The Quick: 10 Companies That Had Fun with their Stock Ticker Symbols
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.
1. HOG: Harley Davidson.
2. BUD: Anheuser Busch, which sells Budweiser products, of course.
3. ZZ: Sealy, a mattress company.
4. TAP: Molson, a Canadian beer company.
5. FUN: 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).
6. LVB: Steinway Musical Company. It stands for Ludwig Von Beethoven.
7. LUV: Southwest Airlines. It’s a reference to Dallas Love Field, where they are based.
8. EAT: Brinker International, Inc., which is the parent company of Chili's and Maggiano's Little Italy.
9. CAR: Avis. Pretty logical.
10. BUNZ: 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!