Shares of LinkedIn, which caters to businesses and job seekers, began trading Thursday on New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol LNKD ().What are the stock market symbols?
A stock market symbol can be thought of as the equivalent of an element's symbol on the periodic table. In the United States, stock market symbols consist of only letters, with the occasional period before the last letter, such as in the symbol BRK.B, which indicates a class B share of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.What does a ticker symbol look like?
Ticker symbols may look like hieroglyphics , but they're actually pretty easy to get your head around. The first part of the title relates to the stock exchange (NYSE - New York Stock Exchange) and the second refers to the company (APLE - Apple).