It's earnings season again. As companies line up to report their latest quarterly results, one company investors should watch this time around is Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG). As one of the biggest publicly traded companies in the world, the parent company of Google isn't the hot stock it was in recent years. Alphabet shares have gained just 10% over the past 12 months, significantly underperforming peers like Apple and Microsoft that have seen their stocks rise about 40% over the same time frame.
Can Alphabet reinvigorate investor interest in its stock when the company reports its third-quarter results later this month? Ahead of that earnings release on Oct. 25, here's an overview of some of the items investors will want to watch.