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What is Subway's ticker symbol?

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Subway does not have a ticker symbol because it is a privately-held company, according to the company website. As Investopedia explains, companies that are privately held and thus not traded on the market do not have stock ticker symbols.

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What is Subway's ticker symbol?
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According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Subway is owned by Doctor's Associates, Inc., which is also a private company. Although privately-held companies may issue shares, bonds and stocks, these shares do not trade on the open market, according to Investopedia.

Investopedia describes a ticker symbol as the shorthand used to identify a company's stock for trade on the market. Since privately-held companies do not trade on the market, they have no need for ticker symbols. Ticker symbols are also known as stock symbols.

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