Can You Match the Company to Its NASDAQ Stock Symbol?

By: J. Reinoehl
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About This Quiz

Some NASDAQ stock symbols are simple abbreviations. Others are intentionally part of the company’s advertising campaign. How well do you remember NASDAQ stock symbols? Find out by taking this quiz.

Which NASDAQ symbol represents eBay?

Pierre Omidyar wanted to create an interesting website online and began by placing a broken laser pointer for sale on his new website to test it. He was surprised when someone bought it but realized he was onto something. Initially, he wanted to call his new company Echo Bay, but www.echobay.com was already taken, so he shortened it to eBay.

Which NASDAQ symbol represents Costco?

“I just think people need to make a living wage with health benefits. It also puts more money back into the economy and creates a healthier country. It’s really that simple.” –Craig Jelinek, Costco CEO, in Business Insider, Oct. 2014

Which NASDAQ symbol represents Avis Budget Group, Inc.?

Avis developed its 50-year ad campaign using “When you’re only No. 2, you try harder—or else” in light of Hertz being on top. Although Avis never surpassed Hertz, it went from losing money, to making a profit overnight. The campaign was finally dropped in 2012 after Enterprise rose above both Hertz and Avis.

AMZN is the stock symbol for which company?

“I think frugality drives innovation, just like other constraints do. One of the only ways to get out of a tight box is to invent your way out.” –Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com’s founder, Bloomberg Businessweek, April 2008

Which NASDAQ symbol represents PayPal Holdings?

In 2017, PayPal stock reached an all-time high. However, the most used online payment platform worldwide is Authorize.net.

Which NASDAQ symbol represents Tesla?

“Failure is not an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” –Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors.

Which NASDAQ symbol represents The Cheesecake Factory?

The idea for the Cheesecake Factory began in the ‘40s in Evelyn Overton’s basement as she supplied cheesecakes to local restaurants while raising her two children. Since her son, David, opened the first Cheesecake Factory restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA in 1978, The Cheesecake Factory spent multiple years on the Fortune list of Best Companies to Work For and won numerous awards, including a SPIRIT Award from the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation and several from the Zagat Survey.

GOOGL is the stock symbol for which company?

Google Labs owned many companies, from Ad-Sense to Calico Labs, and renamed their company Alphabet. Some have speculated they should also change their stock symbol to ABCD.

Which NASDAQ symbol represents Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated?

John Pemberton invented Coca-Cola in 1886 and convinced a nearby pharmacy to sell it for him at a rate of $0.05 per glass. Initially called French Wine Cola- Ideal Nerve and Tonic Stimulant, it was Pemberton’s bookkeeper, Frank Robinson, who gave the product its name and designed the cursive script that became its logo.

Apple is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

“I want to take credit for having done some very, very good things, some very good designs, some software that was like art like Mozart would do. And I really believe I know why my designs were better than any other human being, but I don't want to take credit for starting Apple, for turning the world around or anything like that.” –Steve Wozniak, co-founder Apple, Inc., from NPR, Sept. 2006

PZZA is the stock symbol for which company?

Papa John’s has over 5,000 restaurants with headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. In 2016, its total revenue was about $1.7 billion.

Which NASDAQ symbol represents Mattel?

Mattel is responsible for the brands Fisher-Price, Barbie, American Girl, Monster High, Winx Club, Matchbox, and Hot Wheels among others. Harold “Matt” Matson and Elliot Handler founded the company—they combined their names when naming it.

Which NASDAQ symbol represents Netflix?

“Most entrepreneurial ideas will sound crazy, stupid, and uneconomic, and then they’ll turn out to be right.” –Reed Hastings, co-founder Netflix

Which NASDAQ symbol represents MagicJack Vocal Technology Limited?

MagicJack works as a VoIP-voice over internet protocol. It creates its own channel on the Internet, converts your voice into packets of data like audio e-mails, and sends it across a network that may be public or private.

Whole Foods Market is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

From humble beginnings in 1978, Whole Foods Market has grown through a series of mergers and acquisitions to be a Fortune 500 company. A Memorial Day flood almost destroyed the chain, which didn’t have flood insurance at the time, but neighbors and customers helped clean up while creditors allowed them to get back on their feet.

ROCK is the stock symbol for which company?

