Z

Written By:
Paul Tracy
Updated November 11, 2020

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.