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What Is A Stock Ticker Symbol

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So what is a stock ticker symbol?

A stock ticker symbol identifies a stock. As an example the symbol for Yahoo is YHOO. So if you wanted to find out all the information related to the Yahoo stock price you would simply type in YHOO into any typical stock market quote research tool. The symbol is used for placing orders with brokers and finding out information about a particular stock.

You can find ticker symbols on most financial websites like Yahoo Finance or Market Watch simply by typing in the name of the company.