What's up with Google's plan to split its stock

Larry Page kicked off Google's earnings call today with a run-down of his statements in the Founders' Letter and some broad brushstrokes around the company's new stock structure, which will see Google create a new class of shares, effectively a two-for-one stock split for existing shareholders. As with the company's original two-class voting structure, Page today reiterated that this new structure is a sign of the company's long-term investment in its future, but not a signal that it is planning "any big acquisitions." It is also something of a bold statement on the part of Google -- possibly to show the company's confidence in its business in the run-up to Facebook's IPO, and to give its founders more control over how Google develops in the future.

What's up with Google's plan to split its stock

(AP) -- Google Inc. has announced plans to issue a new class of stock to existing shareholders, effectively splitting shares 2 to 1. It's an unusual approach that reflects a desire by Google's ...

Fri 13 Apr 12 from Phys.org

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Google proposes stock split as profit soars

Google on Thursday posted a quarterly profit of $2.89 billion and said its board is backing a proposal for a stock split.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Google announces strong first quarter results, two-for-one stock split

Internet search giant Google has reported strong first quarter results culminating in a 60 percent increase in earnings year on year, as well as an unusual two-for-one stock split that will ...

Fri 13 Apr 12 from Techspot

Google stock split helps Page, Brin maintain grip

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc announced a stock split designed to preserve the control of co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin over the world's No. 1 Web search engine, asking investors ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Reuters Technology

Google plans stock split; results spur relief, Thu 12 Apr 12 from Reuters Technology

Google: Profit up 61%, stock split

Google on Thursday reported a 61% jump in profit and a 2-for-1 stock split.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from USA today

Google plans 2-for-1 stock split

The move will help the search giant maintain leadership's control over the company.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from USA today

Google's Page, Founders' Letter: 2-for-1 Stock Split An Investment For The Long Term, Not Big Acquisitions

Larry Page kicked off Google's earnings call today with a run-down of his statements in the Founders' Letter and some broad brushstrokes around the company's new stock structure, which will ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from TechCrunch

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