Multiple Symbols to Pandas Dataframe

Been working on getting multiple symbols close data into dataframes however I’m stuck and could use a few pointers.
Currently my code is

import AlpacaConnect as ac

import alpaca as tradeapi

import pandas as pd

from import TimeFrame

from import StockBarsRequest

from import StockHistoricalDataClient# Create stock historical data client

client = StockHistoricalDataClient(ac.Key, ac.SKey)

# Begin data

tickers_list = ['BP', 'XOM']

data = pd.DataFrame(columns=tickers_list)

# Set the start time

startTime = pd.to_datetime("2023-01-01").tz_localize('America/New_York')

endTime = pd.to_datetime("2024-01-01").tz_localize('America/New_York')

""" This doesn't work even though it looks like it should

for ticker in tickers_list:

tickerData= StockBarsRequest(symbol_or_symbols= ticker, timeframe=TimeFrame.Day, start=startTime, end=endTime)

data[ticker] = client.get_stock_bars(tickerData)



dataBP = StockBarsRequest(symbol_or_symbols= 'BP',timeframe=TimeFrame.Day, start=startTime, end=endTime)

dataXOM = StockBarsRequest(symbol_or_symbols= 'XOM',timeframe=TimeFrame.Day, start=startTime, end=endTime)

bpBars = client.get_stock_bars(dataBP)

xomBars = client.get_stock_bars(dataXOM)

bpDF = bpBars.df

xomDF = xomBars.df

bpClose = bpDF.loc[:, ["close"]]

xomClose = xomDF.loc[:, ["close"]]



which is mostly working except the result comes back in form

symbol timestamp
BP     2023-01-03 05:00:00+00:00  34.32
       2023-01-04 05:00:00+00:00  33.78
       2023-01-05 05:00:00+00:00  33.90
       2023-01-06 05:00:00+00:00  34.46
       2023-01-09 05:00:00+00:00  34.77
symbol timestamp
XOM    2023-01-03 05:00:00+00:00  106.51
       2023-01-04 05:00:00+00:00  106.82
       2023-01-05 05:00:00+00:00  109.21
       2023-01-06 05:00:00+00:00  110.53
       2023-01-09 05:00:00+00:00  108.47

and for the life of me I can’t figure out how to remove the date and timestamp because pandas seems convinced it’s part of the ‘close’ column

Lastly if anyone can tell me why the for ticker in tickers_list loop doesn’t work I’d really appreciate it. I’d like to write code that’s more modular however I haven’t figured out how to get this to loop like it would in yfinance