Alphabet has just closed its bad day since the year April 2010 after the company reported slow advertising numbers for the corporate giant Google. On Tuesday the stock slumped 7.5%, cutting $67 billion from its cap of market, which is now around $833.5 billion.
This slide was worst for Google or Alphabet since the year October 2012. This was the time when stock of the company dropped 8.01%.
In the year 2015, Google while restricting had changed its name to Alphabet. The stock of the company started to dip on Monday due to the fears of descending growth of the advertising revenue of Google. Alphabet had reported a growth of 15% in advertising revenue in 2019’s first quarter as compared to the 24% last year. Following the report, analysts were complaining about Alphabet’s lack of lucidity around the time of slowdown. The analysts of JP Morgan said that they had expected shares of GOOGL were under-pressure in the term as there was 20% growth in revenue and the revisions in earnings were downward. They added that the exact causes of the slowing topline of GOOGL are still unclear and they believe that the frustrations regarding the lack of lucidity of GOOGL will increase this situation. The CEO of Alphabet Ruth Poraton Monday had partly blamed the deceleration of growth of click on YouTube for this slowdown. Poraton said that while the clicks of YouTube continued to grow at a very considerable speed in first quarter, click growth rate of YouTube reduced as compared to a strong Q1 the previous year reflected the changes that they made in 2018 which they believe are the overall stabilizer to user and experience of advertiser.
Although Porat give the details of the changes made by YouTube, the company made many alterations in the recent months for responding to the abuse of the platform. It has been tweaking the algorithms to reduce the recommendations of the harmful content in 2018’s first quarter and had removed million videos that had violated the content policies like Alex Jones.