The result in column C is the current price for each of the stock Data Types in column B. These prices will change when the Data Type is refreshed. Note: you can use the STOCKHISTORY function to get the last available close price and other historical pricing at daily, weekly, and monthly intervals. The STOCKHISTORY function is a “pure” formula approach, the approach described here requires the Stocks Data Type. With a valid Data Type in A1, Excel will automatically display available fields once the “.” is typed. Note: the Stocks Data Type is only available in Excel 365.

Previous close

The formula for “Last close” in column C is: Notice the field name “Previous close” is enclosed in square brackets. This is a requirement for any field name that contains a space character.

Current Price

The formula for “Last close” in column D is:

Change %

The formula for “Change %” in column E is: This is equivalent to the manual formula:


The FIELDVALUE function can also be used as an alternative to the “dot” syntax formulas above. The equivalent formulas are: Notice square brackets are not required, but the field names are enclosed in double quotes ("").

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