I don’t know that there’s much room for humor in the world of finance, especially when it comes to fast-paced buying and selling. But a few companies have found a little room for humor or at least cleverness – check out these 10 that decided to have a smidge of fun with their ticker symbols.
: Harley Davidson.
: Anheuser Busch, which sells Budweiser products, of course.
Sealy, a mattress company.
Molson, a Canadian beer company.
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, which owns 11 major amusement parks in North America (Valleyfair, Worlds of Fun, Knott’s Berry Farm and King’s Dominion among them).
Steinway Musical Company. It stands for Ludwig Von Beethoven.
Southwest Airlines. It’s a reference to Dallas Love Field, where they are based.
Brinker International, Inc., which is the parent company of Chili's and Maggiano's Little Italy.
: Avis. Pretty logical.
Schlotzky’s Deli. This one is my favorite.
I think if mental_floss was heading down the publicly-traded road, I’d have to vote for EIN (as in Einstein, of course) for our ticker symbol. Have a clever stock symbol idea? Share it in the comments!