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Top Stocks 2013: Google

 January 02, 2013 10:59 AM
 


by Ian Wyatt, editor $100k PortfolioSometimes it's easy to overlook the obvious. Popular big-name stocks can be considered crowded trades in which the big money has already been made.

And the mighty can certainly fall, as we've seen with Apple, which tumbled 25% in just two months in 2012. But unlike Apple, Google (GOOG) has found its legs and recovered some ground after a 15% tumble last fall.

Of course, Google is a huge name in the Internet advertising and search world with little competition. And Google is gaining a strong foothold in the smart phone world thanks to the success of its Android.


Although Apple has a respectable market share lead in the U.S., Android leads comfortably in Europe, China and Brazil.

And while Apple may be considered the undisputed leader in the tablet market, Google is closing the gap and now is expected to have around 43% of that market. And don't forget its YouTube and Gmail franchises.

While the financial numbers don't dazzle, they suggest that solid growth should continue. The company is sitting on $45 billion in cash and carries little debt.

Earnings are expected to grow 16% annually for the next five years. And the recovering economy should continue to feed advertising dollars to the bottom line.
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