Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) stock, like every other stock, has suffered a significant decline since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. However, the overall prospect for this stock still looks quite promising despite the growing pandemic outbreak concerns.
To show a descriptive representation of the fundamental prospect of GOOGL, let us turn our focus to its financial performance.
Positive Fundamental Prospects for Alphabet Inc.
Alphabet Inc. has a current operating margin of 21.15%, a gross margin of 55.58%, and a net profit margin of 21.22%. These performance monitors show that Alphabet Inc. generates more profit after expenses than other market participants.
Additionally, Alphabet Inc.’s return on total capital, return on invested capital and return on equity sit at 17.78%, 14.10%, and 18.12%, respectively.
The company has generated a total debt-to-equity ratio of 7.93% and an overall debt-to-capital rating of 7.34%. It has 750.10 million shares outstanding, giving it a current market valuation of $818.50 billion.
These fundamental pointers, released in the February quarterly earnings report, prove that Alphabet Inc. stock might continue towards higher price attainment in the future.
Technical Prospects for Alphabet Inc.
At the time of writing, GOOGL stock is currently trading down at $1,067.82, about 30% from its all-time high of $1,530.74 recorded in February 2020. However, this drop seems quite mitigated compared to losses observed in the price of other market participants.
GOOGL was trading in a strong upward channel before the pandemic outbreak. The fears from the spread of coronavirus have caused the price to break below that channel. Also, the price has plunged below the 50 and 200 days moving averages.
Bull traders and analysts alike, expect the price to return to this channel and hit the $1,610 mark (and subsequently higher) when the negative impact of the pandemic blows over.
It is also expected that the enforced self-quarantine and social isolation happening in the US and across the globe will increase the use of Google’s search engine. That increased use of the search engine will invariably have a favorable effect on the price of GOOGL in the near-term.