In which companies do you own a single share, or token amount, of stock?

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In which companies do you own a single share, or token amount, of stock?

Post by tristessa79 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:25 am

I know it's not exactly the Boglehead way, but I'm sure most of us here own a few individual company stocks outside of our index funds.

I'm interested in hearing about the ones you own for not-just-financial reasons: your beliefs, your interests, sentimentality (!) or the freebies, such as:
  • I'm a fan of Warren Buffett's wisdom, so bought a single share of BRK-B in order to have some skin in the game. (Just like betting to make a basketball game more "interesting"!) Also, so I could get a ticket to the shareholder's meeting.
  • A friend brought a single share of Tesla stock in symbolic and philosophical support of clean energy (almost "putting his money where his mouth is").
  • I think I recall a Buffett interview once where he described buying 100 shares of a friend's company just to keep tabs on them.
  • I know a number of companies offer discounts on their products to shareholders.
Which companies do you own a piece of for reasons like the above?

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Post by Magmadragoon313 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:41 am

Funny I should read this just after selling off a bunch of single stocks that were more gut purchases, High dividend(%10 or more) or stocks i thought were a good gamble. Decided to stick them all in funds so I would stop looking at it every day!! The only two Single stocks I kept were a small amount in a weed stock and some in Walgreens.

Why you ask? If you didn't I will tell you any way. Pot stock is really just a gamble that it will become legalized as time goes on and I want to be able to ride the wave just a little bit. Walgreens because I think it is undervalued(really another gamble I am just trying to look smart) but still has some stability. If Walgreens starts selling CBD products or Medical Marijuana maybe both will increase! :D

But as you can tell I have no idea what I am doing so you can see why I moved my money to funds...to protect it from myself!

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Post by TomatoTomahto » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:48 am

We only own one share of BRK.A because it would cost too much to sell. The kids will get the stepped up basis.
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Post by Broken Man 1999 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11 pm

I have 4.129 shares of Wabtec, shares spun off by a business deal involving Wabtec and GE.

Currently on my holding I am up 13 cents, stock trading at $78.01, but I'm holding out for $79/share with a limit order I put in a couple of days ago.

All my other individual stocks are each valued in the thousands of dollars. So a holding worth $315-$320 seems to qualify as a token amount.

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Post by miamivice » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:13 pm

tristessa79 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:25 am
I know it's not exactly the Boglehead way, but I'm sure most of us here own a few individual company stocks outside of our index funds.

I'm interested in hearing about the ones you own for not-just-financial reasons: your beliefs, your interests, sentimentality (!) or the freebies, such as:
  • I'm a fan of Warren Buffett's wisdom, so bought a single share of BRK-B in order to have some skin in the game. (Just like betting to make a basketball game more "interesting"!) Also, so I could get a ticket to the shareholder's meeting.
  • A friend brought a single share of Tesla stock in symbolic and philosophical support of clean energy (almost "putting his money where his mouth is").
  • I think I recall a Buffett interview once where he described buying 100 shares of a friend's company just to keep tabs on them.
  • I know a number of companies offer discounts on their products to shareholders.
Which companies do you own a piece of for reasons like the above?
I bought a single share of Wynn, when my wife and I were young and went to Vegas. I was impressed with the casino and wanted to be part-owner of the casino. Yes, it was a gamble...we decided to gamble in Vegas by buying a share of Wynn rather than at the poker table. It's gone up 5x since buying it, eventually I figure it'll pay for our trip.

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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:23 pm

I've got 25 shares of BRK/b. I've wanted to test my thoughts that offloading dividend paying large US ETFs to this non-dividend paying stock could reduce my ongoing tax liabilities. It helped to push myself to looking at state treatment of cap gains (12%) and dividends (5%) and has me rethinking that dividends are always bad.
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Post by dratkinson » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:44 pm

Owned individual stocks when I thought I knew more about investing than I did. Lost money.

Invested in friend's business. Lost money.

I've been skinned too many times to care about "skin in the game".

Most recently owned a few shares resulting from MET demutualization. The annual dividends were never QDI and the shares were an additional account to manage. Sold to simplify my life.

I don't miss owning individual shares or investing in small businesses.

If it can't be bought in a major index, then I don't care about it.
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Post by oldcomputerguy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:51 pm

In fact I do own one share (well, one and a bit thanks to DRIP) of my former employer. I guess it’s for sentimental reasons, although a small part of me considers it as ornery (forcing them to send me stockholders’ reports :twisted: ).
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Post by sailaway » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:07 pm

About 5% of my personal portfolio/2% of our joint portfolio is in Motif, so I directly own bits and pieces of a lot of different companies. However, dividends are auto reinvesting to an ETF. Between that and all of our other savings, this percentage is decreasing rapidly and most are doing fairly well, so they sit.

