Researching companies

Posted on 22 February 2013 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Looking for strategic or operational information on a company? There are several sources you can try: First of all: the annual report. Public companies produce annual reports for their the benefit of their shareholders and these contain a lot of information on their operations. These can be found on the company website in the investor
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Uploading companies into WRDS

Posted on 6 December 2012 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Here’s a quick video on how to upload companies in to the COMPUSTAT module of the WRDS web service. To do this, you will have to have a list of unique identifier codes in a specific text file format. These codes can be of several types, including CUSIP, CIK or TIC. A post will be
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Company analysis on Ebsco

Posted on 13 April 2011 by Stephen Ratcliffe

Ebsco Business Source Premier company profiles provide details on the company background, S.W.O.T analysis, details on the company products, services, markets and strategy along with key financials and an overview of competitors in the sector. Useful for any assignment where knowledge of a company or sector is required. Read on to find out how to
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