(CBS News) Novice investors, too, can own a piece of Facebook stock.
One of tech's most highly anticipated stocks may hit the NASDAQ on Friday and it's not just serious investors who are interested in owning a piece of Facebook.
Among the Wall Street brokers waiting for a piece of Facebook are investors who want to own a single share of recognized brands. Often times, people will buy a single share to have a connection to their favorite company.
One share seems insignificant, but CNNMoney points out that a share of Apple stock purchased 15 years ago for five dollars is now fetching around $560.
Owners of a single share of stock often get to attend share-holders meetings and even get paid dividends, if the company offers them.
Technically, you can also buy one share through an online brokerage company like E-Trade. However, investors may not get an official certificate like the ones offered by GiveAShare or OnceStock. By law, companies don't have to issue official certificates.
Expect to pay a premium for the frills, though. GiveAShare is currently selling Disney stock for $82 and OneShare for $84.17 - if you include the certificate fee. A single share for Disney by comparison is currently about $45. Compare that with the broker's fee for buying a single share through E-Trade, which is about $9.99.
Facebook raised the price for its IPO Tuesday - setting the new price range from $34 to $38 per share. Previously, the range was at $28 to $35. The social network is selling 180 million shares in the IPO, with another 157 million shares coming from current stockholders.