Shire changing ticker symbol on the Nasdaq

Irish drugmaker Shire changing ticker symbol on Nasdaq to 'SHPG' from 'SHPGY'

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Irish drugmaker Shire PLC is changing its ticker symbol on the Nasdaq to "''SHPG" from "SHPGY."

The change is effective on Wednesday, the Dublin company said.

Shire's ticker symbol on the London Stock Exchange remains "SHP."

Shares of Shire gained 54 cents to $85.36 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq on Monday.

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