How to view current stock prices and other quotes in Excel
To add the actual and updatable information about stocks, do the following:
1. Type ticker symbols or company names for which you want to add stock information.
2. Select these cells.
3. On the Data tab, in the Data Types group, click Stocks:
Excel will try to convert the selected text to the Stocks data type. If the transformation was successful (Excel found in the Microsoft online source a matching stock data for the value in the cell), the cell data have the stock icon :
Note: For some data (in this example, for Facebook), Excel can't find the appropriate stock record in the Microsoft online sources. It can happen due to spelling mistakes or when Excel needs your help to interpret the stock correctly. In this case, click on the question icon to open the Data Selector pane:
- Modify the name in the field on the top, if there is a spelling error and click the find icon .
- Select the appropriate stock data, if there are several stock markets/exchanges for the stock ticker or name:
4. To add the stock data, do the following:
4.1. Select one or more cells with the Stocks data type (with the stock icon ) and click the Add Column button :
4.2. In the drop-down list, select the data that you want to add to the spreadsheet.
4.3. Click the Add Column button again and add more data columns.
- To see all of the fields available for a company or fund, click the stock icon
or select the cell and press Ctrl+Shift+F5:
- To refresh stock data, do one of the following:
- On the Data tab, in the group Queries & Connections, click the
Refresh All button:
- Right-click the stock data (cells with stock icon
choose Data Type -> Refresh in the popup menu:
This refreshes all stock data in the workbook, not only in the current spreadsheet!
- On the Data tab, in the group Queries & Connections, click the Refresh All button:
- To fix or change the Stocks data type to the regular text,
do the following:
- Select the data that you want to change (cells with stock icon ).
- Right-click on the selection and choose Data Type -> Convert to Text in the
This converts the Stocks data type to the regular text, and all depended data don't be shown anymore:
To save all depended data, before converting the Stocks data type, do the following:
- Select all depended data that you want to save, copy it to the Clipboard (by clicking the Copy button on the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, or by pressing Ctrl+C).
- On the Home tab, in the Clipboard group, click Paste, and then
select one of the Paste Values buttons:
- Values (V) pastes the results of formulas. The destination for the copy can be a new range or the original range. In the latter case, Excel replaces the original formulas with their current values
- Values & Number Formatting (A) pastes the results of formulas, plus the number formatting
- Values & Source Formatting (E) pastes the results of formulas, plus all formatting
- Stock information is delayed, provided "as-is", and is not for trading purposes or advice.
- To work with stock information, you need to have an online access to the Internet and an appropriate version of Microsoft Excel.