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A web scraper for ticker symbols from yahoo finance

Project description

Produces .csv, .json, .yaml, and .xls files (All files contain same data in a different format) for stocks, ETF, futures, indexes, mutual funds, currency, warrants and bonds. The ticker symbol, company name and exchange are saved. The category the symbol belongs to is only stored for stock symbols.

It gets its data from https://finance.yahoo.com/lookup/. Please note: it is not possible to get all the symbols due to limitations set by Yahoo. About 75%-90% of all symbols are gathered using this script depending on type.

Installation

From python package manager (preferred):

pip install Yahoo-ticker-downloader

From source:

python setup.py install

Running

The first param is one of the following types: stocks etf future index mutualfund currency warrant bond

YahooTickerDownloader.py stocks

The program takes several hours before any output is generated. The program supports suspending and resuming a download. Press CTRL+C to suspend download. Restart the program in the same working directory to resume downloading.

Example of output:

Ticker,Name,Exchange,categoryName,categoryNr
ENZ,"Enzo Biochem Inc.",NYQ,"Medical Laboratories & Research",525
ENZN,"Enzon Pharmaceuticals Inc.",NMS,Biotechnology,515
ENZR,"Energizer Resources Inc.",PNK,,0
EOAA.DE,"E.ON AG",GER,"Diversified Utilities",913
KMX,"CarMax Inc.",NYQ,"Auto Dealerships",744
KMY.MU,KIMBERLY-CLARK,MUN,"Personal Products",323
KN1.DU,ECOUNION,DUS,"Business Software & Services",826
KNCAY,"Konica Minolta Holdings Inc.",PNK,,0
KND,"Kindred Healthcare Inc.",NYQ,"Long-Term Care Facilities",523
KNDI,"Kandi Technologies, Corp",NGM,"Auto Manufacturers - Major",330
...ect

Depending on the type you are downloading, you will between 3.000 and 26.000 entries.

Further resources

Download history for symbols: ystockquote

Changelog

  • Version 0.8.1
    • Workaround for #7 : downloading interruption
    • Solution for #9 : UnicodeEncodeError
  • Version 0.7.0
    • Added –export option. It will transcode the .pickle file immediately to the desired output formats.
  • Version 0.6.0
    • Add 3 retries with an exponential back-off if HTTPError or ChunkedEncodingError is raised when processing _fetchHtml.
  • Version 0.5.0
    • Allows downloading using a insecure connection.
    • The temporarily download file-names now include the ticker type.
  • Version 0.4.0
    • Warrant symbols can now be downloaded.
    • Bond symbols can now be downloaded.
  • Version 0.3.0
    • Use https instead of http
    • Retry to fetch a page if it contains no symbols (A “fix” for issue #4)
    • Renamed all ‘Curreny’ to ‘Currency’
    • Relative imports are used
    • Fix: .csv file it outputs is encoded in UTF-8 when using python2
    • Performance: Considerable reduced memory consumption
    • It now outputs .json, .yaml and .xls files in addition to .csv

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