Retaining Analysts Views in Focus: Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR)

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) [Trend Analysis] luring active investment momentum, shares a gain 1.59% to $771.19. Google (GOOGL) released that its simplistic video-calling app Duo in August earlier this year. Even though the app has been downloaded more than 10 million times from the Google Play since its launch, it has failed to gain the kind of traction that can be termed substantial compared to other video-calling apps. In what appears to be a bid to attract more users, Google claims to have improved the video quality on the app with its v5.0 update for Android and iPhone.

The Google Duo 5.0 update has started rolling out and brings along major improvements to the video quality on the app, as per a tweet by Google Duo’s Technical Lead Justin Uberti. “We’re putting massive energy behind Duo media quality. Developing and improving algorithms takes time, but lots of stuff in the pipeline,” Justin said in another tweet.

As per the release notes posted by Uberti, the update further brings along a simpler signup flow, seamless camera rotation, and an issue where sound was not being played. Uberti said that the user testing with the update has shown great results. In order to further solidify his claim, Uberti posted a graph to showcase the positive trend in user experience with the app, as per a report by Android Police. The total volume of 1.76 Million shares held in the session was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 1686.40 shares. EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 16.40%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 18.80%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 6.14 and price to earning ratio of 28.23 attracting passive investors.

Shares of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) [Trend Analysis] runs in leading trade, it moving up 2.24% to traded at $83.92. The firm has price volatility of 2.09% for a week and 2.25% for a month. Its beta stands at 1.29 times. Marriott International (NASDAQ:MAR) declared that it has been named a 2016 Aon Best Employer in Asia Pacific by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON). The Aon Best Employers program measures and recognizes employer excellence worldwide. With more than 15 years of experience in best employer studies across the world, and backed by more than 20 years of experience in employee research, the Aon Best Employer program compares organizations to identify those that strive to create a competitive advantage through their people and become employers of choice. Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was 6.52% and monthly performance was 18.49%. The stock price of MAR is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 8.41% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 17.54%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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