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How to buy Alphabet stock

6 simple steps to owning and managing your GOOGL shares.

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How to buy shares in Alphabet

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Alphabet. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GOOGL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Alphabet reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $1428.1, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Alphabet, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Alphabet. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS: NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT FDIC INSURED • NO BANK GUARANTEE • MAY LOSE VALUE

Price details for Alphabet (GOOGL)

Open $1420.4301 Previous close $1418.24
High $1433.975 Change $9.86
Low $1417.04 Change % 0.695%
Close $1428.1 Timestamp 1590767580
Volume N/A GMT offset 0

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Alphabet company summary

Information last updated 2020-05-29.

Alphabet (GOOGL) is a leading Interactive Media & Services business based in the USA. Alphabet (GOOGL) is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 123048 staff.

Profile

Industry Internet Content & Information Currency symbol $
Code GOOGL Country name USA
Type Common Stock Country ISO US
Name Alphabet Inc ISIN US02079K3059
Exchange NASDAQ CUSIP 02079K305
Currency code USD Sector Communication Services
Currency name US Dollar Full-time employees 123048

Detailed company information

Alphabet Inc. provides online advertising services in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Canada, and Latin America. It offers performance and brand advertising services. The company operates through Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment offers products, such as Ads, Android, Chrome, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Hardware, Search, and YouTube, as well as technical infrastructure. It also offers digital content, cloud services, hardware devices, and other miscellaneous products and services. The Other Bets segment includes businesses, including Access, Calico, CapitalG, GV, Verily, Waymo, and X, as well as Internet and television services. Alphabet Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

When does Alphabet's fiscal year end?

Alphabet's fiscal year ends in December.

Where is Alphabet based?

In the USA. Alphabet's address is 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, United States, 94043.

What is Alphabet's international securities identification number?

Alphabet's ISIN is US02079K3059.

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