# Question: How Much Is A Share?

## What is the price of a share?

The market price per share of stock—usually termed simply “share price”— is the dollar amount that investors are willing to pay for one share of a company’s stock.

## How the share price is calculated?

Stock prices are determined by matching buy and sell orders. Each buy order is an offer to buy certain number of shares for a certain price, called bid. Each sell order is an offer to sell certain number of shares at a certain price called ask.

## What is the minimum amount of shares you can buy?

Many people would say the smallest number of shares an investor can purchase is one, but the real answer is not quite as straightforward. While there is no minimum order limit on the purchase of a publicly-traded company’s stock, it’s advisable to buy blocks of stock with a minimum value of \$500 to \$1,000.

## Is it worth buying 10 shares of a stock?

To answer your question in short, NO! it does not matter whether you buy 10 shares for \$100 or 40 shares for \$25. You should not evaluate an investment decision on price of a share. Look at the books decide if the company is worth owning, then decide if it’s worth owning at it’s current price.