How to use Google Finance for Real Time price of stocks

By | October 4, 2014
Many traders/investors how do not have access to trading terminal during market hours due to office blockage or network issues can use google docs to see live prices of stocks and nifty.
How To use the Google Finance 
  • Enter the formula into the desired spreadsheet cell: =GoogleFinance(“Symbol”, “Attribute”) where “symbol” represents the stock symbol of the company or mutual fund you’re looking for and “attribute” represents the type of market data that you want information about. If attribute is left blank, the stock price is populated into the cell by default.

     
    For example, if I wanted to find out the 52-week price high for Procter & Gamble stock, I’d enter =GoogleFinance(“PG”, “high52”). Make sure to put quotation marks around both the symbol and the attribute in order for the formula to compute properly.
     
    Here are a few more examples of attributes you can access using the GoogleFinance function:

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    • price: market price of the stock.
    • priceopen: the opening price of the stock for the current day.
    • high: the highest price the stock traded for the current day.
    • low: the lowest price the stock traded for the current day.
    • volume: number of shares traded of this stock for the current day.
    • marketcap: the market cap of the stock.
    • tradetime: the last time the stock traded.
    • datadelay: the delay in the data presented for this stock using the googleFinance() function.
    • volumeavg: the average volume for this stock.
    • pe: the Price-to-Earnings ratio for this stock.
    • eps: the earnings-per-share for this stock.
    • high52: the 52-week high for this stock.
    • low52: the 52-week low for this stock.
    • change: the change in the price of this stock since yesterday’s market close.
    • beta: the beta value of this stock.
    • changepct: the percentage change in the price of this stock since yesterday’s close.
    • closeyest: yesterday’s closing price of this stock.
    • shares: the number of shares outstanding of this stock.
    • currency: the currency in which this stock is traded.
    •  With the help of these information you can track almost all stocks on real time.

9 thoughts on “How to use Google Finance for Real Time price of stocks

  1. Bramesh Post author

    No idea on google docs but can be done in excel

  2. Nitin

    Hi,

    Is it possible to get NIFTY future rates for specific month via formula string in Google sheet?

    Similar to below.

    =googleFinance(“BHEL”, “price”)

    Nitin

  3. NS

    Did you ever try this on Google spreadsheet for NSE. It does not work for symbols/stock codes like NSE:TCS or NSE:BANKINDIA which you have written above. It works if you put the number for BSE codes like 500325 which is a BSE code for Reliance Industries limited. Whatever BSE codes i entered worked without the BSE written in front i.e. BOM:500325 won’t work whereas 500325 works. Also the nse codes for which there are no US code i.e. if you just use reliance it works whereas if you use NSE:RELIANCE it does not work.

  4. Paresh Kapadia

    If you have used Google Finance Realtime Charts, then the function GOOGLEFINANCE follows the same ‘stock code’. The ‘stock code’ is entered as follows:
    1) For Nifty – https://www.google.com/finance?q=NSE:.NSEI
    2) For NSE stock e.g. Bank of India – https://www.google.com/finance?q=NSE:BANKINDIA
    3) For Sensex – https://www.google.com/finance?q=INDEXBOM:.BSESN
    4) For BSE stock e.g. HDFC – https://www.google.com/finance?q=BOM:500010

    If you enter the ‘stock code’ after …?q= above in your googlefinance function, the price will show in your Google Docs sheet. e.g.
    1)=googlefinance(“NSE:.NSEI”,…)
    2)=googlefinance(“NSE:BANKINDIA”,…)
    3)=googlefinance(“INDEXBOM:.BSESN”,…)
    4)=googlefinance(“BOM:500010”,…)

    please note that the codes don’t have to be entered in capital letters but they read better that way. The ‘realtime’ quotes in Docs are like 20 minutes behind as per their notes. Hope that helps.

  5. Bramesh Post author

    you have to use in google docs not excel

  6. Shaila Kulkarni

    I am using it on an excel, its not working. After i enter the details, I am getting this remark. #Name?. Can any body help, if its working for you all. kindly advise.

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