How To Buy Alcon AG (ALC) Stock

78.49 ↑0.58 (0.74%)
As of Market Close on November 29 2021.


Alcon AG (ALC) 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 ALC.

  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 Alcon AG 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 ALC on the brokerage platform.

    Once your funds are in your account, look for Alcon AG on your broker by searching for the name (Alcon AG) or the ticker symbol (ALC).

  4. Buy the stock.

    Now that you've found Alcon AG on your broker, you can submit a purchase order to buy the stock for $78.49 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 Alcon AG 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 Alcon AG. Congratulations!

Should You Buy ALC Stock Now?

In the past week, the price per share of Alcon AG has gone down ↓1.35 (-1.69%) and the daily volume has decreased significantly. You should buy ALC now if you think the stock will recover soon or wait until you think it's done dropping.

In the end, no one nor metric can tell you whether or not ALC 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.

ALC Stock Performance

  • Current price: $78.49
  • Yesterday's price: $77.9100
  • Price Change (Last 24 Hours): ↑0.58 (0.74%)
  • Price Change (Last 14 Days): ↓5.04 (-6.03%)

Sector Performance

  • Sector: Healthcare
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