Google/GOOG - UBS Securities
notable improvement this year
UBS Securities says looking at Google's short history as a public co, there have been meaningful monetization improvements in Q3. The firm's analysts state that while Q3, at an industry level, is a seasonally weak quarter, GOOG Q3 quarter vs quarter net revenue growth has been impressive. They believe, "Is there a meaningful monetization improvement in Q3 this year?", is an important question for the stock in the short term.
While not as obvious as some improvements in the past, there are notable improvements this year. The analysts note the two important to them are:
1) the Landing Page Quality update, and
2) a keyword and ad text quality score change.
They further say the basic impact raises minimum bids for advertisers and note that quantifying their impact is difficult; that there are monetization improvements this year, but believe they are unable to quantify accurately their impact. The analysts advise investors to remain on the sidelines.
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-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist
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