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Picking a Company

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Company Informaiton

General Articles, Company Profiles, Investment Analysis

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  • Mergent Online
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Recommended Electronic Journals

  Wall Street Journal    Financial Times
   Economist    Forbes
   Business Valuation: Discounts and Premiums    Financial Valuation: Applications and Models
   Valuation, Insights & Perspectives    Valuation Strategies

Print Reference Resources (available in the WCL Barclay Reference Center)

   Accountants’ Handbook    HF5621 .A22 2007
   Value Line Investment Survey    HG4501 .V262
   Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios    HF5681.R25 I525
   Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios    HF5681.R25 T68
   Handbook of Small Business Valuation Formulas & Rules of Thumb    HG4028.V3 D478 1994

Suggested Books on “Valuation” in the West Campus Library

How to measure anything: finding the value of "intangibles" in business
HF5681.I55 H83 2007
Selling your IT business: valuation, finding the right buyer, and negotiating the deal
HD9696.63.A2 C525 2006
Discounted cash flow: a theory of the valuation of firms
HG4028.V3 K79 2006
Valuing your business: strategies to maximize the sale price
HG4028.V3 L56 2005
Business analysis & valuation: using financial statements
HF5681.V3 P295 2004
The handbook of business valuation and intellectual property analysis
HG4028.V3 H257 2004
Principles of private firm valuation
HG4028.V3 F44 2005
Business valuation and taxes: procedure, law, and perspective
HF5681.V3 L37 2005
Stock valuation: an essential guide to Wall Street’s most popular valuation models
HG4028.V3 .H66 2006
Corporate finance and valuation
HG4026 .R92 2007
Intangible assets: valuation and economic benefit
HF5681.I55 C64 2005
Financial valuation: applications and models
HG4028.V3 H583 2006
The market approach to valuing businesses
HG4028.V3 P69 2005
Fair value for financial reporting: meeting the new FASB requirements
HF5681.B2 K475 2006


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