Intrinio is excited to announce the addition of the NASDAQ Global Press Releases data feed. This data feed will provide Intrinio users with free API access to the latest breaking news for companies from around this world. Partnering with NASDAQ to provide this data is an honor, and being able to provide it free of charge is a milestone for our mission of making financial data affordable and accessible. If you need a press release API, this article explains how to get access and provides sample API calls to get you started.
Accessing the Press Release API
If you are unfamiliar with Intrinio's API, this article will show you how to get your API keys and provides step by step instructions as well as sample code in numerous languages. When you create a free account you are automatically subscribed to the free plans for economic data, fundamentals data, and the security master. However, you will need to subscribe to the free plan for press releases.
Start in the Intrinio Fintech Marketplace and search for "press release."
As with all data feed pages in the marketplace, the basic details for the data feed, pricing information, and links to the data feed documentation are found on the press release product page. Click on the product page and hit "Start For Free."
Once you agree to the terms, you API keys will give you access to this data feed with up to 1,000 daily API calls.
Using the Press Release API
You can view the documentation for the NASDAQ Global Press Releases data feed here. Intrinio's help page includes links to our data tag directory, API tutorials, and numerous other helpful articles that will save you time on your integration.
The base URL for obtaining press releases is straight forward:
That call will return all press releases for all companies in the database in JSON format, about 24,000 responses as of April 2017, including the company name, title of the press release, publication date, a URL to view the full release, and a summary.
To get later pages, just add a pager to the call:
You can change the page size to range up to 100 results per page. You can also specify a specific ticker if you only want press releases for a certain stock:
You can add up to 10 tickers to a single API call:
International securities are available as well, simply specify the exchange and the security and separate them with a colon:
If you'd specify whether the return values only include press releases from the company, or have the return values include press releases that have the company in the subject, specify a related parameter:
The data extends historically until 2017-01-27, the date Intrinio began integrating this data feed. The feed updates every 15 minutes, meaning the data you see will be at most 15 minutes old. NASDAQ releases about 25% of all press release volume, meaning this feed includes 1/4 of all global press releases.
Getting the Most Out of the Data
This is a great feed for creating automatic alerts for breaking company news or generating alpha in quantitative models.
If 1,000 daily API calls isn't enough, or you want a custom plan that allows you to redistribute the press release data through your own app, chat with us.Chat The Intrinio Team
We can answer your questions about the API and make sure you have what you need to incorporate press releases into your analyses. Our goal is to make financial data affordable and accessible so investors can save money and make time to build something meaningful. Press Release data from NASDAQ is a great new addition to the marketplace that is helping us make our mission a reality.