Is there maybe a table with descriptors that are sometimes added to stock names?


  • "AMAZON.COM INC. DL-,01" what does the DL-,01 stand for?
  • "Alphabet-Cl.C" what does Cl.C stand for? The C stands for the voting class as far as I know
  • "NokiaOYJ EO-,06"
  • "Samsung EL.0,5GDRS"
  • etc.

Or are those even standardized?

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    Are these examples from a particular source?
    – Brythan
    Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 22:47
  • If you pop these names into Yahoo Finance, it gives you the symbols for these issues which trade on the various German stock exchanges. I don't know what the suffixes on the stock name means but if you take a dive into the stock listings for the German exchanges, you might find an answer. Commented Jun 6, 2018 at 23:15
  • I basically just used the search bar in DEGIRO and wondered what those suffixes mean, but I don't think this is platform specific - it rather seems to have something to do with the stock market they are traded on. But I am unsure and before I make any stupid and costly mistakes...
    – Felix B.
    Commented Jun 7, 2018 at 8:31
  • Could DL-,01 mean Dividend Level (?) - 0,1% Europeans use the comma instead of a period in fractional percentages.
    – Fergal
    Commented Nov 21, 2020 at 20:30

1 Answer 1


ADR is American Depository Receipts. If a non-US company was its shares traded in US Exchanges; it [or some institutions] buy the shares in primary market; keep this as collateral and create ADR and the ADR is traded in the US.

Like wise GDR are Global Depository receipts where stocks from one country are traded on other via GDR

DL is similarly a depository receipt trading in Germany.

  • In the case of Samsung: does the S in GDRS stand for short then? I heard that this sometimes happened to people that they bought shorts of the stock instead of the actual stock because it would only be a small suffix in the name?
    – Felix B.
    Commented Jun 7, 2018 at 8:34

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