Aapl?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by macmike47, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. macmike47 macrumors regular

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    Why is AAPL called AAPL and not APPL or even APLE?

    Doesn't make sense to me :confused:
     
  2. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    These things are not meant to make sense. :)

    The ticker symbol for AT&T is "T" -- try to make some sense of that!
     
  3. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    I believe in the newspaper aren't the stock quotes in alphabetical order? So maybe this way they could be closer to the top?? That's all I can think of
     
  4. JNB macrumors 604

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    Because that's the NASDAQ listing name chosen by the company when they went public. Could be a "top of the listings" thing too, beginning with two A's.
     
  5. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    It's true, once upon a time, the newspapers did list stock tables in alphabetical order by ticker symbol, but this certainly didn't make stocks easier to find in the tables.
     

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