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How to buy Fisher & Paykel shares (FPH)

Learn how to easily invest in Fisher & Paykel shares on the NZX.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare designs and manufactures a range of healthcare devices for acute care, respiratory care and sleep apnea. Shares in the company (FPH) are listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) and all prices are listed in New Zealand dollars.

How to buy shares in Fisher & Paykel on the New Zealand Exchange

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  2. Open and fund your share trading 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 Fisher & Paykel Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FHP. 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 Fisher & Paykel 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. 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 Fisher & Paykel, depending on your share trading account.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Fisher & Paykel. 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.

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Fisher & Paykel overview and background

Founded in New Zealand in 1969, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare first started life as a division of Fisher & Paykel Industries. Though Fisher & Paykel Industries is best known as an appliance manufacturer, it expanded into the healthcare sector in the late 1960s with the creation of a ventilator for use in respiratory care.

The medical division of the company grew quickly and was renamed Fisher & Paykel Healthcare by 1990. Fisher & Paykel Industries then separated into separate healthcare and appliance companies in 2001, with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare listed publicly on the NZX and Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Today, the company specialises in products used in respiratory care, surgery and the treatment of sleep apnea. Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s respiratory products and therapies are now in use in hospitals and homes in over 120 countries.

Performance and company results

In its half-year report released in November 2020, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare reported a record net profit increase of 86%. The company’s net profit after tax was $225.5 million, with operating revenue of $910.2 million.

This performance was influenced in part by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to an increase in demand for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare’s respiratory care products and systems.

Key details

NameFisher & Paykel Healthcare Corporation LimitedIndustryMedical Instruments & Supplies
Ticker symbolFPHISINNZFAPE0001S2
TypeOrdinary sharesDate listed on NZX1 Nov 1979
End of financial yearMarchChief executive officerLewis Gradon
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