Gibraltar Industries supplies the world with building products such as bearings, joints, expanded and perforated metal, post boxes, solar mount racks, greenhouses. They have facilities in Canada, Japan, China, and the United States.

Twentieth Century Fox is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

The founding date of 20th Century Fox causes some debate. William Fox founded the Fox Film Corporation in 1915, but it merged with Darryl Zanuck’s 20th Century Productions in 1935 to make what is now called 20th Century Fox.

Which NASDAQ symbol represents Bed, Bath, & Beyond?

“I work at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I work in the “Beyond” section. When someone asks me, “Where is the Bath section?” I say, ‘It’s beyond me.’” –Jay London, stand up comedian

Olympic Steel is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

Sol and Sam Siegal founded Olympic Steel in 1954. Even after Sol’s death in 2013, the company remains dedicated to creating long-lasting relationships with suppliers, customers, and employees.

Microsoft is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

“Toyota has announced it will start integrating Microsoft technology into their vehicles. It’s perfect for the person who wants a car that crashes every ten minutes.” –Conan O’Brien

EYES is the stock symbol for which company??

Second Sight Medical Products was founded in 1998. Its mission is to create and market visual prosthetics for the blind, enabling them to become more independent.

Which NASDAQ symbol represents Comcast?

22.3 million people subscribe to Comcast’s cable and 23.3 million subscribe to its Xfinity Internet service. Comcast makes about $5.6 billion off its cable and only $3.4 billion off its Internet per quarter.

StealthGas, Inc., is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

StealthGas, Inc., is a shipping fleet that transports liquefied petrochemical products. Their 2016 revenue was $144 million.

Facebook is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

“Some people dream of success… Others wake up and work hard at it.” –Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

Masonite International Corporation is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

Masonite International Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of doors and their components. It was founded by William H. Mason, who patented Masonite hardboard.

Dynamic Materials Corporation Global, Inc. has which stock symbol?

Dynamic Materials provides metal alloy structural elements for oil and gas rigs, petrochemical plants, and energy generation processes. They chose “BOOM” since their cladding requires explosion welding to attach it.

Expedia is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

Although Expedia is an online travel booking site, it employs more than 20,000 people in 30 different countries. They made over $9 billion in revenue for just the first half of 2017 and booked almost $84 billion worth of travel transactions during that same time.

The Kraft-Heinz Company is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

The first thought that crosses most people’s minds about this company is probably Macaroni & Cheese and Ketchup. However, Kraft-Heinz also owns Oscar Mayer, Ore Ida, Classico, Smart Ones, CapriSun, Kool-Aid, Jell-O, Planters, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Velveeta, Grey Poupon, Maxwell House, and Lunchables among others.

Turtle Beach is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

Turtle Beach is the leader in gaming audio devices and headsets. They received FDA approval to market one of their products, the HyperSound® Audio System, as a hearing aid device.

DISH represents which company?

Charlie Ergen, Candy Ergen, and Jim DeFranco began with only two of the old, large C-band dish antennas in the 1980s. As they were hauling one of them through remote Colorado roads, a gust of wind caught the dish and blew it into a ditch, destroying it. The three refused to give up and built their company into a Fortune 250 offering using the latest technology and equipment.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

Frank Seiberling founded the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in 1898. Although Charles Goodyear had nothing to do with its founding, the company is named after him because he invented the vulcanized rubber used in so many of its products.

Which stock symbol represents Dollar Tree?

Dollar Tree offers all the items in its stores for $1 or less. Despite that, it is still a Fortune 500 company.

Staples is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

When Staples’ founder, Tom Stemberg, couldn’t find a supermarket that sold typewriter ribbon in 1985, he decided he needed to make a store that only sold office products. Staples has used three taglines during its history: “Yeah, we’ve got that,” “That was easy,” and “Make more happen.”

Texas Instruments is represented by which NASDAQ symbol?

“To give you an idea ‘bout how old I’m getting… We went to the Texas Museum at the University of Texas in Austin, and they had this whole Texas Instruments section. And my Speak & Spell was an exhibit in the museum.” –Christopher Gorham.

FIZZ represents which company on the stock exchange?

The National Beverage Corporation is known for Shasta, Faygo, La Croix, Asante among others. It is solely made in the United States, although it distributes its products to other nations.

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