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Corporate Finance

This guide can be used as a starting point for researching companies, industries, market conditions, and scholarly articles for BUS 3401 and similar courses.

Company Information

Financial and business information and data on United States and international companies; includes history, company details, executives, ownership, financials, equity pricing, reports, filings, news, competitors.

There are several ways to find industry information:
(1) Search by SIC or NAICS for list of companies in your industry.
Or (2)click on Report Search tab (top of search page). Select Industry Reports, and choose an industry.
Or (3), do a Company Search. Click on the Reports tab. Select Industry Reports. Use the Report Builder tab to compare the company against Industry or other companies.
Information on companies, industries, the stock market, the economy, and long- and short-term prospects for equities, bonds, funds and industries.Search for companies using the search bar. Results include    

You can search for a company by entering its name or ticker in the search box at the top of any screen.  This search box is to the right of "NetAdvantage."  You can also search for a company by using the "Companies" tab in the blue banner near the top

Business Source Complete 
(1) Click on Company Information (on blue ribbon at the top). Look for executives, Search by SIC Code, Country, Revenue, Employee Number, Zip Code, City State, Plant/Facility Square Footage.
(2) And, magazines, newspapers and journals in all business disciplines.

Web Resources for Ratios & Industry Averages

S&P Net Advantage - Comparing Companies

This tutorial from Ohio University demonstrates how to use S& P Net Advantage to compare companies.

ValueLine Research Center Tutorial

Comparing Companies using Mergent Online

This tutorial from Chad Boeninger from Ohio University demonstrates how to create a company comparison report using Mergent Online.