US Capital Markets

Ticker Symbol

Every stock traded in the US is assigned a ticker symbol. The ticker is made up of a few letters that represent the company that issued the stock. The ticker is used any time an investor wants to refer to a specific share. For example, if he wants to give a buy or sell order, or if he wants to look up the stock’s price.

Here are a few examples of ticker symbols.

Corporation

Ticker Symbol

The Coca-Cola Company

KO

General Electric

GE

Microsoft Corporation

MSFT

Walt Disney Company

DIS

Ticker symbols made up of only one letter are the most desirable. Here are a few examples of those:

Corporation

Ticker Symbol

Citigroup

C

Ford Motor

F

Gillette

G

AT&T

T

A stock’s ticker symbol can be found on the Internet, or in annual guides that are published which list the tickers of every company traded in America.

Ticker Symbol592Ticker Symbol