yahoo.finance.quotes.xml gives YQL the ability to get stock price information via Yahoo Finance. I have added a few Open Data Tables to the
Yahoo / Finance directory to give YQL access to basic summary information about stocks.
Ironically, while YQL is designed to make it easy to convert Web Service API’s to a SQL-like language, no such API exists per se for Yahoo Finance (for example the quotes data table relies on parsing csv data). Currently there doesn’t seem to be any easy way to:
|Open Data Table||Description|
|yahoo.finance.sectors.xml||Scrapes the Yahoo Finance Industry Index to get a list of sectors and industries within those sectors (along with the industry IDs)|
|yahoo.finance.industry.xml||Given an industry ID, scrapes the associated “Public” Industry page of the Yahoo Finance Industry Center to get a list of company names and stock symbols|
|yahoo.finance.stock.xml||Given a stock symbol scrapes the Yahoo Finance Profile, Quote Summary, and Historical Price pages to get summary information for the stock|
See the following pages for more details: