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Google Closes Below $600

Monday, 7 Mar 2011 | 5:35 PM ET

Shares of Google closed below $600 on Monday, the first close below $600 this year.

Weakness may have everything to do with a Wall Street Journal report which says coming off a record 48 acquisitions last year, Google is going to continue to be aggressive. Although that may sound bullish, investors often question whether Google spends its money wisely.

How should you position now?

Citi analyst Mark Mahaney sees the pullback as a buying opportunity. "I like the shares from here," he says. Mahaney has $750 price target on this stock and he tells us he stands by that forecast.

"Google is a 20-25% earnings growth story for the next two years and a broad thematic play on mobile, cloud computing and video advertising coming online," he says during a live interview on CNBC's Fast Money.

And Mahaney isn't the only Google bull on the desk. Fast trader Karen Finerman is also bullish. She thinks Google is a buy and hold while Tim Seymour calls Google, "growth at a ridiculously good price."

Fast Flash: Google
A look at Google's drop below $600, with Mark Mahaney, Citi analyst.

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Trader disclosure: On March 7, 2011, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders; Seymour owns (AAPL); Seymour owns (BAC); Seymour owns (F); Seymour owns (GE); Seymour's firm is short (FCX); Adami Owns (AGU); Adami Owns (C); Adami Owns (GS); Adami Owns (INTC); Adami Owns (MSFT); Adami Owns (NUE); Adami Owns (BTU); Adami's wife works for (MRK); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IWM); Finerman's Firm Is Short (SPY); Finerman's Firm Is Short (MDY); Finerman's Firm is short (XRT); Finerman's Firm is short (IJR); Finerman's Firm Is Long S&P Puts; Finerman's Firm Is Long Russell 2000 Puts; Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (AAPL); Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC) Leap, Finerman Owns (BAC); Finerman's Firm Owns (BBY); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (BP); Finerman owns (C); Finerman's firm owns (FDO); Finerman owns (GM) leaps; Finerman Owns (GOOG); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (HPQ); Finerman's Firm Owns (IBM); Finerman's Firm Owns (JPM), (JPM) Leap; Finerman Owns (JPM); Finerman's firm owns (M); Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (MSFT); Finerman's Firm Owns (WMT); Terranova owns (VRTS); Terranova owns (C); Terranova owns (UPL); Terranova owns (ABT); Terranova owns (MS); Terranova owns (PBR); Terranova owns (BAX); Terranova owns (TEVA); Terranova owns (CVI); Terranova owns (RSX); Terranova owns (SU); Terranova owns (CNQ)

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