How To Buy Abbott Laboratories (ABT) Stock

125.88 ↑0.81 (0.65%)
As of November 26, 2021, 12:59pm EST.

Instructions

Abbott Laboratories (ABT) is a common stock listed on the NYSE exchange, which means you can buy the stock from most brokers. Follow the steps below to learn how to purchase shares of ABT.

  1. Open a brokerage account.

    Don't worry, it's easy and free to open a brokerage account. Below are a few of our favorite brokers where you can buy Abbott Laboratories stock from quickly and easily:

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  2. Fund your new account.

    You'll have to transfer money into your new brokerage account before you can buy the stock. Transferring via a bank transfer is recommended and the most common way to fund an account. Some brokers might allow funding via a debit or credit card.

  3. Search for ABT on the brokerage platform.

    Once your funds are in your account, look for Abbott Laboratories on your broker by searching for the name (Abbott Laboratories) or the ticker symbol (ABT).

  4. Buy the stock.

    Now that you've found Abbott Laboratories on your broker, you can submit a purchase order to buy the stock for $125.88 a share (current price). You may also be able to purchase fractional shares, depending on your broker.

    When submitting the purchase order, you may choose to buy shares of Abbott Laboratories at the current market price with a market order or at a set price using a limit order.

    • Market order: Buy or sell a stock immediately, at the current market price.
    • Limit order: Buy or sell a stock only once it reaches your target price.

    Once your order is submitted and fulfilled, you've just bought your first shares of Abbott Laboratories. Congratulations!

Should You Buy ABT Stock Now?

In the past week, the price per share of Abbott Laboratories has gone up ↑0.62 (0.49%) while the daily volume has decreased slightly. You should buy ABT now if you think the stock will continue going up in price.

In the end, no one nor metric can tell you whether or not ABT will go up or down in price. You should be comfortable with the risk of the investment and buy only when you think the time is right.

ABT Stock Performance

  • Current price: $125.88
  • Yesterday's price: $125.0700
  • Price Change (Last 24 Hours): ↑0.81 (0.65%)
  • Price Change (Last 14 Days): ↓3.56 (-2.75%)

Sector Performance

  • Sector: Healthcare
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Industry Performance

  • Industry: Medical Devices
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