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The New AT&T "T" Stock Ticker Symbol Fact Sheet

On Nov. 18, the new AT&T Inc. announced its plans to adopt the "T" ticker symbol for trading on the New York Stock Exchange, beginning Dec. 1.

The new AT&T has nearly 3.9 billion shares outstanding and a market capitalization of $98 billion.

Like the AT&T brand itself, the "T" is an American business icon. With a history dating back to 1888, the "T" is one of the most venerable and widely recognized stock ticker symbols in the global investing community.

At the time of its creation, single letter ticker symbols such as the "T" were assigned to the stocks that were most widely traded. Only 17 stocks of the 2,750 traded on the NYSE carry the single-letter ticker symbol. AT&T has historically been among the most widely held stocks in America.

History of the "T": Ticker symbol launched in 1888 on Boston Stock Excange

  • Originally listed on the Boston Stock Exchange as "American Bell"

  • 1900 — Listed on the Boston Stock Exchange as American Telephone & Telegraph

  • 1901 — Listed on the New York Stock Exchange as American Telephone & Telegraph under the symbol "ATT"

  • 1930 — Changed its NYSE ticker symbol to "T"

  • 1984 — Southwestern Bell Corporation begins trading as "SBC"

  • 2002 — Listed on the NYSE as AT&T Corp. (new cusip, new uniform code on stock certificates)

Of note to investors:

  • AT&T dividends have been paid since 1881, and they have been paid consecutively since 1897.

  • Only 17 stocks of the 2,750 traded on the NYSE carry the single-letter ticker symbol.

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