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BUSI 3040: Information Systems (Nicole Boivin)

Locate Company Reports and Competitors

Company Reports often contain information on top competitors in the same industry.

Use these links to find Company Reports and Competitors.

Types of Companies

Determine whether a company is public, private or international.

Public
More information is available on companies trading on the stock market - SEC filings, annual reports, analysts' reports, news stories, books and case studies.

Private
Limited information is found on private companies - brief information in directories, news stories, and sometimes books.

International
Information on international companies varies. If a company trades on the U.S. exchanges it must file annual reports (20-F) with the SEC. Try directories, databases, newspapers and magazines.


Hint: Search Hoover's to check if a company is public or private, and whether it is a parent or subsidiary.

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