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Picking a Company

  • Standard & Poor’s netAdvantage
    Provides access to the S&P Industry Surveys, Mutual Fund Reports, Stock Reports, Quarterly & Annual Earnings Estimates, Bond Guides and Dividend Records, Corporate Records and directory information for public and private U.S. and international companies.
  • IBISWorld  Icon
    Industry surveys organized by NAICS code. These industry reports include information on the biggest companies within each industry. A good place to start, get some industry background, and read about a few of the major players.

Company Information

General Articles, Company Profiles, Investment Analysis

  • Business Source Complete  
    Business Literature. A good source of both scholarly and trade articles; search by keyword. Also provides access to industry reports, market research and even SWOT analyses for some of the larger companies.
  • ABI/Inform Global
    Business Literature. Both scholarly and trade publications. Search by keyword, company, NAICS, even person...
  • Thomson ONE: Investext
    Full-text company and industry financial reports produced by the leading international investment banks, brokerage firms and trade associations. Reports generally contain information such as industry trends, market share, and emerging technologies. Coverage is current. (Note: This section of Thomson One's site can be found under the "Screening & Analysis" dropdown menu; choose "Research". Thomson One works best in Internet Explorer.)
  • Mergent Online
    Provides current and historical financial data, links to extensive lists of SEC filings, and several years of annual reports. Special strengths of this database include its detailed company histories, discussions of debt and equity structure and hard-to-find annual reports for international companies. You can also build your own custom reports comparing a company to its industry or specifically-chosen competitors through a variety of metrics.

Comparable Companies

  • Mergent Online
    Best for company financials & annual reports; also executive, ownership, histories & country profiles. Build a custom comparative report, comparing your company to the industry or specifically-chosen competitors.
  • Hoovers Premium
    Industry pages will provide a list of all related companies. The "Competitive Landscape" tool allows you to compare financial information for the company of your choosing and three chosen competitors.
  • NetAdvantage
    Company profiles include a valuation section, among other plentiful information (a stock report, financials, estimates and opinions and competitors).
  • Orbis
    If you want to get a little more in-depth with your comparison, this database allows you to build a list of companies (or all companies in an industry) and build a custom comparison chart from a large number of potential financial and other variables.

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