Apple began selling its stock with its initial public offering on Dec. 12, 1980 when it made 4.6 million shares available to the public. At this time, the stock was valued at $22 per share, although this IPO price has since been adjusted to $0.39 due to the company's four stock splits.Continue Reading
During the first day of trading, Apple stock rose by 32 percent to $29 per share or $0.51 per share with the split adjusted price. Although the stock saw some initial success, by May 24, 1985, when founder Steve Jobs was ousted from power, its price had fallen to $18.12, which is equal to $0.28 in the split adjusted price.
Apple stock rose greatly in more recent years, going up by 49 percent between 2014 and 2015. The stock rose by 97 percent between 2013 and 2015 and by 273 percent from 2010 to 2015.
The worst trading session for Apple stock was on Sept. 29, 2000, as the stock fell by 51.9 percent on this day. In contrast, the company's best ever trading session was on Aug. 6, 1997, when it rose by 33.3 percent.
Apple stock is listed on the NASDAQ market under the symbol AAPL. Based on the split adjusted price of the Apple IPO, the company's stock has risen by more than 21,000 percent as of Dec. 1, 2014.Learn more about Corporations