I’m in the process of making a spreadsheet of stocks that I’m watching in Google Sheets. I want to include the daily price and percentage change in a single column. I found a helpful Docs Editors thread, and I was able to get it working the way it’s formatted in the answer from that thread.
What I’m starting with is the following input (A2 contains a ticker symbol):
=GOOGLEFINANCE(A2,"change")&" | "&GOOGLEFINANCE(A2,"changepct")
That displays this (using random numbers):
1.25 | 3.15
That technically works. However, I’d like the data to display in a different way. This is what I’d prefer:
The parentheses are the most important part, but I’d also like to show the dollar sign, percent symbol, and plus symbol if possible (the minus symbol will always show for negative values, but I want to also always see the plus symbol for positive values).
I’ve changed the input to the following:
=GOOGLEFINANCE(A2,"change")&" ("&GOOGLEFINANCE(A2, "changepct")")"
That gives me an error that says, “Formula parse error.” Changing it to
=GOOGLEFINANCE(A2,"change")&" ("&GOOGLEFINANCE(A2, "changepct")
gives a functioning result, but it’s of course missing the closing parenthesis. The cell displays as
What am I doing wrong? Any help is appreciated!