BIDU.  I will warn, however, that BIDU is quite a risky investment.

      I think GOOG is going to be fairly stable.  It has lost a lot of its beta.

      The question is at this point if we are going to look for value why don't we look for companies like FCX or COP.  I am not downplaying GOOG and for those who have long term investment horizons it will probably be stable.  I currently would not be in the accumulation mode right now.