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Interesting names behind publicly traded companies
Interesting names behind publicly traded companies

Interesting names behind publicly traded companies

Every wonder about the backstory of a stock you are looking to invest in? I submit to you some of these for your reading enjoyment.

New to the stock market this year is Palantir Technologies PLTR.  Palantir is an established software company that specializes in big data analytics and Artificial Intelligence or AI.  The company’s name comes from JRR Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings in which there are these “seeing-stones” of crystal that were used to communicate and see events in other parts of the world.

Pandora A/S is a jewelry designer, manufacturer and retailer based in the Netherlands. Their jewelry is sold in more than 100 countries and is one of the world’s largest jewelry brands.  In Greek mythology Pandora was the first human woman created by the gods.  Each god endowed her with unique gifts. She is best known for opening Pandora ’s Box which released evil and misery in the world.  An interesting side note is that actually Pandora actually had a jar not a box and this was changed around the 16th century most likely through mistranslation.

Elon Musk’s Tesla company is perhaps the most true to the reason the company was named Tesla. Named after Nikola Tesla who was an inventor, futurist and heavily contributed to the field of electricity. An interesting did you know was that he created the first wireless-controlled boat. Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla believes the faster the world stops relying on fossil fuels and moves towards a zero-emission future, the better.

Nike is a sports apparel, Footwear Company based in Oregon. It is the largest supplier of athletic shoes and apparel in the world. The company was originally named Blue Ribbon Sports and was changed in 1971 to Nike.  Nike in ancient Greek religion is the goddess of victory. Nike was invoked for success in war and in all undertakings including competition in the Olympics.

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