These resources are great for finding out key companies operating in an industry and/or identifying one company you want to research.
The instructions below help anyone use our resources when they want to lookup a specific company or find an unknown one. The highlighted resources originally were selected for an upper-level undergraduate class that had to find and pick a public company to study. Some students knew which company they wanted to study. Others wanted to browse to pick a company or look at a short list of options.
Everyone eventually develops their own favorite way to find and follow public companies. Below are some common ones.
Note - if you need absolutely accurate company financials for your coursework, do not use Yahoo Finance or Gale Business Insights. Instead use any of the resources under the Financials & SEC filings tab of this guide.