CUSIP number


A nine-character number that uniquely identifies a particular security. CUSIP is an acronym for the Committee on Uniform Securities and Identification Procedures, the standards body which created and maintains the classification system. Foreign securities have a similar number, called the CINS number.

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I forgot the cusip number, so I had to call my friend and ask him because he knew it by heart.

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We had identified the security using the CUSIP number as it was unique, this allowed us to continue with our project.

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Along with the stock recommendation from a friend, Vance used the CUSIP number, to do further research online, before determining if the investment was right for him.

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