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The Quick: 10 Companies That Had Fun with their Stock Ticker Symbols

Stacy Conradt
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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!

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