Business - Company Information

Company Profiles

 

Public Company Profiles - Best Bets

The following resources are especially useful for finding public company information. Scroll down the page or click on a resource title to learn more...

Mergent Online Value Line

 

Business Insights: Essentials

  BIE 

 

  • Use the search box near the top of the screen to search by company name or ticker symbol.

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  • Or select Advanced Search to search using more criteria, including company name, ticker symbol, SIC code(s), NAICS code(s), product brand/name or type, geographical location, and more.

 

  BIE

  • To search for Recent News, Company History, S.W.O.T. Reports, or other content, select these options from Select Limiters and Content Type.

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Factiva

   Factiva

 

  • Click on Companies/Markets. Next click on Company. To get a company snapshot, type in a name or ticker symbol into the search box. The Smart Lookup feature will bring up several choices that will help you pick the right company.

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  • The Company Snapshot includes contact information, stock price activity, business description, industry classification, key facts, and key financials.
  • Other useful information includes performance, news, and peer comparisons.
  • A Dow Jones Company Report is typically available, which you can view as an HTML or PDF file and save to your N drive.

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Lexis Nexis Academic

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  • In the Get Company Info box on the main search page, search for a company by name or ticker symbol.

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Msft

Msft

Msft

 

  • A snapshot opens up, featuring stock quotes and charts, business description, industry classification, yearly financials, auditor, top executives, and more.
  • Reports are downloadable into various formats, including PDF files and Excel files.

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Mergent Online

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  • On the Basic Search tab, search for a company by name or ticker symbol.

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  • Click on Company Details for more company profile choices.

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  • Select the tabs that you're interested in for more information. All data is downloadable into Microsoft Excel.

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Value Line Investment Survey

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  •  Type in a company name or ticker symbol in the search window.

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  • A basic report opens up, displaying stock price and other information.

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  • Select View Full Research Report for Value Line's signature one-page company profile, which includes detailed financials (current and historical), a company history, ratings, projections, statistics, and more.

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Other Resources

Other resources that are useful for finding public company information include: D&B Million Dollar Directory, Hoover's Company Records, S&P NetAdvantage, and Reference USA.

 

Business Library-only Resources

Bloomberg, Capital IQ and Morningstar are all useful for finding public company information. They are available on select machines in the Mahaffey Business Library. Ask library staff for assistance.

 

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Private Company Profiles - Best Bets

The following resources are especially useful for finding private company information. Scroll down the page or click on a resource title to learn more...

S&P NetAdvantage

 

Business Insights: Essentials

  BIE 

 

  • Use the search box near the top of the screen to search by company name or ticker symbol.

BIE

  • Or select Advanced Search to search using more criteria, including company name, ticker symbol, SIC code(s), NAICS code(s), product brand/name or type, geographical location, and more.

 

  BIE

  • To search for Recent News, Company History, S.W.O.T. Reports, or other content, select these options from Select Limiters and Content Type.

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Hoover's Company Profiles

  Hoover's 
  • This link opens the Advanced Search feature - under Search Options and Company/organization type, click in the box next to Private. Notice that there are additional criteria to choose from. 

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ReferenceUSA

   RefUSA
  • This link opens the Custom Search feature of the U.S. Businesses database in ReferenceUSA. From here, click on the Ownership tab on the left, then select Public/Private Company, and then Only companies that are Privately Owned.

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Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

   S&P
  • Look for the Register of Private Companies Screener under Quick Links. This search screen will help you find private company information, using many different criteria.

S&P

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Ward's Business Directory

   Gale
  • Profiles over 100, 000 U.S. companies, 90 percent of which are private. Intended for students, executives, analysts, marketers, and other professionals who require current company and industry profiles.
  •  Type in a company name in the Quick Search box.

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  • Select the company from the list of results to see full details, including company history, industry codes, and historical financial data.

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Other Resources

Other resources that are useful for finding private company information include: Factiva, Lexis Nexis, and D&B Million Dollar Directory.

 

Business Library-only Resources

Bloomberg and Capital IQ are both useful for finding private company information. They are available on select machines in the Mahaffey Business Library. Ask library staff for assistance.

 

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Last Update: 29 Aug 15:51