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The coronavirus outbreak continues to have a big impact on the global economy, and this includes the stock market. Many popular stocks have seen their share price rise and fall in 2020 as investors consider which stocks to buy and sell.

As more and more people are told to stay at home, video conferencing services such as Skype are likely to become more popular as a way for people to connect with friends, family and colleagues. Skype Technologies is a telecommunications company specialising in video chat, online voice calls and instant messaging.

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Can I buy Skype shares?

While you can't invest directly in Skype, you can buy Microsoft shares, which is the company that owns Skype. Microsoft is listed on the NASDAQ with stock code MSFT.US the current share price is $233.055 (25-minute delay).

Skype is owned by Microsoft (MSFT) a leading Software business based in the USA. It opened the day at $231.89, after a previous close of $229.53. During the day the price has varied from a low of $230.08 to a high of $234.18. The latest price was $233.055 (25 minute delay). Skype (MSFT) is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 163000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollar.

How to buy stock in Skype

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in Ireland you’ll need to find a trading platform that offers access to international stock markets. If you’re just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, including your ID. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Skype (Microsoft). Find the share 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 Skype (Microsoft) reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, 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 233.055$, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise 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 Skype (Microsoft). Optimise 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.
Information last updated 2021-01-24.
Open$231.89Previous close$229.53
High$234.18Change$3.525
Low$230.08Change %1.536%
Close$233.055Timestamp2021-01-26
Volume25889465GMT offset0
IndustrySoftware-InfrastructureCurrency symbol$
CodeMSFTCountry nameUSA
TypeCommon StockCountry ISOUS
NameMicrosoft CorporationISINUS5949181045
ExchangeNASDAQCUSIP594918104
Currency codeUSDSectorTechnology
Currency nameUS DollarFull-time employees163000

Skype (Microsoft) share price

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An overview of Microsoft the parent company of Skype

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, OneDrive, and LinkedIn; 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 offers 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 provides Windows original equipment manufacturer (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 offers Surface, PC accessories, PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, and other devices; Gaming, including Xbox hardware, and Xbox content and services; video games and third-party video game royalties; and Search, including Bing and Microsoft advertising. It sells its products through OEMs, distributors, and resellers; and directly through digital marketplaces, online stores, and retail stores. It has a strategic collaboration with DXC Technology. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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