LAKELAND, Fla. -- Publix Super Markets here said its stock price has increased $5 to $51.50, based on its most recent appraisal, the highest price the stock has ever reached.Andrew Wolf, an equity analyst with BB&T Capital Markets, Analyzing Publix Super Markets (OTCMKTS:PUSH) stock? View PUSH's stock price, price target, dividend, earnings, financials, forecast, insider trades, news, and SEC filings at MarketBeat. So, later he created an employee stock purchase plan so Publix associates could formally have the opportunity to purchase shares of company stock. To this day, Publix is a privately owned company. Our common stock is not publicly traded on a stock exchange, so it does not have a "ticker" symbol.