Google parent Alphabet is now a $1 trillion company, according to Verge “The search giant (GOOG) is the fourth to hit a $1 trillion market cap”.
Google’s parent company Alphabet ($GOOG) is now the fourth US company to hit a market cap of $1 trillion. It hit the number just before markets closed on Thursday, ending the day’s trading at $1,451.70 per share, up 0.87 percent.
Breaking: Google parent Alphabet becomes the fourth U.S. firm to reach $1 trillion in market value, reflecting tech’s move to the forefront of the world economy https://t.co/L0gnj4f6MV
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 16, 2020
Google CEO Sundar Pichai took over as CEO of Alphabet in December, after Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin relinquished control of Alphabet. It’s been a bumpy couple of years at the company that included allegations of sexual misconduct by executives and a 20,000-person Google Walkout employee protest.
Companies, industries, economies are all built on workers working. Consider the power of labor withheld. Tips for how to organize a walkout with @mer__edith, an organizer of Google’s 20,000 person walkout and smart thinker on things tech and human. https://t.co/aLxwx94fN2
— Malia Wollan (@mwollan) August 28, 2019
Alphabet is slated to report fourth-quarter earnings on February 3rd, and Wall Street analysts are expecting it to report revenue of $46.9 billion, a year-over-year uptick of almost 20 percent.
Apple was the first US company to hit a $1 trillion cap in 2018, followed later that year by Amazon, and Microsoft hit the $1 trillion mark in April 2019. The first company ever to hit a $1 trillion market cap was PetroChina in 2007. And late last year, Saudi Aramco became the first $2 trillion company shortly after its debut on the Riyadh stock exchange in December.