I choose Nike for one of my stocks because I buy a lot of their equipment and apparel. It is also a popular brand to others and it has stores across the globe. Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman co-founded the Nike Company in 1972. It is based in Beaverton, Oregon in Washington County. Nike has 26,000 employees and generated $13.7 billion in the year 2005. On December 2,1980 Nike was first listed on the stock exchange. Nike News On May 31, 2006 judges were suspicious that sportswear company Nike Inc. and Paris Saint-Germain soccer club may have avoided paying social charges on players' salaries started legal action Wednesday against the club. PSG was placed under investigation a step short of formal charges for alleged fraud and for hiding employment. French investigators had initially focused on player transfers from 1998 to 2003. Judges suspect that PSG repaid Nike for the payments, and that the system enabled it to avoid health and welfare charges that it would have faced had it paid players directly in salaries. PSG's attorney Patrick Maisonneuve said Nike's contracts with players should not be regarded as part of their salaries. He said the case was based on a difference of interpretation between the judges and the club with regard to players' contracts. The Nike stock was down a few days after this event, but I am not sure if it is a direct cause. Nike Stock Performance Nike Graph 880.00 860.00 840.00 net worth 820.00 Series1 800.00 780.00 760.00 740.00 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 # of stock checkups Overall, the Nike stock did alright even though it ended up losing money. The stock was always fluctuating and inconsistent. I began with $838.90 and lost a total of $38.90. I choose Pepsi to be apart of one of my stocks because Pepsi is one of the most popular soft drinks on the market and I thought it would do well. In 1903 a man by the name Caleb Bradham founded the soft drink Pepsi. Their company is located in Purchase, New York and has many more offices across the world. Pepsi has 143,000 employees and their revenue was $29.3 billion in 2004. In 1919 Pepsi was officially on the stock exchange. Pepsi Stock Performance Pepsi Stock 550 540 net worth 530 Series1 520 510 500 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 # of checkups Pepsi began at $518.40 and it ended at $543.78, which means I made $25.38 on Pepsi. At the end it made a good charge because I thought I was going to lose money. Pepsi News PepsiCo Inc. said it agreed to change its SoBe Life Water brand's packaging under a settlement with Energy Brands Inc., which alleged in a lawsuit last month that PepsiCo's brand copied Energy's Glaceau vitamin water's packaging. The packaging intended to confuse consumers included a nearly identical bottle, a two-toned label and a clear plastic cap. SoBe Life Water and Glaceau vitamin water are enhanced water products that contain vitamins and minerals. The lawsuit had asked that PepsiCo be stopped from selling Life Water in its current packaging and from doing anything else likely to confuse consumers into thinking Life Water was vitamin water or comes from Glaceau. SoBe products will not be withdrawn from the shelves, new batches will be in the changed packaging. The lawsuit is the latest skirmish in the beverage arena as companies like PepsiCo are trying hard to woo consumers who are moving away from sugary soft drinks to healthier low-or no-calorie products, such as water and reduced sugar juices. The added nutritional supplements in products like vitamin water also are aimed at consumers who are willing to pay extra for the so-called health benefits. PepsiCo shares were up 35 cents at $59.09 on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. I choose Google because it is a popular web site that millions view everyday. Because of this I thought it would be very successful. Google was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The company is based in Mountain View, California. They contain 5,680 employees and generated $6.14 billion in 2005. In 1999 Google was placed on the stock exchange. Google News China welcomes foreign Internet companies working in China, but they must respect and abide by the country's laws. The comments by the ministry's spokesman followed remarks by Google Inc. co- founder Sergey Brin acknowledging the Internet company has compromised its principles by accommodating Chinese censorship demands. The spokesman said China took a positive attitude towards working with companies such as Google, but any cooperation must exist within a framework of law and that Beijing hoped firms would abide by China's regulations. Google's Brin said the Internet company had agreed to the censorship demands only after Chinese authorities blocked its service in that country. Google's China-approved Web service omits politically sensitive information that might be retrieved during Internet searches. Its agreement with China has provoked considerable criticism from human rights groups. Google shares went up the next day by a lot but it may not be directly related to the situation. Google Stock Performance Google Graph 12,000.00 10,000.00 8,000.00 net worth 6,000.00 Series1 4,000.00 2,000.00 0.00 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 # of checkups Google began at $8,642.50 and ended up at $9,298.50. I made $656 from this stock. This was a very reliable sock because at one time I made a little over $2,000. Conclusion In conclusion I made $642.48 on the three stocks that I picked. Most of the revenue came from Google. Pepsi chipped in a little bit as well and Nike lost a considerable amount of money as you saw.
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