DEFINITION of 'W'

A Nasdaq symbol specifying that a particular security is a warrant.

BREAKING DOWN 'W'

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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