Ever wonder how to make sense of TV stock tickers, where you might see something like "PEP10.000s35.38"?
In this case, the tape is telling you that 10,000 shares of PepsiCo
Knowing what companies are tied to each ticker symbol is another matter. To some degree, you'll likely just grow more familiar with various firms' ticker symbols over time, as you read about them. Many are somewhat intuitive, such as Procter & Gamble
Longtime Fool contributor Selena Maranjian does not own shares of any companies mentioned in this article.