How does one write the possesive form of stock ticker symbols ending in “s”?


How does one write the possessive form of stock ticker symbols ending in “s”?

These are neither acronyms nor initialisms (/TLAs). For instance, does one write RAS’ earnings, or RAS’s earnings?

2 Responses to “How does one write the possesive form of stock ticker symbols ending in “s”?”


  1. Kris says:

    Abbreviations, acronyms, initialisms, alphabetisms, and all short forms of the type should be treated as such, and not as grammatical “words” of the language.

    The singular exception is those that are no longer capitalized (not even initial capital) and pronounced as words.

    In the first instance, always append and apostrophe-s for the possessive: RAS’s.

    In the case of the exceptions, apply the rules of punctuation treating it as any other word.

    Do you know ichthys’ origin?

    Acronymy has ancient roots, as illustrated by the early Christian use of the Greek word ichthys meaning ‘fish’ as an acronym for Iēsous Christos, Theou Huios, Sōtēr (‘Jesus Christ, God’s son, Savior’). (grammar.about.com)

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