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GET symbols/:id

Retrieves detailed information about one or more symbol.

Request parameters

ParameterTypeDescription
id
integer
Internal symbol identifier. Can occur in the ‘Location’ header only. Mutually exclusive with ‘ids’ parameter.
ids
Complex
Comma-separated list of symbol ids.
id
Integer
Internal symbol identifier
names
Complex
Comma separated list of symbol names.
name
String
Symbol name

Notes: Either list of ids or names can be specified, but not both.

Response properties
PropertyTypeDescription
symbol
String
Symbol that follows Questrade symbology (e.g., "TD.TO").
symbolId
Integer
Symbol identifier
prevDayClosePrice
Double
Closing trade price from the previous trading day.
highPrice52
Double
52-week high price.
lowPrice52
Double
52-week high price.
averageVol3Months
Integer
Average trading volume over trailing 3 months.
averageVol20Days
Integer
Average trading volume over trailing 20 days.
outstandingShares
Integer
Total number of shares outstanding.
eps
Double
Trailing 12-month earnings per share.
pe
Double
Trailing 12-month price to earnings ratio.
dividend
Double
Dividend amount per share.
yield
Double
Dividend yield (dividend / prevDayClosePrice).
exDate
DateTime
Dividend ex-date.
marketCap
Double
Market capitalization (outstandingShares * prevDayClosePrice).
optionType
Enumeration
Option type (e.g., "Call"). See Option Type section for all allowed values.
optionDurationType
Enumeration
Option duration type (e.g., "Weekly"). See Option Duration Type section for all allowed values.
optionRoot
String
Option root symbol (e.g., "MSFT").
optionContractDeliverables
Complex
Option contract deliverables.
underlyings
Complex
List of UnderlyingMultiplierPair records.
UnderlyingMultiplierPair
Complex
 
multiplier
Integer
Number of shares deliverable per contract (e.g., 100).
underlyingSymbol
String
Underlying symbol for the deliverable (e.g., "MSFT").
underlyingSymbolId
String
Underlying symbol id for the deliverable (e.g., 2345343).
cashInLieu
Double
Amount of cash in lieu deliverable per contract.
optionExerciseType
Enumeration
Option exercise style (e.g., "American"). See Option Exercise Type section for all allowed values.
listingExchange
Enumeration
Primary listing exchange. See Listing Exchange section for the list of all listing exchanges.
description
String
Symbol description (e.g., "Microsoft Corp.").
securityType
Enumeration
Security type (e.g., "Stock"). See Security Type section for all allowed values.
optionExpiryDate
Date time
Option expiry date.
dividendDate
Date time
Dividend declaration date.
optionStrikePrice
Double
Option strike price
isQuotable
Boolean
Indicates whether the symbol is actively listed.
hasOptions
Boolean
Indicates whether the symbol is an underlying option.
currency
String
String Currency code (follows ISO format).
minTicks
Complex
List of MinTickData records.
MinTickData
Complex
 
pivot
Double
Beginning of the interval for a given minimum price increment.
minTick
Double
Minimum price increment.
industrySector
Enumeration
Industry sector classification.
industryGroup
Enumeration
Industry group classification.
industrySubGroup
Enumeration
Industry subgroup classification.

Sample request


GET https://api01.iq.questrade.com/v1/symbols/8049

Sample request


GET https://api01.iq.questrade.com/v1/symbols?ids=8049,...

Sample JSON response

        
{
    "symbols": [
	{
		"symbol": "AAPL",
		"symbolId": 8049,
		"prevDayClosePrice": 102.5, 
		"highPrice52": 102.9, 
		"lowPrice52": 63.89, 
		"averageVol3Months": 43769680,
		"averageVol20Days": 12860370,
		"outstandingShares": 5987867000, 
		"eps": 6.2,
		"pe": 16.54,
		"dividend": 0.47,
		"yield": 1.84,
		"exDate": "2014-08-07T00:00:00.000000-04:00", 
		"marketCap": 613756367500, 
		"tradeUnit": 1, 
		"optionType": null,
		"optionDurationType": null, 
		"optionRoot": "",
		"optionContractDeliverables": {
			"underlyings": [], 
			"cashInLieu": 0 
		}, 
		"optionExerciseType": null,
		"listingExchange": "NASDAQ", 
		"description": "APPLE INC",
		"securityType": "Stock", 
		"optionExpiryDate": null,
		"dividendDate": "2014-08-14T00:00:00.000000-04:00",
		"optionStrikePrice": null, 
		"isTradable": true,
		"isQuotable": true,
		"hasOptions": true,
		"minTicks": [
			{
				"pivot": 0, 
				"minTick": 0.0001
			},
			{
				"pivot": 1, 
				"minTick": 0.01
			}
		],
             "industrySector": "BasicMaterials", 
             "industryGroup":  "Steel", 
            "industrySubGroup": "Steel"
        	},
		...
	]
}

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