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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
Ticker symbol for a stock.
A unique four- or five-letter symbol assigned to a Nasdaq security that is used for identifying it on stock tickers, in newspapers, on on-line services, and in automated information retrieval systems. If a fifth letter appears, it identifies the issue as other than a single issue of common or capital stock.
A unique symbol assigned to a security. NYSE and AMEX listed stocks have symbols of three characters or less. Nasdaq-listed securities have four or five characters. If a fifth letter appears, it identifies the security as other than a single issue of common stock. Stock symbols are also known as tickers or ticker symbols.