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How to buy Apple stock

6 simple steps to owning and managing your AAPL shares.

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How to buy shares in Apple

  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 Apple. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AAPL. 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 Apple 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 $319.07, 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 Apple, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Apple. 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 Apple (AAPL)

Open $319.25 Previous close $318.25
High $320 Change $0.82
Low $316.47 Change % 0.258%
Close $319.07 Timestamp 1590768780
Volume N/A GMT offset 0

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Market summary for Apple

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Apple company summary

Information last updated 2020-05-28.

Apple (AAPL) is a leading Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals business based in the USA. Apple (AAPL) is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 137000 staff.

Profile

Industry Consumer Electronics Currency symbol $
Code AAPL Country name USA
Type Common Stock Country ISO US
Name Apple Inc ISIN US0378331005
Exchange NASDAQ CUSIP 037833100
Currency code USD Sector Technology
Currency name US Dollar Full-time employees 137000

Detailed company information

Apple Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. It also sells various related services. The company offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; Mac, a line of personal computers; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and wearables, home, and accessories comprising AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, HomePod, iPod touch, and other Apple-branded and third-party accessories. It also provides digital content stores and streaming services; AppleCare support services; and iCloud, a cloud service, which stores music, photos, contacts, calendars, mail, documents, and others. In addition, the company offers various service, such as Apple Arcade, a game subscription service; Apple Card, a co-branded credit card; Apple News+, a subscription news and magazine service; and Apple Pay, a cashless payment service, as well as licenses its intellectual property, and provides other related services. The company serves consumers, and small and mid-sized businesses; and the education, enterprise, and government markets. It sells and delivers third-party applications for its products through the App Store, Mac App Store, and Watch App Store. The company also sells its products through its retail and online stores, and direct sales force; and third-party cellular network carriers, wholesalers, retailers, and resellers. Apple Inc. has a collaboration with Google to develop COVID-19 tracking system for Android and iOS devices. Apple Inc. was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Cupertino, California.

When does Apple's fiscal year end?

Apple's fiscal year ends in September.

Where is Apple based?

In the USA. Apple's address is One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA, United States, 95014.

What is Apple's international securities identification number?

Apple's ISIN is US0378331005.

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