Alphabet Shares Owned by Insiders vs. Cash and Equivalents Fundamental AnalysisAlphabet is rated # 4 in cash and equivalents category among related companies. It is rated # 4 in shares owned by insiders category among related companies . The ratio of Cash and Equivalents to Shares Owned by Insiders for Alphabet is about 17,782,608,696 Cash or Cash Equivalents are the most liquid of all assets found on company's balance sheet. It is used in calculating many of the firm's liquidity ratios and is a good indicator of overall financial health of a company. Companies with a lot of cash are usually attractive takeover targets. Cash Equivalents are balance sheet items that are typically reported using currency printed on notes.
Cash equivalents represent current assets that are easily convertible to cash such as short term bonds, savings account, money market funds, or certificate of deposits (CDs). One of the important consideration companies make when classifying assets as cash equivalent is that investments they report on their balance sheets under current assets should have almost no risk of change in value over the next few months (usually 3 months).Shares Owned by Insiders show percentage of outstanding shares owned by insiders (such as key officers or members of the board of directors) or private individuals and entities with over 5% of the total shares outstanding. Company executives or private individuals with access to insider information share information about a firm's operations that is not available to the general public.
Although the research on effects of insider trading on prices and volatility is still relatively inconclusive, investors are advised to pay a close attention to the distribution of equities among company's stakeholders to avoid many problems associated with the disclosure of price sensitive information.