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Retrieve the financial data from Yahoo in python

by maxguy71

In this article we look at a package that will retrieve financial information for Yahoo finance

You should refer to Yahoo!’s terms of use (herehere, and here) for details on your rights to use the actual data downloaded. Remember – the Yahoo! finance API is intended for personal use only.

Installation

pip install yfinance

Requirements

When you use the package you need to know the ticker for a company, what is a ticker I hear you ask. Well here is a summary

ticker symbol or stock symbol is an abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market.

In short, Ticker symbols are basically arrangements of symbols or characters (generally Latin letters or digits) representing specific assets or securities listed on a stock exchange or traded publicly.

A stock symbol may consist of letters, numbers or a combination of both. “Ticker symbol” refers to the symbols that were printed on the ticker tape of a ticker tape machine.

Some examples of US Stock symbols include:

  • AAPL – Apple
  • GOOG – Alphabet
  • HPQ – Hewlett-Packard
  • INTC – Intel
  • MSFT – Microsoft
  • WMT – Walmart
  • AMZN – Amazon
  • FB – Facebook

Examples

This example will get all of the information

 

# Import yfinance module  
import yfinance as yf  
# Using ticker for the Microsoft in yfinance function  
FBInfo = yf.Ticker("MSFT")  
# Looping over items to split them in key-value pair  
print("Items from the financial data of the Microsoft page in the key-value page: ")  
for keyItem, valueItem in FBInfo.info.items():  
    print(keyItem, ":", valueItem)  

This will output a lot of data, this is the first few lines

>>> %Run yfinancebasic.py
Items from the financial data of the Microsoft page in the key-value page: 
zip : 98052-6399
sector : Technology
fullTimeEmployees : 181000
longBusinessSummary : 
city : Redmond
phone : 425 882 8080
state : WA
country : United States

Retrieving financial metrics

# Import yfinance module  
import yfinance as yf  
# Using ticker for the Microsoft in yfinance function  
msInfo = yf.Ticker("MSFT")  
# Microsoft financial data we retrieved  
sectorInfo = msInfo.info['sector'] # Company Sector key  
shortNameInfo = msInfo.info['shortName'] # Price Earning ratio key  
weekInfo = msInfo.info['52WeekChange'] # Company Beta key  
# Print the Company Sector Information  
print("Sector is: ", sectorInfo)  
# Print the Short name  
print("The Short name is ", shortNameInfo)  
# Print the 52 week info
print("52 week info: ", weekInfo)  

When run I saw the following displayed

>>> %Run yfinanceother.py
Sector is: Technology
The Short name is Microsoft Corporation
52 week info: 0.2617643

More detailed example

This is the example that is on the github page

import yfinance as yf

msft = yf.Ticker("MSFT")

# get stock info
print (msft.info)

# show actions (dividends, splits)
print (msft.actions)

# show dividends
print (msft.dividends)

# show splits
print (msft.splits)

# show financials
print (msft.financials)
print (msft.quarterly_financials)

# show major holders
print (msft.major_holders)

# show institutional holders
print (msft.institutional_holders)

# show balance sheet
print (msft.balance_sheet)
print (msft.quarterly_balance_sheet)

# show cashflow
print (msft.cashflow)
print (msft.quarterly_cashflow)

# show earnings
print (msft.earnings)
print (msft.quarterly_earnings)

# show sustainability
print (msft.sustainability)

# show analysts recommendations
print (msft.recommendations)

# show next event (earnings, etc)
print (msft.calendar)

# show ISIN code - *experimental*
# ISIN = International Securities Identification Number
print (msft.isin)

# show options expirations
print (msft.options)

# show news
print (msft.news)

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