The main difference between the GOOG and GOOGL stock ticker symbols is that GOOG shares have no voting rights, while GOOGL shares do.
The stock split is one method that enables Brin and Page to take advantage of public-market liquidity while still retaining voting rights and not losing control of the company.
Why is Google cheaper than GOOG?
Because GOOGL (class A) stock owners have voting rights, the shares tend to cost slightly more than GOOG (class C). However, the price difference is tiny — often less than $1, which is under 0.1% of the stock price. It also frequently happens that GOOG shares temporarily cost more than GOOGL shares.
What is difference between Google Class A and C?
Class C shares (GOOG) have no voting rights, while Class A shares (GOOGL) have one vote each. Also, Google (as the result of a class-action settlement around the stock split) will compensate non-voting GOOG stock investors in a year if there is a substantial difference in price between the two classes.
Is Google a good buy?
It’s not a good time to be buying most stocks. Bottom line: Google stock is not a buy. It’s best to wait for a secondary entry, like a future bounce off the 50-day or 10-week moving average, or for a new base to form.
Why is Google stock so high?
Google shares are traded very well in recent months, indicating that the market is coming to an understanding of how a company can make money consistently. The most important factor is the high cost of Google shares is investors’ confidence in their future market prospects.
Will Google pay a dividend?
The company said in its 2017 annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that “we intend to retain any future earnings and do not expect to pay any cash dividends in the foreseeable future.” Still, tech companies can pay dividends and use some of their giant piles of cash for investments.
What stock should I buy right now?
Three exchange traded funds that can offer investors solid dividend growth.
|Dividend ETF / Ticker||Recent Price||Assets (bil)|
|Vanguard High Divident Yield / VYM||$84.94||$27.90|
|SPDR S&P Dividend / SDY||97.69||17.9|
|Schwab U.S. Dividend Equity / SCHD||53.11||11.1|