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Company Research Tutorial

Research Companies

Company Research Questions

  • Who is the company? What do they do?
  • Is the company publicly-owened (stock trades) or privately-held?
  • How do I find company financials and stock market performance?
  • Where can I find stock reports, investment research, company news and articles?

Find Financials & Stock Market Data

Financial Statements & Stock Market Performance

  • Public companies issue annual and quarterly report cards containing income statements, balance sheets and cash flow statements
  • The financials reveal the company'sr financial soundness and profitability.
  • The daily stock market reflects investors' collective opinion on publicly traded companies' current performance and future prospects.

Find News, Articles, and Reports

News Questions

  • Recent News / Trends / Updates
  • Outlook / Forecasts
  • New Products and Services
  • Technology & Innovation / E-Commerce
  • Major Companies / Market Share / Competitive Intelligence 
  • Economic Conditions / International Tade
  • ESG / Environment / Sustainability / Governance

Research Industries

What is an Industry?

Think "Companies", "Businesses", "Competitors".

An industry is a group of enterprises primarily engaged in the same kind of economic activity regardless of their types of ownership. (IBISWorld) Industry Profiles give you the "Big Picure."

Industry Research Questions

  • About: Industry definition | NAICS code | Supply Chain | At-A-Glance | Key Statistics | SWOT
  • Industry Performance | Current | Industry Outlook | Forecast
  • Products & Markets | Competitive Landscape | Major Companies
  • Operating Conditions | Key Statistics

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