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finviz-api ########## Unofficial Python API for FinViz

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Downloading & Installation

$ pip install -U git+

What is Finviz?

FinViz_ aims to make market information accessible and provides a lot of data in visual snapshots, allowing traders and investors to quickly find the stock, future or forex pair they are looking for. The site provides advanced screeners, market maps, analysis, comparative tools, and charts.

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Important Information

Any quotes data displayed on is delayed by 15 minutes for NASDAQ, and 20 minutes for NYSE and AMEX. This API should NOT be used for live trading, it's main purpose is financial analysis, research, and data scraping.

Using Screener

Before using the Screener class, you have to manually go to the website's screener and enter your desired settings. The URL will automatically change every time you add a new setting. After you're done the URL will look something like this:

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?v=111&s=ta_newhigh&f=cap_largeover,exch_nasd,fa_fpe_o10&o=-ticker&t=ZM are the extra parameters provided to the screener. Those parameters are a list of key/value pairs separated with the & symbol. Some keys have a clear intent - f=cap_largeover,exch_nasd,fa_fpe_o10 are filters, o=-ticker is order and t=ZM are tickers - yet, some are ambiguous like v=111, which stands for the type of table.

To make matters easier inside the code you won't refer to tables by their number tag, but instead you will use their full name (ex. table=Performance).

.. code:: python

from finviz.screener import Screener

filters = ['exch_nasd', 'idx_sp500']  # Shows companies in NASDAQ which are in the S&P500
stock_list = Screener(filters=filters, table='Performance', order='price')  # Get the performance table and sort it by price ascending

# Export the screener results to .csv 

# Create a SQLite database 

for stock in stock_list[9:19]:  # Loop through 10th - 20th stocks 
    print(stock['Ticker'], stock['Price']) # Print symbol and price

# Add more filters
stock_list.add(filters=['fa_div_high'])  # Show stocks with high dividend yield
# or just stock_list(filters=['fa_div_high'])

# Print the table into the console

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Using Portfolio

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from finviz.portfolio import Portfolio

portfolio = Portfolio('<your-email-address>', '<your-password>', '<portfolio-name>')
# Print the portfolio into the console

Note that, portfolio name is optional - it would assume your default portfolio (if you have one) if you exclude it. The Portfolio class can also create new portfolio from an existing .csv file. The .csv file must be in the following format:

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    • Ticker
    • Transaction
    • Date (Opt.)
    • Shares
    • Price (Opt.)
    • AAPL
    • 1
    • 05-25-2017
    • 34
    • 141.28
    • NVDA
    • 2
    • 250
    • 243.32
    • WMT
    • 1
    • 01.19.2019
    • 45

Note that, if any optional fields are left empty, the API will assign them today's data.

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portfolio.create_portfolio('<portfolio-name>', '<path-to-csv-file>')

Individual stocks

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>>> import finviz
>>> finviz.get_stock('AAPL')
{'Index': 'DJIA S&P500', 'P/E': '12.91', 'EPS (ttm)': '12.15',...
>>> finviz.get_insider('АAPL')
[{'Insider Trading': 'KONDO CHRIS', 'Relationship': 'Principal Accounting Officer', 'Date': 'Nov 19', 'Transaction':            'Sale', 'Cost': '190.00', '#Shares': '3,408', 'Value ($)': '647,520', '#Shares Total': '8,940', 'SEC Form 4': 'Nov 21           06:31 PM'},...
>>> finviz.get_news('AAPL')
[('Chinas Economy Slows to the Weakest Pace Since 2009', '      020040147.html'),...
>>> finviz.get_analyst_price_targets('AAPL')
[{'date': '2019-10-24', 'category': 'Reiterated', 'analyst': 'UBS', 'rating': 'Buy', 'price_from': 235, 'price_to': 275}, ...

Downloading charts

.. code:: python

# Monthly, Candles, Large, No Technical Analysis
stock_list.get_charts(period='m', chart_type='c', size='l', ta='0')

# period='d' > daily 
# period='w' > weekly
# period='m' > monthly

# chart_type='c' > candle
# chart_type='l' > lines

# size='m' > small
# size='l' > large

# ta='1' > display technical analysis
# ta='0' > ignore technical analysis


You can read the rest of the documentation inside the docstrings.


You can contribute to the project by reporting bugs, suggesting enhancements, or directly by extending and writing features (see the ongoing projects_).

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You can also buy me a coffee!

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Using the library to acquire data from FinViz is against their Terms of Service and robots.txt. Use it responsibly and at your own risk. This library is built purely for educational purposes.

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