Float shares available
Author: aphelps7
Creation Date: 9/12/2008 4:51 AM
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aphelps7

#1
Is there anything in 5.1 that will give you the number of float shares available of a stock?
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Eugene

#2
All fundamental items available are on the "Fundamental Data" list, so if the number is not listed, Fidelity does not offer it. Since Fidelity does not seem to provide restricted shares, utilizing the available Shares Outstanding item to calculate float is not an option. But we've got .NET to help, so here's a quick code that grabs float from Yahoo even for customers with Developer as well:

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For what it's worth: a single number seems like is what Y! has to offer.
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aphelps7

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Eugene,

Thank you. I think I can get the symbols from fidelity and then loop through this code to get the float.

I appreciat it.

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Eugene

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Stumbled onto this old thread by accident. Code in post #2 no longer works (good night sweet Yahoo) but we've got a routine to query float from Morningstar's website in C.Components library:

GetFloat in Community Components library