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Regex for Yahoo Finance Stock Price

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generalt    0

I am trying to grab stock quotes from Yahoo Finance. I am completely new to regular expressions...

The stock price comes like this: <span id="yfs_l84_$symbol">price</span>, where $symbol is the ticker symbol and price is something like 6.75 (no $ sign)

This is what I have so far:

$content = file_get_contents('$symbol');

preg_match('#<span id="yfs_184_$symbol">#', $content, $match);
$price = $match[1];

echo "Price: $price";

I really have no idea what I'm doing with preg_match, and the PHP documentation didn't really help much. When I run this code, I get "error: Undefined Offset: 1," referring to $match[1].

What am I doing wrong?

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AnthonySterling    11

Have you tried the CSV feed via YQL interface, it's pretty handy.

Note the REST link towards the bottom of the page.

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