What's in a Name? Ask Isis Pharmaceuticals, Which is Becoming Ionis
Isis Pharmaceuticals on Friday announced that it will change its name to Ionis Pharmaceuticals. The company's shares, which now trade on the Nasdaq under the ticker "ISIS," will trade under the new ticker symbol "IONS." The new ticker symbol will become effective on Tuesday. Ionis Pharmaceuticals did not mention the so-called Islamic State, the terror group also known as ISIS.