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GOOGLE INC. (GOOGL)

This week’s Focus Stock of the Week is GOOGLE INC. (GOOGL: $549.72), which carries S&P Capital IQ’s highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy. We see leading franchises, healthy growth, benefits from the pending sale of the Motorola smartphone and tablet unit, a strong and flexible balance sheet, and a compelling valuation. GOOGL is a global technology company whose stated mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful....
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Internet Software & Services

Our fundamental outlook for the Internet Software & Services sub-industry for the next 12 months is positive, reflecting an increasing percentage of related budgets being committed to the Internet (versus so-called traditional media) and pricing for associated online offerings that has shown signs of improvement, offset somewhat by what we view as an uncertain global economy....
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