A Nasdaq stock symbol indicating shares of beneficial interest.


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.

  1. F

    A Nasdaq stock symbol specifying that the stock is a foreign ...
  2. A

    A Nasdaq stock symbol specifying that the stocks are Class "A" ...
  3. K

    A Nasdaq stock symbol specifying that the stock has no voting ...
  4. Hard-Coded Stock

    This is a term that refers to a company's stock symbol or ticker ...
  5. L

    The fifth character added to a stock symbol listed on the Nasdaq ...
  6. Stock Symbol (Tickers)

    A stock symbol is a unique series of letters assigned to a security ...
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