Malicious code in 28 browser extensions for both Chrome and Edge have been detected by researchers. More than three million people have been believed to install the plug-ins.
Cybersecurity company Avast made an analysis of the extensions last month, following a study by Czech researchers at CZ.NIC. According to these researchers, some of those extensions have been active since at least December 2018.
Malicious activities such as redirecting users to ads and phishing sites, collecting personal data and browsing history, and downloading other malware onto the host device have apparently occurred in the process. Avast indicated that the main objective of the malwares was to hijack user traffic for monetary gains. The hackers got paid whenever a user got redirected to a third-party domain.
The Aroon Indicator for GOOG entered a downward trend on March 01, 2024. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor identified a pattern where the AroonDown red line was above 70 while the AroonUp green line was below 30 for three straight days. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options. A.I.dvisor looked at 126 similar instances where the Aroon Indicator formed such a pattern. In of the 126 cases the stock moved lower. This puts the odds of a downward move at .
The 10-day RSI Indicator for GOOG moved out of overbought territory on January 31, 2024. This could be a bearish sign for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 48 similar instances where the indicator moved out of overbought territory. In of the 48 cases, the stock moved lower in the following days. This puts the odds of a move lower at .
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on February 16, 2024. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on GOOG as a result. In of 94 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for GOOG turned negative on January 31, 2024. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 46 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 46 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .
GOOG moved below its 50-day moving average on February 26, 2024 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
The 10-day moving average for GOOG crossed bearishly below the 50-day moving average on February 27, 2024. This indicates that the trend has shifted lower and could be considered a sell signal. In of 15 past instances when the 10-day crossed below the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where GOOG declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator shows that the ticker has stayed in the oversold zone for 3 days. The price of this ticker is presumed to bounce back soon, since the longer the ticker stays in the oversold zone, the more promptly an upward trend is expected.
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where GOOG advanced for three days, in of 358 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
GOOG may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 90, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to consistent earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. GOOG’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (6.057) is normal, around the industry mean (17.362). P/E Ratio (23.807) is within average values for comparable stocks, (54.840). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (1.322) is also within normal values, averaging (3.677). Dividend Yield (0.000) settles around the average of (0.026) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (5.714) is also within normal values, averaging (9.230).
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows
a holding company with interests in software, health care, transportation and other technologies
A.I.dvisor indicates that over the last year, GOOG has been closely correlated with GOOGL. These tickers have moved in lockstep 100% of the time. This A.I.-generated data suggests there is a high statistical probability that if GOOG jumps, then GOOGL could also see price increases.