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MGT 239: Topics in Accounting - Financial Statement Analysis: Find Companies

Here is the resource page for the comparative financial statement analysis project.

How do I find publicly traded companies easily?

Note - for your coursework - if you need company financials, do not use these resources; use the SEC filings (see tab, this guide). However, for finding a company or getting general background information, these resources are useful for your work.

Option a: Browsing

Yahoo Finance
Path = pick an Industry
, then once in the industry, use Company Index

Option b: Look ups:

Business Insights: Global. Try a company name in the search box. Click on a company name in the results list, you will see detailed profile information. Public companies have a ticker symbol, the exchange, SIC and NAICS codes, company website, and fiscal year will be noted.

Mergent Online Do a company search, then either inspect the results for that company or look up what's under the ‘competitors’ or the ‘equity reports’ tabs to find additional companies.

Option c: Create Company Lists

Lexis-Nexis Academic
Click the Company Dossier link

Business Insights: Global. Use the Company Finder search

Mergent Online
Do a company search, then either look up what's under the ‘competitors’ or the ‘equity reports’ tabs

Research Help

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Adele Barsh
Contact:
Economics & Business Librarian

UC San Diego Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr. 0175R

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Subjects:Business, Economics