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Post by Broken Man 1999 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:10 pm

TomatoTomahto wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:48 am
We only own one share of BRK.A because it would cost too much to sell. The kids will get the stepped up basis.
Nice problem to have, kids will be happy you held on, I suspect! :beer

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Post by ralph124cf » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:12 pm

For a few years I owned one share of GM. When I bought my most recent house, the best loan offered came thru GMAC, which offered 1/4 point discount on the interest rate for owners of GM stock.

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Post by tesuzuki2002 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:13 pm

ralph124cf wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:12 pm
For a few years I owned one share of GM. When I bought my most recent house, the best loan offered came thru GMAC, which offered 1/4 point discount on the interest rate for owners of GM stock.

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Broken Man 1999 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11 pm
I have 4.129 shares of Wabtec, shares spun off by a business deal involving Wabtec and GE.

Currently on my holding I am up 13 cents, stock trading at $78.01, but I'm holding out for $79/share with a limit order I put in a couple of days ago.

All my other individual stocks are each valued in the thousands of dollars. So a holding worth $315-$320 seems to qualify as a token amount.

Broken Man 1999
haha!! Sounds like we are doing the Same. I have open Sell orders for my WABTEC also. I set my sell order at $80 a while back. The small ownership annoys me. lol.

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Post by tesuzuki2002 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:14 pm

ralph124cf wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:12 pm
For a few years I owned one share of GM. When I bought my most recent house, the best loan offered came thru GMAC, which offered 1/4 point discount on the interest rate for owners of GM stock.

Ralph
that's nice! I didn't know that little bonus. I've got around 40 shares in GM though. Probably don't get more points with more shares. HAHA.

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Post by UpperNwGuy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:32 pm

tristessa79 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:25 am
I know it's not exactly the Boglehead way, but I'm sure most of us here own a few individual company stocks outside of our index funds.
I seriously doubt that "most of us here own a few individual company stocks outside of our index funds." I own no individual stocks, have never owned individual stocks, have never considered owning individual stocks, and have no future plans to purchase individual stocks. I suspect a majority of forum members are like me. It's just not the Boglehead way.

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Post by Broken Man 1999 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:35 pm

Strictly for sentimental reasons I wish I had kept a stock certificate for a single share from my original MegaCorp, but we sold everything long ago. I do have plenty of stock certificates from my father's Sub-chapter S corporation, but those certificates are pretty drab compared to the certificates issued by the big companies. The certificates from the big companies were almost works of art, in my opinion

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Post by finfire » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:35 pm

Very unboglehead of me but I have several shares of Visa.

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Post by Earl Lemongrab » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:40 pm

The only individual stock I have is MegaCorp. Years ago they had some sort of profit-sharing deal where they put stock shares into an account at ComputerShare for employees. They did that for a few years. I didn't reinvest the dividends, so the shares have just been sitting there. I keep meaning to transfer them over to Edge, but effort.

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Post by nisiprius » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:59 pm

1) I bought a single share of Target stock, in a presentation frame, as a gift for a granddaughter years ago, when she was maybe thirteen or so. The share price was about $50, but the sort of quasi-scam web-based company in the business of providing grandparents with single shares of grandkid-friendly stocks charged, I dunno, $89.95 or $109.95 or something. At the same time I bought her a $50 series EE savings bond and a $50 series I savings bond.

I had hoped it would spark many pleasant teachable minutes explaining inflation and so forth, but it was a total dud. Left her cold. All I did was saddle her folks with the nuisance of dealing with small-change dividend checks and complexities on her tax returns. I have no idea whether she has any of those things any more.

2) It wasn't a single share, but something like forty shares of stock in an electric company had been left to me in a parent's estate and I decided not to sell them right away, but to use them to get myself admitted to an annual shareholder's meeting in Pennsylvania so that I could propose a shareholder's resolution. In due course I was called on, my resolution was read, and voted down by something like 0.5% for, 99.5% opposed.
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Post by EdNorton » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:59 pm

Churchill Downs, shareholders get free passes to KY derby.
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Post by Elsebet » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:38 pm

In my Fidelity brokerage account I have 1 share of T-Mobile stock they gave to all active customers a year ago.

I also have 6 shares of Cintas stock back from when I worked there in 2004-2006.
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Post by MJS » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:29 pm

Cruise line shares, to get the free on-board credit.
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Post by jsprag » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:37 pm

Held single share of two different companies for very different reasons...

First was a share in a local ski hill when I was in college because shareholders got discounts on season passes.

Second was when I worked in government contracting. Ethics rules prohibited gov employees from participating in negotiations, contract awards, or performance assessments with companies they had a financial interest in. One of our principal suppliers was absolutely infuriating to work with, so I bought a single share to conflict me out of ever having to deal with them again.

