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Is there an API to make a request such as: all the companies which thier P/E ratio is greater than 50 ? I know I can crawl google finance and have it locally on my desktop, but I prefer something more dynamic.

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closed as off-topic by chrisaycock Jul 14 '13 at 0:51

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Mathematica has lots of this built into their FinancialData[] function. – Jagra Jul 13 '13 at 20:47
    
@Jagra, How do you get the data into the Array, my question is how to collect the data rather than how to process it. thanks – 0x90 Jul 13 '13 at 20:56
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@0x90 - That is exactly what FinancialData[] does. Please refer to its documentation. – Andrew Cheong Jul 13 '13 at 22:04
    
@acheong87 add this as an answer. is there anything similar for matlab? – 0x90 Jul 13 '13 at 22:09
    
Like I said last time I closed your question, this is a site for people who work in quantitative finance. – chrisaycock Jul 14 '13 at 0:52
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Try the yahoo screener: http://screener.finance.yahoo.com/newscreener.html

The java version will run on windows/osx/linux and you can download to a csv.

Edit: the java version no longer works.

This link is the best yahoo has. https://screener.finance.yahoo.com/stocks.html

Quandl has all of this data as well so people can generate their own data.

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Hi Michael WS, could you update or delete this answer? Unfortunately the URL 404's now. – Bob Jansen May 28 at 11:28
    
Thanks, this will do – Bob Jansen May 28 at 20:49

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