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Business Administration: Company Information

Research Guide for Business students.

Company Information

Identifying A Company's 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):

  • Ann Inc. (Parent co. for LOFT & Ann Taylor): ANN
  • PepsiCo, Inc.: PEP
  • Target Corporation: TGT

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

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