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Company Research

This guide lists database and internet resources for company research.

Financial Statements, Ratios, Regulatory Reports

Current Olin students, faculty and staff have access to restricted library internet resources. View Remote Access for more information.


Bloomberg

The library has access to Bloomberg, a premier service sold primarily to institutional investors. This service provides real-time quote and graphical information for stocks, bonds, options, etc. It also has extensive news services. This service has tick information (i.e. intra-day individual trades) and historical price information. Note: Bloomberg is available on site at the Kopolow Library through the Bloomberg Terminals. There is no remote access for this service.

EDGAR (U.S.SEC.gov) (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System) 

Edgar provides the required regulatory filings of U.S. domestic public company and foreign private issuers offering securities on U.S. exchanges from 1996 to the present. Review company filed registration statements, prospectuses, proxy statements and other periodic reports such as the annual 10-K, the quarterly 10-Q and the 20-F for foreign issuers. Find out about a company’s strategic goals, expansion plans, financial performance, significant litigation and other major developmentsUsing EDGAR to Research Investments: you can also research information provided by mutual funds (including money market funds), exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and variable annuities.

Access: Available to everyone

Eikon

Eikon provides access to real time market data, news, fundamental data, analytics, trading and messaging tools. For historical price information, you can also use Datastream.  Datastream can be accessed through Eikon. This service has the longest time series and covers companies traded on foreign exchanges.  Note: Eikon is available on site at the Kopolow Library for students. Faculty can have access to a separate account through their Business School computers. Accounts limited to one concurrent user at a time.

Factiva
Combines more than 35,000 sources for access to premium content from 200 countries in 26 languages. Worldwide full text coverage of local and regional newspapers, web and social media, tweets, digital video and audio clips, analyst reports, trade publications, business newswires, press release wires, media transcripts, news photos, market research reports, country and regional profiles, company profiles, historical market data. A great source for retrieving comprehensive financial information, news stories, articles, a list of key competitors and other useful information on public companies. Begin by clicking on “Companies/Markets” at the top of the home page and then entering the ticker symbol or company name. Limited to 6 concurrent users; logoff when done                                                                                    

Access: Danforth Campus

Hoover’s Online Business Network
(Click on Company Profiles and Financial) This site contains in-depth company information including profiles, financials, officers, products, competitors and more.

Access: Business School only                                                                                                                                  

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Investment research, including research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds.                                                                                                                            

Access: Danforth Campus

S & P Capital IQ
An intuitive and comprehensive resource for those interested in financial analysis of publicly traded firms. International in scope. Fixed income, industry coverage, news, peer analysis, earnings forecasts, people and private company information is also available. This resource is widely used in the business community.

To request an account or if you have questions, contact Madjid Zeggane zeggane@wustl.edu; 314-935-6963. Please provide your status (e.g. 2nd year BSBA, MBA class of 2023, faculty, etc).  You must be a currently enrolled Business School student or a Business School faculty/staff member at the university to maintain your Cap IQ account.                                     

Access: Business School only

Thomson One
The subscription includes some, but not all of the features available from the ThomsonOne database. Key portions that we receive are: broker/analyst reports; deals made by individual public companies; corporate governance information, including takeover defenses; fundamental comparables (compare your company to industry averages); consensus earnings estimates along with buy/hold/ sell recommendations of brokerage firms; corporate fillings (also available from the SEC Edgar) Note: Please use Internet Explorer with this database.

Access:  Danforth Campus

Value Line
This includes on-line access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

Access: Business School only