What is Z?


Z is an extension to a ticker symbol. It denotes that the security is either a special class of preferred stock, a stub security, represents a limited partnership interest or is a special class of warrants.


How Does Z Work?


On the Nasdaq market, for example, the letter Z after the ticker (an XYZ Company security on the Nasdaq would have four letters in its ticker and would look like this, for example: XYZC-Z) to denote that the security is a special class of preferred stock, a stub security, represents a limited partnership interest or is a special class of warrants.


Why Does Z Matter?


Many companies have several different types of securities listed. Extensions help investors understand which securities are which.

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