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Corporate Finance: Company

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.
From Companies, select Stock Reports option listed under Resources drop-down box and search by company name or ticker symbol. Updated frequently, with the most useful updates following quarterly and annual statements.
Value Line Research Center provides quarterly-updated reports on over 3,500 stocks, 90 industries, and 2,000 mutual funds; news & analysis; options; convertibles; special situations; and exchange traded funds. Search by company name or ticker to get to the page-long reports.  
To find company information: 
1. Click on the Get Company Info tab.
2. Select Company Dossier link - in blue at bottom of box.
If you know the company name, use Get Company Info search box. If you only know the industry, use the Combined Search box. Then on the results page, choose an appropriate category from the left frame to refine your search.

Web Resources for Ratios

S&P Net Advantage - Comparing Companies

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

Comparing Companies using Mergent Online

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

ValueLine Research Center Tutorial

Company Dossier in LexisNexis Academic

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