BT quotes on Yahoo.


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Tiddy Ogg

I've been using Yahoo's finance.uk pages to display my portfolio.
Today I looked and it said BT, under the symbol bt.a.l at 0 last
traded 1970.
Is this a cock-up or has the ticker symbol changed.
Yahoo's own symbol look-up only gave bt.l which again was valued at
0.
Dubious ditties, scurrilous stanzas, perverted verses...
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Chris

Tiddy Ogg said:
I've been using Yahoo's finance.uk pages to display my portfolio.
Today I looked and it said BT, under the symbol bt.a.l at 0 last
traded 1970.
Is this a cock-up or has the ticker symbol changed.
Yahoo's own symbol look-up only gave bt.l which again was valued at
0.
Don't know, must have been a glitch, it is showing 202.25p and last trade 6
may now under both symbols, I notice however that "at the beginning of
April" they were planning to change their quote provider from Reuters to
Telekurs Financial, that could explain the change in symbol between bt-a.l
and bt.l, maybe the change got delayed and they have been implementing it
the start of may instead.
 
T

Tiddy Ogg

Don't know, must have been a glitch, it is showing 202.25p and last trade 6
may now under both symbols, I notice however that "at the beginning of
April" they were planning to change their quote provider from Reuters to
Telekurs Financial, that could explain the change in symbol between bt-a.l
and bt.l, maybe the change got delayed and they have been implementing it
the start of may instead.
Thanks... there was some note about changing info provider, but didn't
bother to read it.

Dubious ditties, scurrilous stanzas, perverted verses...
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T

Terry Harper

I've been using Yahoo's finance.uk pages to display my portfolio.
Today I looked and it said BT, under the symbol bt.a.l at 0 last
traded 1970.
Is this a cock-up or has the ticker symbol changed.
Yahoo's own symbol look-up only gave bt.l which again was valued at
0.
The proper symbol for British telecom is BT.A, plus whatever prefix or
suffix is needed to define the exchange. It sounds like Yahoo have
been taking a shortened version, but suddenly got fussier.

Having just had a try, they now need BT-A with a hyphen instead of the
dot. The note on the link from their quotes page says:

Dear Users, We are changing the quotes data provider for Y! Finance in
the next few weeks. Y! Finance is switching all European exchanges
from Reuters to our new data provider Telekurs Financial. We would
like to give you advance warning about any changes you might notice
during the switch so your use of Y! Finance continues without any
hitches

And:

If you are tracking a lot of stocks and other securities in your
portfolio, some quotes may not update after the switch. The reason for
this could be that you're using a Reuters-specific symbol for the
stock that is no longer supported by our new quotes provider Telekurs.
For example the Reuters ticker for the stock Yahoo! is "YHOO", but the
Telekurs ticker for Yahoo! is "YHO". You then just need to update the
entry in your portfolio. Please visit the Help with updating your
portfolio page and the How to modify your portfolio page.".
 
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