Greetings,

This is my first post in this group.

I am new to php script language. I am trying to use it get stock information and plot them in my way. A lot of examples showed to get stock quote in csv format from yahoo finance. In stead of quote, does anyone know the addresses to get other stock information, such as P/E, Key Statistics, etc from any public web site?

Thank you much.

phpnovice

I think there's a reason that those sites point you to Yahoo! As far as I know, nothing like that is available. However, since that data is just that, data, you could build a parser with extensive searching (a la preg_match) and simply steal Yahoo!'s information for everything. I've got a feeling it would violate Yahoo!'s terms of service, but if it's for personal or classroom use, I hardly assume they'd even notice anyone using a utility like that.

Hi,

Thanks for your help. I am not sure I will try if it violates something. But at least you gave me some knowledge.

phpnovice


I think there's a reason that those sites point you to Yahoo! As far as I know, nothing like that is available. However, since that data is just that, data, you could build a parser with extensive searching (a la preg_match) and simply steal Yahoo!'s information for everything. I've got a feeling it would violate Yahoo!'s terms of service, but if it's for personal or classroom use, I hardly assume they'd even notice anyone using a utility like that.

You can look for a web service that has stock quotes and parse the XML. Try http://www.xmethods.net/

Hi,

Thanks. I will try it.

By the way flash is very cool! I wish I could do the same sometime.

phpnovice

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