Let’s talk about Google stock! Is Google or Alphabet stock a buy? Are you considering investing in Google or Alphabet? In this video, I will discuss my favorite reasons to invest in Google stock and explain why I feel that Google stock is a buy. Alphabet, formerly known as Google, is one of the most talked about stocks in the investing community. When you look for Google stock, you get two symbols; $GOOG and $GOOGL. NASDAQ $GOOG (Class C) No voting rights NASDAQ $GOOGL (Class A) One vote per share When the stock split, everyone who owned Google stock at the time got one voting share of GOOGL stock and one non-voting share of GOOG stock. They carry a slightly different value, but the prices correspond. As far as the stock performance goes, Alphabet Inc stock is up 13% over the last month, 14% over the last 3 months, 20% in 2017, 29% over the last year and 215% over the last 5 years. Current market capitalization is close to $650 billion. The price to earnings ratio is around 30 as well. Google does not pay dividends to shareholders. Investing In Google Stock | Why Alphabet Is A Buy? 1. www.google.com The truth is, we “google” the answer. We don’t “bing” or “yahoo” it. Google is THE search engine. Here is the market share of Google Search Engine in 2017 so far, according to Net Market share: Mobile & Tablet: Google has 95.73% Market Share Desktop: Google has 79.6% Market Share Console: Google has 95.48% Market Share 2. Their products are essential to our everyday lives. Gmail: Over 1 Billion monthly active users YouTube: Nearly one out of every two people on the internet use it monthly Google Chrome: Most popular search engine in the world Android: Has 88% market share of all smartphones Google Maps: Broke 1 Billion monthly active users back in 2014 3. Data is the new oil. Google does not charge for their products. Instead, Google collects data which is far more valuable. Many, including myself, speculate that Google has more data than any other organization. Data is worth billions of dollars to advertisers. Data allows for targeting and better ad campaigns. In 2016, Google Advertising brought in $67B or 90% of all revenue. As TV subscriptions die off, more advertisers will be coming to Google and Facebook with their ad budgets. 4. Google is founder led. Google is still led by co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Founder led companies have a track record of outperforming other companies. In fact, a study by 3 Purdue University professors found that S&P 500 companies where the founder is still CEO are more innovative, generate 31% more patents, create more valuable patents and are more more likely to make bold investments. The last thing that interests me in Google as an investment is the business model of Google. Essentially, AdWords and AdSense are their bread and butter. Other revenue sources account for a small percentage, but the come from the Play Store, Chromecast, Chromebook, Google Cloud Storage and more. The cash generated from this algorithm Google has created funds small bets. These include projects like self driving cars, Google Genomics, Google DeepMind, Project Loon, Google Fiber and more. These small bets could be huge for the company if they go anywhere. If not, it wasn’t a huge venture. Website! http://ift.tt/2hWvg0t Follow me on Twitter! https://twitter.com/RyanOScribner Facebook! http://ift.tt/2k1uEsg Snapchat! ryanoscribner Related Articles: Should I Buy Alphabet Inc (GOOG) Stock? 3 Pros, 3 Cons http://ift.tt/2pXhDSb 10 Reasons to Buy Alphabet Inc Stock and Never Sell http://ift.tt/2qsK11Z If this video brought value to you, please leave a like! If you are looking to find out more about anything I discussed, drop me a comment or contact me on Twitter. Subscribe to be updated on my journey through life! DISCLAIMER: I am not a financial adviser. These videos are for educational purposes only. Investing of any kind involves risk. While it is possible to minimize risk, your investments are solely your responsibility. It is imperative that you conduct your own research. I am merely sharing my opinion with no guarantee of gains or losses on investments.
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