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What is 'O'

A component of a stock symbol that indicates the shares of that stock are a second class of preferred shares. The "O" identifier can be seen after the dot of a NYSE stock symbol, or as the fifth letter of a Nasdaq symbol.

Explaining 'O'

Every security on the market is assigned a ticker symbol, and preferred stocks use the letters M, N, O and P to denote the preferred stock's class. Companies can issue several classes of preferred stock at a time, and the highest-ranked preferred stock receives dividend payments first.


Further Reading


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Event studies in economics and financeEvent studies in economics and finance
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The normative economics of health care finance and provisionThe normative economics of health care finance and provision
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Q&A About O


Who gets paid first with senior preference shares?

Senior preference shareholders get paid first, then junior preference shareholders and finally common shareholders.

What is the ticker symbol for preferred stocks?

The ticker symbol for preferred stocks is O.

How many classes of preferred stock can be issued by a company at one time?

A company can issue several classes of preferred stock at one time.

What is the highest-ranked class of preferred stock called?

The highest-ranked class of preferred stock is called first preference or senior.

What does the "O" in a stock symbol indicate?

The "O" indicates that the shares are a second class of preferred shares.