Equity Symbols

FlightDesk has two symbology formats: Extended and Simplified.  Simplified Format symbology uses :CA and :US suffixes attached to the root symbol and instrument type to identify US and Canadian equities, respectively.  

Extended symbology allows you to select the exchange suffix and get exchange specific quotes for equities. This symbol format is constructed using the root symbol, instrument type and exchange suffix.

The first table below displays the instrument types and the second table displays the exchange suffices available on FlightDesk.  

If the exact symbol is not known, use the Search Box for assistance.  To learn how to input symbols in components view Symbol Entry.

 

Instrument Types

Instrument Symbol
Common Share XYZ
Preferred Share XYZ_pa, where 'a' is the series
Trust Unit XYZ_u
Class XYZa, where 'a' is the series
Warrant XYZ_t
Right XYZ_r
When Issued XYZ_w
Debenture XYZdb
US Denominated XYZu
Notes XYZnt, ns, or no

 

Exchange Suffixes

Simplified Format Suffix
Canadian Market :CA
US Market :US

 

Extended Format - Canadian Markets Suffix
TSX .TO
TSX Venture .V
CSE .CD

 

Extended Format - US Markets Suffix
NYSE Consolidated (symbol with 1-3 letters) blank
NYSE Consolidated (symbol with 4 letters) .K
NYSE .N
NYSE AMEX .A
NYSE ARCA .P
NASDAQ Consolidated .O
NASDAQ .OQ
NASDAQ (NYSE/AMEX listed) .TH
NASDAQ OMX PSX .PH
NASDAQ OMX BX .B
EDGX Exchange .DG
EDGA Exchange .DY
Chicago .MW
OTC Bulletin .OB
Pink Sheets .PK
CBOE .W
BATS Trading .Z
BATS Y .ZY

 

Important Notes

 

Examples

Instrument Symbol
TSX Common Share BNS.TO
TSXV Common Share AAA.V
TSX Preferred Share BNS_p.TO
TSX Preferred Class J Series BNS_pj.TO
TSX Class B Series BBDb.TO
NYSE Consolidated (3 letters) WMT
NYSE Consolidated (4 letters) JNPR.K
NYSE WMT.N
NASDAQ Consolidated AAPL.O
NASDAQ AAPL.OQ
AMEX NGD.A