Can Google Beat the Bears and Outperform in 2013?

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In 2012, Google clocked in as the fourth most valuable brand in the world. The company’s brand value grew 26 percent from 2011 to $69.7 billion. (For the curious, Apple’s brand value grew 129 percent to $76.6 billion.)

For the dividend hunters out there, Google doesn’t offer one, so too bad. The stock is currently trading at a trailing-twelve-months P/E of 23.13 and a forward P/E of 15.94. Price to book for the most-recent quarter is 3.54.

The indicators suggest that Google will continue to OUTPERFORM as it recovers from its October slip and maintains a leading position in the mobile OS and search markets.

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