Is Alphabet (GOOG) a Good Long-Term Investment Avenue?
Polen Capital, an investment management company, released its “Polen Global Growth Strategy” fourth-quarter 2022 investor letter. A copy of the same can be downloaded here. The fund returned 6.37% net in the fourth quarter compared to a return of 9.76% for the MSCI ACW Index. In addition, please check the fund’s top five holdings to know its best picks in 2022.
Polen Global Growth Strategy highlighted stocks like Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) in the Q4 2022 investor letter. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is a multinational technology company. On February 8, 2023, Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock closed at $100.00 per share. One-month return of Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) was 8.80%, and its shares lost 27.85% of their value over the last 52 weeks. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has a market capitalization of $1.278 trillion.
Polen Global Growth Strategy made the following comment about Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) in its Q4 2022 investor letter:
“Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) revenues were up 11% constant currency with a 6% FX headwind to reported revenue growth during the most recent quarter. This was a deceleration in growth and Operating Income declined year over year, but this was due to incredibly difficult comparisons from the prior year. On a two-year basis, Total Revenue, Search Revenue, and YouTube Revenue all grew at roughly a ~20% CAGR, as did Operating Income. The Google Cloud Platform continued to grow at a strong pace. Margins expanded significantly last year given the incredibly strong growth and are now falling back to a more normal level as revenue growth moderates on those tough comps. While management did note a small impact from the softening economic environment (ad budgets are easy to adjust down and then back up as we saw during the pandemic), we believe underlying trends in the business remain healthy for the long term.”
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Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is in 6th position on our list of 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As per our database, 156 hedge fund portfolios held Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) at the end of the third quarter, which was 153 in the previous quarter.
We discussed Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) in another article and shared the list of best high-volume stocks to buy. In addition, please check out our hedge fund investor letters Q4 2022 page for more investor letters from hedge funds and other leading investors.
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