Ticker Symbol Convention

Security
Categorization
CQS SuffixCMS SuffixNASDAQ Integrated Platform SuffixNASDAQ ACT/CTCI Suffixes
PreferredpPR-$
Preferred Class “A”*pAPRA-A $A
Preferred Class “B”*pBPRB-B$B
Class “A”*/AA.A .A
Class “B”*/BB.B  .B
Preferred when distributedp/WDPRWD-$.D
When distributed/WDWD$.D
Warrants/WSWS+.W
Warrants Class “A”*/WS/AWSA+A.W or .A**
Warrants Class “B”*/WS/BWSB+B 
Called/CLCL* 
Class “A” Called*/A/CLACL.A*.A
Preferred calledp/CLPRCL-*$
Preferred “A” called*pA/CLPRACL-A*$A
Preferred “A” when issued*pAwPRAWI-A# .V or .Z
Emerging Company Marketplace/ECEC!.E
Partial Paid/PPPP@ 
Convertible/CVCV% 
Convertible called/CV/CLCVCL%* 
Class Convertible/A/CVACV.A% 
Preferred (class A) ConvertiblepA/CVPRACV-A% 
Preferred (class A) when DistributedpA/WDPRAWD-A$ 
RightsrRT^.R
Units/UU=.U
When issuedwWI#.V or .Z
Rights when issuedrwRTWI^#.V or .Z
Preferred when issuedpwPRWI-#.V or .Z
Class "A" when issued*/AwAWI.A#.V or .Z
Warrrant when issued/WSwWSWI+#.V or .Z
TEST symbol/TESTTEST~ 

Notes

  1. The CMS convention has a space between the root and the suffix
  2. The CQS convention is shown for reference purposes only. NASDAQ protocols do not support using the CQS ticker symbol convention for sending orders into NASDAQ's integrated platform.
  3. The NASDAQ integrated platform suffix will be used for order-entry via RASH, OUCH, INET FIX, and for data dissemination via ITCH.
  4. NASDAQ ACT/CTCI suffix are used in ACT and CTCI protocol.

* Class “B” though Class “Z” securities are denoted using the same format as Class “A” securities on this matrix.

** Dependent on the number of warrant classes for the company.