Fifth Symbols on NASDAQ Securities

When a fifth letter is added to a NASDAQ-listed security, that letter is used to communicate a piece of information about the company to investors. Below is a complete list of fifth-letter identifiers for NASDAQ securities and what each letter represents:

  • A - Class A Shares
  • B - Class B Shares
  • C - Issuer Qualification Exception (the company is not meeting all listing requirements but can remain on the exchange for the time being)
  • D - New Issue
  • E - Delinquent (in regard to SEC filings)
  • F - Foreign Issue
  • J - Voting
  • K - Non-voting
  • M - Fourth Preferred Issue
  • N - Third Preferred Issue
  • O - Second Preferred Issue
  • P - First Preferred Issue
  • Q - Bankruptcy
  • R - Rights Issue
  • S - Shares of Beneficial Interest
  • T - Securities with warrants or rights
  • U - Units
  • V - When-issued or when-distributed (shares that are set to split or have another similar pending corporate action)
  • W - Warrants
  • Y - American Depository Receipt (ADR)
  • Z - Miscellaneous Situation (research is required to investigate the exact reason for the identifier being attached)