These are anxious times for longtime Google fans and investors who watched the stock continue its downward trajectory this week despite posting a first-quarter profit of more than $2.3 billion, or a little over $38 million per business day, and reporting a 27% jump in revenue to more than $6.5 billion.

It didn't help that the Mountain View, Calif.-based Internet search, advertising and mobile operating system giant also failed to meet or beat the consensus per-share profit target of $8.11, coming in at just $8.08 a share.

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