|Bid||31.14 x 900|
|Ask||31.25 x 900|
|Day's range||30.69 - 31.38|
|52-week range||24.90 - 44.49|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||1.23|
|PE ratio (TTM)||7.23|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||N/A|
Tech Giants' Latest: Search, Social Media, and Digital Payments(Continued from Prior Part)Baidu’s Apollo to power Walmart’s autonomous delivery fleet Baidu’s (BIDU) technology has been adopted to power the driverless vans that will be used to
Tech Giants' Latest: Search, Social Media, and Digital Payments(Continued from Prior Part)Political ad transparency Facebook (FB) is working on creating new rules that will govern political advertising on its platforms globally, Reuters has reported.
What’s Coming Up in Twitter’s Q4 2018 Earnings Report?(Continued from Prior Part)TweetDeck for Mac updatedAs Twitter (TWTR) prepares to report its performance for the fourth quarter of 2018, it has recently released TweetDeck updates for Mac
What’s Coming Up in Twitter’s Q4 2018 Earnings Report?(Continued from Prior Part)Fourth-quarter capex forecastTwitter (TWTR) spent $117 million on capex in the third quarter of 2018. Alphabet (GOOGL) and Facebook (FB) reported capex of $5.3
What to Expect from Alphabet’s Q4 Results(Continued from Prior Part)Humans show hostility to self-driving technologyAlthough the ride-hailing market presents an attractive revenue opportunity of $285 billion by 2030, according to Goldman Sachs
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What to Expect from Alphabet’s Q4 Results(Continued from Prior Part)Waymo officially entered ride-hailing marketAlphabet (GOOGL) is scheduled to report its results for the fourth quarter of 2018 on February 4, marking its first quarterly report
Alphabet Updates: Lawsuits, EU Expansion, Malta, and Verily(Continued from Prior Part)Malta decides to strike out on its ownProjects that leave Alphabet’s (GOOGL) X experimental factory have mostly gone on to become standalone companies within the
Alphabet Updates: Lawsuits, EU Expansion, Malta, and Verily(Continued from Prior Part)Google dominates European search market An adviser to the European Union’s top court has recommended that search engines shouldn’t be forced to apply the
Could Amazon’s Fourth-Quarter Results Beat Analysts’ Expectations? (Continued from Prior Part) ## Amazon’s headstart on Google in the smart speaker market Strategy Analytics indicates that although Amazon (AMZN) has remained the world’s top smart speaker company, its market share has diminished. Amazon shipped 7.2 million smart speaker units in the third quarter (ended in September) and exited the quarter with 31.6% of the global speaker market, almost half the 64.8% market share it held a year prior. Amazon helped create the smart speaker market. It released its first Echo smart speaker device in 2016, two years ahead of Google’s (GOOGL) Home smart speaker line and four years ahead of Apple’s HomePod. ## The market is crowding rapidly The smart speaker market is heating up rapidly—Alibaba (BABA), Baidu (BIDU), Yandex (YNDX), and more recently, Facebook (FB), are also pursuing revenue in the market. Alibaba and Baidu captured 9.5% and 8.4% of the global smart speaker market in the third quarter, respectively, benefiting from strong smart speaker demand in their home market, China. Yandex’s Station smart speaker went on sale in July, and Facebook released its display-equipped Portal smart speaker in November. When Amazon releases its fourth-quarter results, investors will likely be paying attention to what the company’s leadership might say about smart speaker competition and regaining ground in the market. Continue to Next Part Browse this series on Market Realist: * Part 1 - Could Amazon’s Fourth-Quarter Revenue Beat Analysts’ Expectation? * Part 2 - How Amazon’s Wage Hikes Could Affect Its Bottom Line * Part 4 - How Amazon Unlocked Its Advertising Potential
As PayPal (PYPL) prepares to report its fourth-quarter earnings results, Venmo is on the minds of many investors—and for good reason. While updating investors on PayPal’s third-quarter performance in October, CEO Dan Schulman said that 24% of Venmo users now used the service in ways that could generate revenue for PayPal. Schulman revealed that Venmo’s monetizable base had been expanding at a healthy pace, rising from 17% in June and 13% in May.
