Google's first ever stock split will happen on April 2

By Shawn Knight
Jan 31, 2014
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  1. Google's first ever stock split will take place on April 2. The move was expected to happen years ago but tensions and legal issues with some stockholders forced the search giant to shelf those plans. We're back to green light...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    "The new class of stock will allow Google to keep dishing out shares to employees without the risk of the co-founders losing controlling power."
    And why would the employees care about co-founders risk of losing controlling power?

    I think it is the co-founders who are worried about loosing power, not the employees.
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  3. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,729   +1,093

    They should split it twice. it's trading at almost $1200 a share.
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    Its a pretty dumb decision to let your employees get controlling power with shares... just sayin...

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