Publicly Traded Companies in North Carolina

List of Publicly Traded Companies Headquartered in North Carolina

The companies on this list are headquartered in North Carolina. Examples of some of the larger companies on this list based on market capitalization include:

Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

BB&T Corporation (BBT) Reynolds American Inc. (RAI)

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI)

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH)

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW)

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (MLM)

Nucor Corporation (NUE)

Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (Q)

V.F. Corporation (VFC)

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Advertising and Marketing

ChannelAdvisor Corporation (ECOM) (SaaS products and services for retailers and manufacturers to optimize sales online)

Aerospace and Defense

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (CW) (Products for the commercial aviation, defense, energy and industrial markets; components, services to the nuclear power and nuclear navy markets)

Air Services

Air T, Inc. (AIRT) (Air cargo services; aviation ground support)

Automotive Dealerships

Sonic Automotive, Inc. (SAH) (Dealerships spread across approximately 14 states)


ASB Bancorp, Inc. (ASBB) (Holding company for Asheville Savings Bank)

Bank of America Corporation (BAC) (Approximately 4,800 banking locations throughout the United States and has operations in over 40 countries)

BB&T Corporation (BBT) (Operates approximately 2200 financial centers throughout approximately 15 states and Washington, D.C.; subsidiaries include Branch Bank)

BNC Bancorp (BNCN) (Holding company for Bank of North Carolina; branches in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia)

Carolina Bank Holdings Inc. (CLBH) (Holding company for Carolina Bank)

Carolina Financial Corporation (CARO) (Holding company for CresCom Bank; branches in North and South Carolina)

CommunityOne Bancorp (COB) (Holding company for CommunityOne Bank)

Entegra Financial Corp. (ENFC) (Holding company for Macon Bank)

First Bancorp (FBNC) (Holding company for First Bank; branches in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia)

First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (FCNCA) (Holding company for First Citizens Bank & Trust Company; branches in approximately 18 states and Washington, DC.)

First South Bancorp Inc. (FSBK) (Holding company for First South Bank)

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (HTBI) (Holding company for HomeTrust Bank; branches and loan production offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia)

Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (LOB)

Paragon Commercial Corporation (PBNC) (IPO June 16, 2016: bank with branches in North Carolina)

Park Sterling Corporation (PSTB) (Holding company for Park Sterling Bank; branches throughout North and South Carolina, northern Georgia and Virginia)

Peoples Bancorp of North Carolina, Inc. (PEBK) (Holding company for Peoples Bank)

Select Bancorp, Inc. (SLCT) (Holding company for Select Bank and Trust Company)

Yadkin Financial Corporation (YDKN) (Holding company for Yadkin Bank; branches in North and South Carolina)


Biotech and Pharmaceuticals

Argos Therapeutics, Inc. (ARGS) (Biopharmaceutical company: immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases)

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BCRX) (Infectious and inflammatory diseases)

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (BDSI) (Pain management and addiction medicine)

Cempra, Inc. (CEMP) (Antibacterial products in the treatment of infectious diseases)

Chimerix, Inc. (CMRX) (Biopharmaceutical company: oral antivirals)

Heat Biologics, Inc. (HTBX) (Therapeutic vaccines to combat a wide range of cancers and infectious diseases)

Novan, Inc. (NOVN) (Late stage pharmaceutical company; dermatology therapies)

Tenax Therapeutics, Inc. (TENX) (Treatment for various critical care conditions)

VTV Therapeutics Inc. (VTVT) (IPO in July 2015: Clinical stage pharmaceutical company:  cancer, central nervous system disorders, diabetes and metabolic disorders, inflammation)

Building Products

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (BW) (Provides energy and environmental products and services to the power and industrial markets)

Building Materials

Insteel Industries, Inc. (IIIN) (Steel wire reinforcing products)

Ply Gem Holdings, Inc. (PGEM) (Doors, gutters, siding, trim, roofing and windows)


Cato Corporation (The) (CATO) (Women’s Apparel: Apparel and accessories specialty stores: brands include Cato, Versona, It’s Fashion and It’s Fashion Metro)

