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Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) CFO Patrick Pichette unloaded 290 shares of Google stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $571.61, for a total transaction of $165,766.90. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 1,408 shares in the company, valued at approximately $804,827. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) traded up 2.14% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $574.78. 1,437,922 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Google has a 52-week low of $502.80 and a 52-week high of $604.83. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $578.9 and its 200-day moving average is $555.8. The company has a market cap of $388.8 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.16.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) last released its earnings data on Thursday, July 17th. The company reported $6.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.25 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $15.96 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.61 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $9.56 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.1% on a year-over-year basis.

GOOG has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Google in a research note on Wednesday. They set a “buy” rating and a $700.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Argus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Google in a research note on Monday, July 21st. Finally, analysts at Raymond James reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Google in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They now have a $655.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $645.00. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Google currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $668.80.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is a global technology company.

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