Stocks By Joey Younkin, Kellen Weeks, Logan Boals and RonaldoRuppdawg
Background Facts About Google • Google was created as a research project at Stanford by Larry Page (who attended U of M, GO BLUE) and Sergey Brin. • Google is an American multinational Internet and software corporation • For the first time ever, Google split its stock into a non-voting Class C. All the original shareholders from Classes A and B immediately attained a share. • Google’s name was created by accident when the number googol was misspelled. • USA Today named Google a “hot site” in September 1999. • On September 21, 1999, the beta label came off Google.com. • The first major investor, Andy Bechtolsheim, one of the founders of Sun Microsystems, wrote a check for $100,000 after seeing a quick demo.
Value of Google Stocks • In March 2011, Google stocks were worth $586.76, and by March 2012, Google stocks were worth $641.24. • So, despite some drops in stock value, Google made it to 2012, not only alive in the stock market, but with a 9.28% gain in stock value
Google Stock Values in 12 Months In March, 2011, stock price was $586.76. Exactly 12 months later, in March, 2012, stock price was $641.24, a 9.28% increase.
WOOF! Invest in Google! Google had a 245.1% increase from 2005 to 2012! Google Over The Years
Recommendation to Client Although Google’s path through stocks has been shaky, we predict it has a chance for big money growth and a chance to make you rich. So, we would advise you to invest in Google stocks today. WOOF! I told you so!
Resources • http://www.google.com/finance?q=goog • http://www.nydailynews.com/news/money/20-fun-facts-google-earliest-days-article-1.322575 • http://venturebeat.com/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google