Hanesbrands Inc. (HBI) (Innerwear and activewear apparel including bras, panties, sheer hosiery, socks, T-shirts  and underwear; brands include Hanes, Champion, Gear, Playtex and Wonderbra)

V.F. Corporation (VFC) (Apparel and footwear: outdoor & action sports; jeanswear, imagewear and sportswear; brands Lee, The North Face, Timberland, Vans and Wrangler)

Communications Equipment

CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (COMM) (Solutions and services for wired and wireless networks)

Concrete, Cement and Aggregates

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (MLM) (Aggregates, Ready-Mixed Concrete, Asphalt, Cement)

Diversified Industrials

Carlisle Companies Incorporated (CSL) (Diversified industrials, roofing, wire and cable, brake and friction, food service products)

SPX Corporation (SPXC) (Infrastructure equipment supplier)

Financial Services

Issuer Direct Corporation (ISDR) (Provides Disclosure Management Systems and Cloud–based Compliance Technologies to the financial services industry)

Financial Services and Loans

LendingTree, Inc. (TREE) (Online loan marketplace)

Food and Beverage

Bojangles’ Inc. (BOJA) (IPO in May 2015: Southeastern regional chain of chicken and biscuit restaurants)

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (COKE) (Independent Coca-Cola bottler and distributor)

Primo Water Corporation (PRMW)

Snyder’s-Lance, Inc. (LNCE) (Brands include Archway, Cape Cod, Hanover, Jays, Lance and Quitos)

Grocery Stores

Ingles Markets, Incorporated (IMKTA) (Regional Chain: Southeast)

Healthcare Services

Premier, Inc. (PINC) (Member-owned alliance of hospitals and healthcare providers)

Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. (Q) (Healthcare services: biopharmaceutical development services, commercial outsourcing services; commercial pharmaceutical sales and service organizations, consulting, health information analytics and technology consulting)

Home Furnishing

Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. (STLY) (Wooden residential furniture)

Home Improvement

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) (Home improvement stores: locations throughout North America)


Extended Stay America, Inc. (STAY) (Extended stay hotels)

Industrial Equipment, Machinery and Components

Enpro Industries (NPO) (Diesel engines, compressor components, industrial gaskets and sealing systems, self-lubricating bearings, wheel-end systems)



Investors Title Company (ITIC) (Title insurance)

Jewelry and Watch Manufacturers

Charles & Colvard Ltd. (CTHR) (Moissanite Gems and Jewelry)


Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) (Independent clinical laboratory)

Medical Devices

Kewaunee Scientific Corporation (KEQU) (Laboratory, healthcare and technical furniture products)

TransEnterix, Inc. (TRXC) (Robotics and flexible instruments)


Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (TRK) (Own and operate racing facilities in multiple markets)


Office REITs

Highwoods Properties, Inc. (HIW)

Shopping Center REITs

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (SKT)

Research Services

INC Research Holdings, Inc. (INCR) (Contract research services)

PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (PRAH) (Contract research services)


Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (HOTR) (Hooters Franchises)


Cree, Inc. (CREE) (LED)

Qorvo, Inc. (QRVO)


MaxPoint Interactive, Inc. (MXPT) (IPO in March 2015: Business intelligence and marketing automation software service)

Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) (Open source software development model: cloud computing, middleware, operating systems, storage, virtualization)


Nucor Corporation (NUE) (Steel producer and scrap metal recycling facilities)

Telephone Companies 

FairPoint Communications, Inc. (FRP) (Communications services to consumers in approximately 17 states)


Culp, Inc. (CFI) (Mattress and upholstery fabrics to furnishing retailers and manufacturers)

Unifi, Inc. (UFI) (Multi-filament polyester and unique branded nylon textured yarns)

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (XRM) (Textiles used in finished paper process)


Alliance One International, Inc. (AOI) (Leaf tobacco merchant)

Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) (Camel, Pall Mall, Grizzly, Kodiak and American Spirit)


Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. (ODFL) (Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services; logistics services including brokerage, delivery, expedited, supply chain consulting and warehousing)

Utilities: Diversified

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) (Services Provided in Multiple Regions)

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