Investor Glossary-stock symbolInvestor Glossary-stock symbolInvestor Glossary-stock symbolInvestor Glossary-stock symbolInsightful stock market charts - Click here
investor
Categories    # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Stock Symbol

The HTML to link to this page
 

Stock symbol refers to the identifying letter code for a security to trade on an exchange or over the counter or through an electronic trading system. "Stock symbol" is often used interchangeably with "stock ticker," or "ticker symbol." The New York Stock Exchange assigns a stock symbol with up to three letters. Each stock symbol on American Stock Exchange has three letters stock and each stock symbol on NASDAQ has four letters. NASDAQ also uses a fifth letter to differentiate certain classes of stock. International exchanges also assign a lettered stock symbol or a numbered code to identify securities. A stock symbol can be seen as more than an abbreviation, but a clever advertisement or witty description, such as BUD for Anheuser Busch, FON for Sprint, SUIT for Men's Warehouse, and ZEUS for Olympic Steel.



Rate this stock symbol definition...

Learn about investing with the Investor Glossary Term of the Day


Click here for insightful stock market charts. Where is the market headed? The answer may surprise you. Find out
with the exclusive & Barron's recommended charts of Chart of the Day.


Popular Terms: reverse mortgage, required rate of return, per diem, debt service coverage, phantom income, open position, labor relations, covered put, APR, deferred revenue, annual return, balance sheet, ex-dividend, FICO score, implied volatility, irrevocable trust, 144a, dividends payable, LIBOR, real GDP, current ratio, VIX, quality assurance, Zero Cost Collar, option premium, class C shares, wholly-owned subsidiary, EBITDA, command economy, deferred tax, 1031 exchange, FTSE, stock split, 1035 exchange, ex-dividend date, inflation, retained earnings, minority interest, stock market close, Key Rate Duration, average price per share, cancelled check, risk management, diluted share, margin rate, limit order, 401a, liquidity ratio, in escrow


Accounting | Banking | Bonds | Brokers | Economy | Futures | Mutual Funds | Options | Real Estate | Retirement | Stocks | Taxes | Technical Analysis
Home | Term of the Day | Suggest a Term | Chart of the Day | Dogs of the Dow
©2004-2016 Investor Glossary - All rights reserved - Terms of Use