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Stock Symbol Identifiers Symbol Lookup
  • New York Stock Exchange
    Symbols for NYSE stocks are always 1-3 letters. There may be added characters, to denote classes other than common stock.

  • American Stock Exchange
    Symbols for AMEX stocks are always 3 letters. There may be added characters, to denote classes other than common stock.

    Multiple "Classes" - Some stocks have Multiple "Classes", such as Class A or Class B. These classes are represented with a period '.' followed by the class letter.

    Preferred Stocks have a trailing hyphen '-', followed by optional "class" letters.

  • ** The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
    A unique four or five letter symbol assigned to a Nasdaq security. If a fifth letter appears, it identifies the issue as other than a single issue of common stock or capital stock. The fifth letter is never an 'X', to avoid naming conflicts with Mutual and Money Market Funds.
Fifth-letter identifiers and a brief description of what each represents:
  • A - Class A
  • B - Class B
  • C - Issuer qualifications exceptions *
  • D - New
  • E - Delinquent in required filings with the SEC
  • F - Foreign
  • G - First convertible bond
  • H - Second convertible bond, same company
  • I - Third convertible bond, same company
  • J - Voting
  • K - Non-Voting
  • L - Miscellaneous situations, such as depositary receipts, stubs, additional warrants, and units
  • M - Fourth preferred, same company
  • N - Third preferred, same company
  • O - Second preferred, same company
  • P - First preferred, same company
  • Q - Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • R - Rights
  • S - Shares of beneficial interest
  • T - With warrants or with rights
  • U - Units
  • V - When-issued and when distributed
  • W - Warrants
  • Y- ADR (American Depositary Receipt)
  • Z - Miscellaneous situations such as depositary receipts, stubs, additional warrants, and units.
* The letter "C" as a fifth character in a security symbol, indicates that the issuer has been granted a continuance in Nasdaq under an exception to the qualification standards for a limited period.

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