As of the time of this posting, DIsney is at 69.89 per share.
IF you hold certificates, (there will be a CUSIP number in the upper, right quadrant of the paper), then the intervening expert's comment would most likely be correct.
IF, however, you have have purchased in a workplace plan
, a dividend reinvestment plan
or an account like sharebuilder
where portions of shares can be purchased by saving, say, $25 per month (and Disney DOES allow this
) it may not be so simple that you own six shares
You could easily be looking at a statement that says Disney on it, DOES list when the first shares were bought, but are showing you the CURRENT number of shares.
If this is an account statement, then you can likely call the customer service number on the statement and they can sell the shares for you.
If this is an actual stock certificate
, then yes, you can sell at any brokerage ... and again many larger banks such as Bankof America will have a brokerage division in the building.
Here's an excellent piece from the SEC about the various ways to hold stocks: http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/holdsec.htm
Just remember ...
CUSIP number = Stock Certificate
Account Number = Account holding
the stock ... and the number of shares will be correct.
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