Stock Splits Have Been Announced by 2 Major Growth Companies in the U.S.

Both Amazon and Google stock will split 20 to 1

What is a stock split?

   A stock split is an action in which a company issues additional shares to shareholders, increasing the total number of shares by the specified ratio. Companies most frequently choose to split their stock to lower the price for the investors, and to increase the liquidity of trading in its shares. 

    A split does not fundamentally change the company’s value, even though the number of shares outstanding increases by a specific multiple. The most common split ratios are 2-for-1 or 3-for-1, which means that the stockholder will have two or three shares, respectively, for every share held earlier. 

    For example, if you own 1 share of any stock worth $1,000, and there was a 2-to-1 split with that stock, then you would own 2 shares that cost $500 (your total investment is still $1,000).

Why is this good?

Amazon and Google have been leading the technology sector for quite some time, and the two large powerhouse companies have only grown larger since the rise of the pandemic. AMZN and GOOG are the two most influential economic cultural forces in the world, both are listed in the Big Five American Information Technology companies.

   Investing in Amazon is unlike most other stocks because you are well diversified just from owning one single company. Amazon focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. Amazon also owns many other corporations that are completely unrelated, such as Whole Foods, IMDb, Zappos, and many more. 

For over two decades, people have relied on the ability to Google things to find answers to ANYTHING. Google morphed the way we work and learn in our everyday lives by not having to look through encyclopedias, providing a much easier and more efficient way using the internet. Google specializes in internet related services and products, including a search engine, online advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google also owns many other companies such as YouTube, Fitbit, Nest, Waze, and more.

If Google and Amazon are such great stocks, then why doesn’t EVERYONE own them? After the split occurs, we predict that more investors will have both Amazon and Google in their portfolio’s because the stocks will be more affordable! Amazon and Google provide long-term growth potential and multiple expansion.  The price of Amazon as of today is $2,966.00, and the price of Google is $2,663.25. If the stock had split today, or splits at today’s price, Amazon would cost $148.30, and Google would cost $133.16 per share.

Amazon will split 20 to 1 on June 3, 2022

Amazon Stock Split History (AMZN) has 3 splits in our stock split history database. The first split for AMZN took place on June 02, 1998. This was a 2-for-1 split, meaning for each share of AMZN owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares

AMZN’s second split took place on January 05, 1999. This was a 3-for-1 split, meaning for each share of AMZN owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 3 shares. 

AMZN’s third split took place on September 02, 1999. This was a 2-for-1 split, meaning for each share of AMZN owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2 shares.

Google will split 20 to 1 on July 1, 2022

Google Stock Split History

Alphabet (GOOG) has 2 splits in our GOOG split history database. The first split for GOOG took place on March 27, 2014. This was a 2002-for-1,000 split, meaning for each 1,000 shares of GOOG owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 2002 shares.

GOOG’s second split took place on April 27, 2015.  This was a 10,027,455-for-10,000,000 split; meaning, for each 10,000,000 shares of GOOG owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 10,027,455 shares

What does this mean?

Amazon and Google do not pay a dividend; the split is a way to give current stockholders a bonus, because after the split, each investor will receive 20 new shares of stock! More importantly, the price of owning shares in AMZN and GOOG after the split will be 20-times less expensive, and investors are hoping that the share price will continue to grow after the split.

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