Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Ask a Fool: Is Google, Inc. a Buy, Sell, or Hold?

By Andrew Tonner – Jan 23, 2014 at 5:00PM

You’re reading a free article with opinions that may differ from The Motley Fool’s Premium Investing Services. Become a Motley Fool member today to get instant access to our top analyst recommendations, in-depth research, investing resources, and more. Learn More

Just how attractive does Google, Inc. look at its current levels?

It's genuinely hard to overstate just how impressive Google's (GOOGL -2.75%) recent performance has been.

And I'm not only talking about Google's share price here, although that's also been the stuff of envy.

GOOG Chart

GOOG data by YCharts.

No, more broadly, you'd be hard-pressed to find a company in tech, or any other industry for that matter, that has done more to cement its grip on its industry as Google.

Leading the charge
Google certainly didn't invent the modern mobile movement. That crown would have to go to Apple, BlackBerry, or Palm (I say Apple).

However, because of its shrewd strategy with its Android mobile operating system, Google has ensured that it will remain at the epicenter of technology throughout our increasingly mobile futures. Android controlled more than 80% of the global smartphone market as of Q3 2013, and it certainly seems plausible that the same dynamic could unfold in the tablet space as well.

So given all its current success, just how attractive does Google appear at its current levels?

In the video below, tech and telecom analyst tackles this question in the latest installment of our popular "Ask a Fool" series.

Fool contributor Andrew Tonner owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Apple, Facebook, and Google. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Premium Investing Services

Invest better with The Motley Fool. Get stock recommendations, portfolio guidance, and more from The Motley Fool's premium services.