How to buy Darktrace (DARK.LSE) shares

Here's everything we know so far about the Darktrace IPO.

Darktrace debuted on the London Stock Exchange on April 30 2021 at £2.50 per share, which valued the company at £1.7 billion. Shortly after it's debut, its shares rose by 43% to £3.58 per share.

Darktrace shares are now available to purchase on the London Stock Exchange. Here's how you can buy Darktrace shares.

What we know about the Darktrace IPO

Darktrace, an artificial intelligence company, announced on April 12 2021 that it intended to float on the London Stock Exchange. The company admitted its shares on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange on April 30 2021.

The stock cost 250p per share at launch and rose by 43% on its launch day.

How to buy shares in Darktrace

Before you can invest in Darktrace, you'll need to open a brokerage account.

  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 Darktrace. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DARK.LSE. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy immediately with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Darktrace 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 Darktrace, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Darktrace. 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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Fees for buying 100x Darktrace shares with popular platforms

Share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $200 £0.00
£483.40 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.82
£485.22 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £11.95
£495.35 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £7.99
£491.39 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £0.00
£483.40 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £9.50
£492.90 total
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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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