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How to buy Microsoft stock

6 simple steps to owning and managing your MSFT shares.

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How to buy shares in Microsoft

  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 Microsoft. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MSFT. 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 Microsoft 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 $206.26, 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 Microsoft, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Microsoft. 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 Microsoft (MSFT)

Open $205.68 Previous close $204.7
High $208.02 Change $1.56
Low $205.11 Change % 0.762%
Close $206.26 Timestamp 1593720000
Volume N/A GMT offset 0

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Microsoft company summary

Information last updated 2020-06-25.

Microsoft (MSFT) is a leading Software business based in the USA. Microsoft (MSFT) is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 144000 staff.

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Industry Software—Infrastructure Currency symbol $
Code MSFT Country name USA
Type Common Stock Country ISO US
Name Microsoft Corporation ISIN US5949181045
Exchange NASDAQ CUSIP 594918104
Currency code USD Sector Technology
Currency name US Dollar Full-time employees 144000

Detailed company information

Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance, and Skype for Business, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CAL); Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; LinkedIn that includes Talent and marketing solutions, and subscriptions; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for small and medium businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises. Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses SQL and Windows Servers, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs; GitHub that provides a collaboration platform and code hosting service for developers; and Azure, a cloud platform. It also provides support services and Microsoft consulting services to assist customers in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions; and training and certification to developers and IT professionals on various Microsoft products. Its More Personal Computing segment offers Windows OEM licensing and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system; Windows Commercial, such as volume licensing of the Windows operating system, Windows cloud services, and other Windows commercial offerings; patent licensing; Windows Internet of Things; and MSN advertising. It also provides Microsoft Surface, PC accessories, and other intelligent devices; Gaming, including Xbox hardware, and Xbox software and services; video games and third-party video game royalties; and Search, including Bing and Microsoft advertising. It sells its products through distributors and resellers; and directly through digital marketplaces, online stores, and retail stores. It has strategic partnerships with Humana Inc., Nokia, Telkomsel, Swiss Re, Kubota Corporation, and FedEx Corp. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

When does Microsoft's fiscal year end?

Microsoft's fiscal year ends in June.

Where is Microsoft based?

In the USA. Microsoft's address is One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, United States, 98052.

What is Microsoft's international securities identification number?

Microsoft's ISIN is US5949181045.

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