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Post by billern » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:41 pm

I bought two shares of Bear Stearns just before they were liquidated and ordered physical stock certificates (two, each representing a single share) from my broker. One of the certificates is framed so I can hang it on the wall. This was done purely for entertainment purposes while I watched the financial crisis unfold. :sharebeer

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Post by mega317 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:56 pm

Last stock I owned was JDS Uniphase. (I didn't buy exactly at the top shown here but close.)


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Post by dcabler » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:06 pm

I own 0.01 share of DuPont. Why? Because 20 years ago I owned individual stocks and sold them all when I moved to mutual funds. And somewhere along the line I made a typo when I tried to sell all of my DuPont stock. I've tried multiple times to get Schwab to make this go away - they say they'll do it and nothing happens. Oh well. :D

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Post by sarabayo » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:11 pm

jsprag wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:37 pm
Second was when I worked in government contracting. Ethics rules prohibited gov employees from participating in negotiations, contract awards, or performance assessments with companies they had a financial interest in. One of our principal suppliers was absolutely infuriating to work with, so I bought a single share to conflict me out of ever having to deal with them again.
Hahaha, that's the best reason I've ever heard for owning a stock. I like it!
:sharebeer

Personally I hold one share of my employer's stock just so I can say I'm a shareholder in my company, even though I never really exercise any of my shareholder privileges (hell I don't know if I even have any at the 1-share level...).

I guess I plan to keep one share of each of my future employers' stocks, too, if they're publicly listed. Since it's just one share it's not like it'll ruin my net worth even if it becomes worthless...
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Post by FinanceStudent » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 pm

I have a very small Robinhood account that is just "play money." In it I have a few shares of Disney, GE, and Wells Fargo.

I also have more sizeable positions in my main brokerage account in Facebook and Intel. Facebook I bought when I thought it looked cheap after its series of privacy scandals, and have made a modest profit on it. I have made a larger profit on Intel and bought it mainly because I wanted some exposure to cloud computing and it has been expanding its data center business (and Amazon's valuation was just too rich for me).

The vast majority of my money is in index funds though.

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Post by Doc » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:12 pm

Broken Man 1999 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:11 pm
I have 4.129 shares of Wabtec, shares spun off by a business deal involving Wabtec and GE.

Currently on my holding I am up 13 cents, stock trading at $78.01, but I'm holding out for $79/share with a limit order I put in a couple of days ago.

All my other individual stocks are each valued in the thousands of dollars. So a holding worth $315-$320 seems to qualify as a token amount.

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We have exactly 2 shares of Wabtec. Our broker distributed the odd share amount in cash. That's going to save us gobs when we sell. 😁
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Post by skierrex » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:18 pm

I have some United Technologies from when I used to work there. They gave me 100 shares when I graduated from college (that they paid for). They also gave me some through their profit sharing plan. It's gone way up since they gave it to me!

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Post by smby » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:28 pm

Own 2 shares of BRKA in my IRA. Back in biz school in 1995 the stock was at $30K and I was like one day would love to buy a share. 5 years back bought one and then bought a second one 2 years back. Happy with the return and totally believe in Warren's strategy. This is the only individual stock I own except for the Megacorp RSU's that I get.

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Post by 97trophy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:45 pm

MSFT, V, PYPL.

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Post by jrbdmb » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:05 pm

Two shares of BRK.B to get the GEICO discount. Note that the discount will pay for my shares within two years, I think that qualifies as Bogle-ish. :happy

I had occasionally thought about getting a share of the Green Bay Packers just for the certificate, but now that I've read a bit about it, nevermind. https://deadspin.com/the-feel-good-scam ... rs-5866292

Perhaps a few shares of Manchester United (MANU) instead, that's only $20 each and is actually a real stock.
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Post by Trader Joe » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:05 pm

tristessa79 wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:25 am
I know it's not exactly the Boglehead way, but I'm sure most of us here own a few individual company stocks outside of our index funds.

I'm interested in hearing about the ones you own for not-just-financial reasons: your beliefs, your interests, sentimentality (!) or the freebies, such as:
  • I'm a fan of Warren Buffett's wisdom, so bought a single share of BRK-B in order to have some skin in the game. (Just like betting to make a basketball game more "interesting"!) Also, so I could get a ticket to the shareholder's meeting.
  • A friend brought a single share of Tesla stock in symbolic and philosophical support of clean energy (almost "putting his money where his mouth is").
  • I think I recall a Buffett interview once where he described buying 100 shares of a friend's company just to keep tabs on them.
  • I know a number of companies offer discounts on their products to shareholders.
Which companies do you own a piece of for reasons like the above?
"I know it's not exactly the Boglehead way, but I'm sure most of us here own a few individual company stocks outside of our index funds."

