I. Coverage of U.S. Companies
Company Information/ Overview
These sites give you a basic company overview, including company profiles, current
stock price charts, current and historical price multiples, some analysis of fundamentals,
current news reports, and analyst forecasts. Some sites require membership, but there is
much free information on these sites. Choose one and make it your primary first stop
If you are a university student or faculty member, you will be able to access subscription-
based resources through your library’s web access. At Columbia Business School, go to:
. Select a database (many of which can
be accessed anywhere), and log on to the sites using your unix id (the first part of your
email address, do not add "@columbia.edu") and enter your password.
Subscription-based services via the Internet (through library web access)
S&P (Standard & Poor's Market Insight) is very comprehensive. You can look up a
symbol, type in a company or ticker, and receive a plethora of relevant information:
company profile sheet, financial highlights, competitive analysis (comps that you can
download into excel), corporate actions, news, etc. A (limited) educational version of
Market Insight is available in the Student Edition of the web site for the Penman book.
The Business & Company Recourse Center is good for a basic company overview. Type
in your company name, key word or ticker- and you will get SIC & NAICS codes and
key officer & company data. You can also find news, investment reports (from
Investext), financials, rankings, and an industry overview- based on SIC codes. You can
also get information on private companies (although not much).
OSIRIS is a comprehensive database of listed corporations, banks and insurance