|Bid||1,507.00 x 1200|
|Ask||1,508.92 x 900|
|Day's range||1,503.23 - 1,521.82|
|52-week range||1,013.54 - 1,586.99|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||1.04|
|PE ratio (TTM)||33.14|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y target est||1,673.41|
As the antitrust drumbeat continues to pound on tech giants, with Reuters reporting comments today from the U.S. Justice Department that it's moving "full-tilt" on an investigation of platform giants including Google parent Alphabet, startups in Europe's travel sector are dialing up their allegations of anti-competitive behavior against the search giant. Google has near complete grip on the search market in Europe, with a regional market share in excess of 90%, according to Statcounter. Unsurprisingly, industry sources say a majority of travel bookings start as a Google search -- giving the tech giant huge leverage over the coronavirus-hit sector.
Buying into a company with shares that cost four figures for just $2 or less may sound like a fantasy, but it's possible for anyone thanks to an increasing number of brokerages now offering dollar-based investing. Dollar-based investing is an alternative to the traditional method of purchasing stocks, which involved placing a purchase order to buy a certain number of shares (and often paying a commission to do it). With brokers that allow dollar-based investing, you place an order to invest a certain amount of money in a particular stock (and your order will likely be commission-free).
Sympathy poured in for Epic Games Thursday night and the following day after the company doubled down on its legal actions against Big Tech. Shortly after bringing a lawsuit against Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) on antitrust grounds for removing Epic's Fortnite video game from its App Store, Epic filed a similar suit against Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG)(NASDAQ: GOOGL) for doing the same with its Google Play store. In a statement sent to USA Today regarding the Apple lawsuit, Spotify wrote that "[w]e applaud Epic Games' decision to take a stand against Apple and shed further light on Apple's abuse of its dominant position."