Egypt isn’t happy with certain terms in Apple’s (AAPL) contract agreements with iPhone distributors in the country, according to a Bloomberg report. Egypt accused Apple of putting unfair restrictions on iPhone distributors in the country. As a result, the Egyptian competition regulator plans to take legal action against Apple if the company doesn’t address the unfair restrictions on local iPhone distributors.
As the South China Morning Post has reported, Baidu (BIDU) recently led an $87 million investment round in Chinese smart lock startup YunDing Network Technology. The global smart lock market was valued at $559.4 million in 2016 and is poised to grow to $24.2 billion by 2024, according to projections by Grand View Research.
Facebook (FB) has named Karandeep Anand as the new head of its Workplace subsidiary, according to CNBC. Anand joined Facebook four years ago and has served as product head for various divisions, most recently Facebook’s Marketplace. Anand spent 15 years at Microsoft (MSFT) before he moved to Facebook. Microsoft runs Workplace competitor Microsoft Teams.
Google (GOOGL) has shelved its plans to build a search engine specifically for China, according to The Intercept. The initiative, known internally as “Dragonfly,” caused internal tension at Google and hundreds of employees publicly protested the company developing a search engine that China’s government could use to censor information online. With the Dragonfly project now on hold, teams that worked on it have been told to shift their focus from China to projects related to India, Brazil, Indonesia, Russia, and other countries, according to The Intercept.
Alibaba (BABA) has bought a stake in Optibus, an Israeli startup that aims to bring the tech revolution to the public transportation sector. Optibus provides software that enables cities to run their public transportation systems more efficiently. As a provider of a technology for running mass transportation systems, Optibus is a player in the smart transportation market, which was valued at $58.2 billion in 2017 and is on track to grow to more than $236 billion by 2024, according to data from Zion Market Research.
Facebook’s (FB) competition with Google, Twitter (TWTR), Snap (SNAP), and similar companies for digital advertising dollars has been well documented, but there’s another big threat to Facebook’s advertising business that mostly goes unnoticed: ad-blocking. The use of software tools that let people avoid seeing ads on digital platforms is on the rise and poses a huge threat to ad-funded companies such as Facebook. For perspective, Facebook generates most of its revenue in North America and Europe.
Facebook (FB) has made several patent applications for technology that would tap into users’ historical location data as well as other data points to predict their next moves. Although the company says its patent applications aren’t a proper gauge of its future plans because it often seeks patents for technology it never implements, the technology seems like it could be useful to Facebook in many ways.
At an investor conference hosted by Goldman Sachs earlier this month, PayPal (PYPL) CEO Dan Schulman said that the company’s platform strategy wasn’t just mobile-first but mobile-only. He went on to talk about PayPal’s mobile milestones during the recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events.
Russians are moving away from cash payments, according to a study by Sberbank, the country’s largest state-run bank. In 2018, cashless payments are on track to account for as much as 50% of Russia’s total payments for goods and services. Yandex is the dominant online search engine company in Russia.
PayPal (PYPL) has introduced its international money transfer service, Xoom, in Canada, meaning that Canadians can now use Xoom to send money to more than 130 countries. Until now, Xoom only supported international money transfers from the United States.
Yandex (YNDX) recently rolled out its cloud computing service across Russia, following a limited launch in September. Yandex’s service, Yandex.Cloud, is an attempt to diversify its revenue outside of advertising. In the third quarter, advertising accounted for 80% of Yandex’s total revenue, and 86.1% and 80.5% of Alphabet’s (GOOGL) and Baidu’s (BIDU). Yandex’s business diversification push has also focused on the hardware, e-commerce, and ride-hailing markets.
Yandex (YNDX) has launched two e-commerce marketplaces, with one dedicated to enabling Russians to purchase goods from overseas retailers, and the other focused on facilitating purchases from domestic retailers. The international-focused platform, Bringly, offers Russian consumers access to more than 4.0 million items in categories ranging from clothing to beauty products.