Google (GOOG) Surges 8%, Hits New All-Time High Following Q3 Report

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                            Tech-Stock Prospector
October 17, 2013

Google (GOOG) Surges 8%, Hits New All-Time High on Q3 Report

Ahead of the Google (GOOG, $959.49 after hours, +7.9%) Q3 earnings report, some
had speculated that the company would not meet expectations.

But Google came through, reporting EPS of $10.74, above the consensus estimate of
$10.34, on revenue of $14.89 billion, vs. the consensus of $14.8 billion.

Paid clicks rose 26% year over year, accelerating from growth of 23% in Q2 and
20% in Q1. CPC for Q3 was down 8%.

Google ended the quarter with cash & investments of $56.5 billion.

One note from the conference call: YouTube now gets 40% of its traffic from mobile,
up from 25% last year and 6% two years ago. I continue to think the YouTube unit is
underappreciated on Wall Street.

Google has been in our Tech-Stock Prospector Model Portfolio #1 since May 2010,
when it traded at $499.26.

In after-hours trading, the stock jumped nearly 8% and zoomed through its previous
all-time high of $928.


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Description: Google in Q3 beat expectations on both the top and bottom lines