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Business Administration

Research Guide for Business students.

Company Information

Ticker Symbols

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 (Parent co. for LOFT & Ann Taylor).: ANN

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