Is Alphabet (GOOG) Stock a Buy For 2021?

Wedgewood Partners recently released its Q4 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The Fund returned 12.2% for the fourth quarter of 2020. Meanwhile, the benchmark S&P 500 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Index gained 12.2% and 11.4%, respectively. You should check out Wedgewood Partners’ top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q4 2020 Investor Letter, Wedgewood Partners highlighted a few stocks and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is one of them. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is a technology company. In the last three months, Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock gained 11.6% and on January 14th it had a closing price of $1,740.18. Here is what Wedgewood Partners said:

“Alphabet’s core Google revenues grew +9% during the quarter, a meaningful acceleration from the -8% decline during the COVID-19-impacted second quarter. The Google unit also unexpectedly showed some modest expense leverage after several quarters of heavy reinvestment, driving double-digit earnings growth at Alphabet. We would not be surprised if that leverage is short-lived. However, Alphabet continues to meaningfully under-earn relative to its potential, and we welcome any effort that brings forward, or at least highlights, the Company’s pent-up earnings power. On the latter score, Alphabet announced it will be providing more detailed operating segment profit data in the coming year.”

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Earlier this month, we published an article revealing that Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) was one of the 10 best stocks to buy and hold for 5 years according to ARK’s Cathie Wood.

In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock increased by about 4% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Alphabet’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is ranked #5 among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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