I do not own any individual company stocks. Index funds only. I prefer to invest my hard earned money wisely.

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Post by DonIce » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:20 pm

I have two shares of Amazon that I bought in 2008 for around $100. Certainly wish I had bought more!

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Post by FOGU » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:33 pm

22 shares of Amazon.com

I'd sell it if I didn't have to pay tax on the gains. I get more than enough exposure to AMZN via total market and SP500 indexes.
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Post by mw1739 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:38 pm

3 shares of Disney that were gifted to me as a child. The couple of dollars I get a year in dividends probably buy my kids a Happy Meal. Also have a much more significant stake in BRK-B to the tune of about 5% of our NW.

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Post by Thesaints » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:02 pm

Every ~$13,000 in VTSAX correspond to ownership of one FB share...

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Post by retire2022 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:50 pm

Op

Unfortunately my 66 shares of Metlife shares spun off 6 shares of Brighthouse Financial and it is currently below its IPO price, and from what the charts and research ZACK, that is is not really worth buying more (risky) and downward movement.

I will wait until I buy appreciating equities with capital gains to offset minor lost of Brighthouse, I had sold off my Metlife shares in 2017 for a profit.

But if anyone is unaware most index funds are open ended and they carry odd lots, so I guess perhaps folks are not aware stocks are added or subtracted as needed.

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Post by Culbretd » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:52 pm

I have some SiriusXm stock.

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Post by Tdubs » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:49 pm

2/5ths of a share of Heath Retirement Properties trust worth about $3.60.

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Post by 3dream3 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:09 pm

I have one stock of T-Mobile (TMUS). They were gifting one share during one of their T-Mobile Tuesday giveaways. I really don't know why I still keep it but I am still with them for cell service!

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Post by Rudedog » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:25 pm

50 shares of Microsoft. I bought at about $ 70. I wish I had bought 1,000, new CEO is doing a great job.

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Post by GoldenFinch » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:36 pm

I have 68 shares of DowDupont and it recently spun off 22 shares of Dow. I keep it to remind me to never buy a single stock again. The initial investment was 1,500 and now its worth a little under 4,000. I’ve had it for at least 15 years.

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Post by spdoublebass » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:26 am

EdNorton wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Churchill Downs, shareholders get free passes to KY derby.
How many owned shares are required to get free passes?
I'm trying to think, but nothing happens

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Post by fennewaldaj » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:34 am

I have one share of Coca Cola that my wife gave me as a Christmas present one year (with a framed certificate). She gave it too me because I drank a ton of diet coke at the time. Not a single stock but I bought ~$300 in the turkish stock market etf (TUR) at the depths of their currency crisis last year.

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Post by cinghiale » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:22 am

MJS mentioned,

Cruise line shares, to get the free on-board credit.
We hold the minimum amount of Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH) shares (100) necessary for the onboard credit perk.

At the original $50.00 per share purchase price (it’s now at $57.00), the $100.00 onboard credit works out to a 2% dividend, and the $250.00 onboard credit is 5%. With two longer cruises lined up for 2020, that year will see a 10% dividend equivalent.

I’ll happily take a winger on a single stock with those kinds of benefits.
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Re: In which companies do you own a single share, or token amount, of stock?

Post by Tamarind » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:32 am

I have 500 shares of stock in a former employer, a private company, as a result of exercising ISOs. The certificate is in a filling cabinet.

I actually wrote a thread as I was deciding whether to exercise and how much. Bogleheads gave me good advice, but the best advice came from my wife, who said "There's no harm in it, but you should consider it an entertainment expense and budget accordingly". I exercised only a small fraction of my vested shares.

Technically the shares have tripled compared to my discounted purchase price, but they're still worth less than $2/share. The company's fortunes also took a sharp turn for the worse. I expect to eventually write off a tiny loss, or perhaps get a tiny windfall if they get bought out by a bigger fish. Impact to me is limited either way, which is how I like my individual company risk.

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Re: In which companies do you own a single share, or token amount, of stock?

Post by Grt2bOutdoors » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:50 am

2 shares of Bkh.b for the Geico discount.
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Re: In which companies do you own a single share, or token amount, of stock?

Post by Deadwood » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:58 am

spdoublebass wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:26 am
EdNorton wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:59 pm
Churchill Downs, shareholders get free passes to KY derby.
How many owned shares are required to get free passes?
Looks like it's 100 shares

http://www.shareholderperks.org/chdn.htm

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Re: In which companies do you own a single share, or token amount, of stock?

Post by planetmike » Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:12 am

I still own 10 shares of Apple. I originally bought 20 shares in early 2000s, just so I could say I owned some. I'm so glad I didn't sell a couple years later when my stockbroker suggested I sell. Since I didn't need the money at that time, I held.

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