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Google 2.0: A Big Day Is Coming For Investors

It was almost a year ago when technology giant Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) started a second class of trading shares. The company actually has three classes of shares (A, B and C), but only the A and C shares are publicly traded. In a couple of weeks, we will reach the one-year anniversary of Google's effective stock split. When you combine this date with some recent executive sale news, Google shares are about to enter a new era. Today, I'll detail what this all means for investors.

I want to briefly recap how Google is structured because the situation is a bit complex and unlike many companies. Google originally had two classes of shares, A and B. Class B shares do not trade, but each Class B share has 10 voting rights, while Class A shares have one voting right. This kept Google's main guys, Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, holding most of the voting power. That continues to be evident as per the following statement detailed in the most recent 10-K filing from the company. Read more