Why Is There A Q On My Ticker Symbol?

When a company is involved in bankruptcy proceedings, the letter “Q” is added to the end of the company’s stock ticker/trading symbol.

More often than not, bankruptcy is the kiss of death for a public company.

In most cases, when a company emerges from bankruptcy, the bankruptcy reorganization plan will involve reverse stock splits or other acts which dilute or cancel the existing common shares and the old shares will be worthless. Given that risk, before investing in the shares of a bankrupt company, investors should read the company’s proposed plan of reorganization.  Often times, post bankrupt companies improperly use the bankruptcy order to issue unlawfully free trading shares to sell to investors. Investors should consult with a qualified securities attorney to ensure that applicable securities laws have been followed.

For further information about SEC periodic reports post, please contact Brenda Hamilton, Securities Attorney at 101 Plaza Real S, Suite 202 N, Boca Raton, Florida, (561) 416-8956, by email at [email protected] or visit  www.securitieslawyer101.com.  This securities law blog post is provided as a general informational service to clients and friends of Hamilton & Associates Law Group and should not be construed as, and does not constitute legal advice on any specific matter, nor does this message create an attorney-client relationship.  Please note that the prior results discussed herein do not guarantee similar outcomes.

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