The Stock Statistics Parser

By: Douglas Lyon


The focus is on making use of the web to get information about companies, using their stock symbols and YAHOO finance. We show how to map a stock ticker symbol into a company name gather statistics and derive new information. Our example shows how we extract the number of shares outstanding, total volume over a given time period and compute the turnover for the shares.

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Douglas Lyon, “The Stock Statistics Parser”, Journal of Object Technology, Volume 7, no. 6 (July 2008), pp. 17-23, doi:10.5381/jot.2008.7.6.c2.

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