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Alphabet reverses ad revenue deceleration trend in Q2, stock rises

Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL), the parent company of search giant Google, on Thursday reported 19% growth in second-quarter revenues to $38.9 billion, surpassing the Wall Street projection of $38.17 billion. Advertising revenues grew 16%, ending a three- quarter streak of year-over-year growth deceleration.

Despite currency headwinds, adjusted earnings for the quarter grew to $14.21 per share, from $11.75 per share a year ago. This came in far ahead of the street view of $11.30 per share.

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GOOGL shares jumped 6.5% following the earnings announcement. The stock has gained 8% in the year-to-date period, compared to 19.5% gains recorded by the S&P 500 index.

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 The company’s Other Revenues segment, which comprises of Google Cloud, Google Play and hardware sales, spiked 40% to $6.18 billion.

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In the other bets segment, where the company spends money on new and innovative, but not-yet-profitable operations, revenue improved 11% to $162. Meanwhile, operating losses from this segment widened to $989 million, from $732 million a year ago.

Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG, GOOGL) on Thursday reported 19% growth in second-quarter revenues to $38.9 billion, surpassing the Wall Street projection of $38.17 billion.

It’s been a pretty bumpy ride for the Google-parent over the past few weeks.  The US Justice Department recently said it was planning to relaunch an anti-trust probe into the firm. Separately, the calls to break down big tech firms have been louder than ever before.

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