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Got company? Need info?

If your company  is traded on a U.S. stock exchange, there are many sources of information 

For Public Companies:
Company web site -  Look under "investor relations" section to read the Annual Report and SEC filings (10-K).

Public company databases - Find financial information databases such as Mergent, NetAdvantage & Factiva. Remember to use the correct parent company name (e.g. Pepsico not Pepsi)

News - Find articles about products, strategy, brand management, and exectuves in article databases such as Business Source Premier, ABI/Inform, Factiva, and on the web.

Company histories & corporate culture -  Use books, encyclopedias & web sites.  

For Private Companies:
Disclosure requirements don't apply. Use PrivCo for financial and business data, including strategy, due diligence background, competitive intelligence, news and more. Include searching in news sources and online databases such as Business Source Premier and ABI/Inform from the Business Subject Page

 

Types of company information

  • Company strategy  (Use annual reports and company history)

  • Financial performance and ratios  (Use public company databases)

  • Stock prices and stock market (Use public company databases)

  • Comparison of companies within an industry (Use competitor research and directories)

  • Company histories give insight into product development and corporate culture. 

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