What is a stock symbol?

Answer Each company that trades on the stock exchanges is issued a stock symbol. Stock symbols are typically one to four letters long. A stock symbol is used instead of a company name when trading the st... Read More »

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What does an e mean on a stock symbol?

Having an "E" as a fifth letter on a stock means the company's required filings with the the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are not current, according to Investopedia and the SEC.Reference... Read More »

What Does .Pk Mean After a Stock Symbol?

The .PK after a stock symbol indicates the stock is a "pink sheet" stock. The term pink sheets is a leftover from the days before stock prices were available from electronic sources. Stock quotes f... Read More »

What does the".pk"mean behind a stock symbol?

The symbol ".pk" after a ticker symbol means that the stock trades on the pink sheet system or over the counter (OTC). Pink sheet or over-the-counter stocks do not meet the requirements of an excha... Read More »

What If a Stock Changes Its Symbol?

A stock symbol is an identifier used to represent a company's stock on many stock quote tables and on the stock exchanges. Stock symbols are usually in letter format. There are various reasons why ... Read More »