Find Symbols#

It’s important to know what symbols are supported when making API calls to IEX Cloud. To see the full list of U.S. symbols that IEX Cloud currently supports for “stocks” API calls, you can make an API call to get the full symbols list from our reference data.


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This call above returns an array of objects, each of which represents a symbol that can be used when making API calls.

Here is an example of one of the objects for AAPL:

    symbol: "AAPL",
    exchange: "NAS",
    name: "Apple Inc.",
    date: "2019-05-05",
    type: "cs",
    iexId: "IEX_4D48333344362D52",
    region: "US",
    currency: "USD",
    isEnabled: true

The symbol field is the symbol that should be used when making API calls for prices, company info, and similar information.

The exchange lists the code for the symbol’s primary listing exchange, in this case, “NAS” indicating AAPL is listed on the Nasdaq exchange. You can see the list of US exchanges using the REF_DATA_EXCHANGES endpoint.

The type for AAPL is “cs”, indicating that it is a common stock. The currently supported issues types are:

  • AD - ADR

  • RE - REIT

  • CE - Closed end fund

  • SI - Secondary Issue

  • LP - Limited Partnerships

  • CS - Common Stock

  • ET - ETF

  • WT - Warrant

  • OEF - Open Ended Fund

  • CEF - Closed Ended Fund

  • PS - Preferred Stock)

The region for AAPL is “US” indicating that it is a U.S. based stock. The region property refers to the country code for the symbol using ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 codes.

You can pull up the symbols only for a given exchange or region by using the REF_DATA_IEX_SYMBOLS endpoint.


Reference Data updates at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. UTC time every day. We recommend fetching updated reference data from IEX Cloud into your application regularly to stay up to date.

IEX Symbols / Real Time Price For Symbols#

To pull just the list of symbols that are traded on IEX, you would use the REF_DATA_IEX_SYMBOLS endpoint.

Mutual Fund Symbols#

Reference data call to pull only mutual fund symbols can be found REF_DATA_MUTUAL_FUNDS endpoint.

OTC Symbols#

Reference data call to pull only OTC symbols can be found via the REF_DATA_OTC endpoint.