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Accounting: Ticker Symbol

Designed for Accounting majors and students enrolled in Accounting classes.

All About Ticker Symbols

What is a ticker symbol?

On the stock exchanges, companies use ticker symbols to differentiate their company from others with similar names.  These symbols are mostly comprised of a combination of letters and numbers and are unique to a specific company.  You can use ticker symbols to find information on a specific stock or company, including financial reports, and purchase or trade stocks.

In the New York Stock Exchange, ticker symbols for popular companies include (but aren't limited to):

  • PepsiCo, Inc.: PEP
  • Target Corporation: TGT
  • Ann Inc.: ANN

How do I find a company's ticker symbol?

A number of free tools exist to help you identify a company's ticker symbol and stock information, including the following:

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