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Subscription-Based Company Research Databases
These are some databases with which to start conducting company research.
Be sure to use databases like ABI/Inform Collection or Business Source Complete, located under the "Sources for Articles" tab of this guide, to find out if anything has been written about these companies in magazines, trade periodicals, or newspapers.
Provides histories, financial information, and profiles of worldwide public & private companies.
Public and private company information from around the world. Includes industry and company reports from Marketline.
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage (S&P)
Provides company information and industry surveys on 52 major U.S. industries.
If you have established that a company is publicly traded, you will be able to find many sources that provide financial summaries and stock information. Here is a list of some of them.
Annual reports for U.S. public companies.
NASDAQ's Market Activity page.
"The Public Register maintains the largest one source service for investors to easily order current annual reports on companies."
Provides quotes for current companies(current and historical), financial news, and a wide array of other information needed for doing security analysis.