Why Google Is Poised to Keep Poppin'

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Internet search gorilla has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Google and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Google facts

Headquarters (founded)

Mountain View, Calif. (1998)

Market Cap

$297.5 billion

Industry

Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$53.5 billion

Management

Co-Founder/CEO Larry Page

Co-Founder/Assistant Secretary Sergey Brin

18.4%

Cash/Debt

$50.1 billion / $7.4 billion

Competitors


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 86% of the 18,139 members who have rated Google believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, Gainster, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Google is an extremely innovative company and their areas of expansion are often ground breaking and game changing. ...

Google is also integrating their products, which makes it easy to just be and stay within the Google eco system. Google also has a very high brand recognition and brand loyalty, which also makes people like to stay within this eco system. ...

They trade at a premium (a P/E of around 26), but their product [portfolio], their past expansion and their future expansion potentials are worth the premium. There are other companies with far less potential trading at much higher multiples. ...

Their stock might take a dip, but I'm putting a long on this company, picking up more if it takes a dip.

As one of the most dominant Internet companies ever, Google has made a habit of driving strong returns for its shareholders. However, like many other web companies, it's also struggling to adapt to an increasingly mobile world. Despite gaining an enviable lead with its Android operating system, the market isn't sold. That's why it's more important than ever to understand each piece of Google's sprawling empire. In The Motley Fool's new premium research report on Google, we break down the risks and potential rewards for Google investors. Simply click here now to unlock your copy of this invaluable resource.

The article Why Google Is Poised to Keep Poppin' originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Apple and Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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