Intrinio provides corporate actions data for companies around the world with the help of our partner, Exchange Data International (EDI). A corporate action is any event that has a material impact on a company's shareholders and can include anything from a merger to a dividend. This article explains the corporate actions API, including important links to resources, what is included, how much this data feed costs, and how to access it via API.
If you are looking for real time stock prices, its important to get some clarity about what a stock price even is. This article explains why there can be multiple prices for the same stock at the same time, how those prices converge, and provides a guide for deciding which stock price is the right price for different use cases.
Why isn't there just one stock price?
Last week thousands of fintech developers scrambled to find a Yahoo Finance API replacement. Individual investors, startups, and even fortune 500 companies had taken advantage of this free service to obtain financial data like stock prices for their websites, intranets, and analytics applications.
Yahoo Probably Removed the Finance API for Financial Reasons
Yahoo hasn't disclosed why they canceled the API but we can be confident that money had everything to do with it. Yahoo is not a stock exchange nor is it a data provider. This means that Yahoo has to buy its stock data from at least one, if not several, data providers. When Yahoo contracted with these parties to obtain this data, their agreements included "redistribution rights".