A

DEFINITION of 'A'

A Nasdaq stock symbol specifying that the stocks are Class "A" shares of the company.

BREAKING DOWN 'A'

Nasdaq-listed securities have four or five characters. If a fifth letter appears, it identifies the issue as other than a single issue of common stock or capital stock.

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