Ticker symbol

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Ticker symbol

An abbreviation assigned to a security for trading purposes.

Ticker Symbol

A series of letters, often an abbreviation, that represents a stock, option, mutual fund, or other security that trades on an exchange. A ticker symbol allows securities to be listed on an exchange's overhead board conveniently and provides a useful reference for traders and investors. NASDAQ ticker symbols have four letters, while those on the NYSE have no more than three. Mutual fund ticker symbols sometimes include numbers. Examples of ticker symbols include F, for Ford, and MSFT, for Microsoft.

ticker symbol

The abbreviation by which a security appears on stock quotation machines. For example, T represents AT&T, GY represents GenCorp, C represents Citicorp, and CVG represents Convergys. Booklets containing the symbols are available at most brokerage offices, and symbols can also be found on many Internet sites.

Ticker symbol.

A ticker symbol, also known as a stock symbol, is a unique string of letters that identifies a particular stock on one of two electronic tapes that report market transactions.

The consolidated tape includes companies that trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the American Stock Exchange (AMEX), regional exchanges and other markets. A second tape includes companies that trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Most corporations have a say in what their symbol will be, and many choose one that's clearly linked to their name, such as IBM or AMZN for Amazon.com.

Various letters may be added to a ticker symbol to indicate where the trade took place or that there was something atypical about the transaction. For example, IBM.Pr would indicate that the trade involved preferred stock.

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The company's Class A shares and shares of its Class B common stock are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the trading symbols "AMTB" and "AMTBB," respectively.
Kesko Oyj (HEL:KESBV) announced on Monday that the trading symbols of its shares will change at the start of trading on 15 March 2017.
Under this change, the current trading symbol 'KESAV' of the Kesko A share series will be replaced by 'KESKOA', while the current trading symbol 'KESBV' of the Kesko B share series will be replaced by 'KESKOB'.
The firm is to retain its primary listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbols 'FR' and 'AG', respectively.
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The company said that the new trading symbols correspond with the new name under which the company is now operating, Identive Group.
Eastern Time on September 26, 2018, it will change its name to "Ready Capital Corporation." In connection with the name change, effective on October 1, 2018, the Company's trading symbols on the New York Stock Exchange will change from "SLD" to "RC" for shares of the Company's common stock, and from "SLDA" to "RCA" for the Company's 7.00% convertible senior notes due 2023, and from "SLDD" to "RCP" for the Company's 6.50% senior notes due 2021.
In addition, it is also expected that on or about 3 November 2014, the company's units and warrants will start trading on the OTC Markets under new trading symbols 'KBSFU' and 'KBSFW', respectively.
Also, in connection with this name change, the trading symbol of the company's common stock has been changed to 'KBSF'.
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