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Looking for floating stock shares number on equities

Hi folks,

I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I am trying to get the float for a US equity (definition). So far I have only been able to find outstanding shares numbers in the morningstar data, yet Yahoo shows the information readily on their stistics page for a stock like AAPL.

The morningstar data that is provided here only offers shares outstanding. Would anyone know of a datasource that shows the float for a stock?

Cheers,
Mitch

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Hi Mitch, I found that the company stock float is not available directly, although from the definition on Investopedia, it seems easy enough to calculate:

Outstanding Shares - Restricted Stock

So from the data API doc it seems like you should be able to get this info like this:

EarningReports.BasicAverageShares - FinancialStatements.BalanceSheet.RestrictedCommonStockHowever in the research environment I have tried a number of different stocks, and there doesn't seem to be any info for RestrictedCommonStock, always a value of zero. Sorry i couldn't be of more help.

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I had forgotten to add that info to my original post. I too found that the RestrictedCommonStock is empty. So that was a dead end. Does anyone have any other data source that can be used to get the float information?

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