The financial crisis of the late 2000’s would spell an end to Apple’s good times. Four years later, in September 2012, when Apple’s stock price first broke $700 per share (accounting for stock splits), one share of Apple bought on IPO day would now be eight shares with an impressive overall return rate of 25,439%.

Apple split the stock again in June 2014, this time seven-for-one. Three years later, in 2017, with Tim Cook at the helm and a services business providing a bulk of revenue, Apple’s stock price is still steadily climbing.

Can I purchase stock directly from Apple?

No, but Apple stock can be purchased through just about any brokerage firm, including online brokerage services.

Does Apple have a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP)?

No, but most brokerages allow you to reinvest dividends.

What exchange does Apple stock trade on?

Apple stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol AAPL.

When was Apple’s initial public offering (IPO)?

Apple’s initial public offering was on December 12, 1980.