INVESTOR RELATIONS departments of publicly traded companies will often have a website with SEC filings, annual reports, presentations (including earnings calls), and press releases. This is an excellent starting place when researching a company. Find the investor relations website by searching the internet with the company name and the phrase "investor relations".
Use the Search Builder to focus your results by company, date, types of sources (e.g. Top Business News or press wires), length (WC = word count), and topic. For example, set the subject to Transcript to filter for earnings call transcripts and interviews.
Below are some guidelines for creating a targeted search in Factiva which will allow you to weed out extraneous results.
|For Articles Containing||Enter|
|Both the word Tesla and the exact phrase autonomous vehicles.||Tesla and autonomous vehicles|
|Either Michelin or Firestone.||Michelin or Firestone|
|At least 5 mentions of Microsoft.||atleast5 Microsoft|
|Any words that begin with telecom. You must use at least 3 characters before the truncation (*) sign
and it must be used at the end of a word only.
|Either globalization or globalisation, or other wildcard spellings.||globali?ation|
|The words U.S. stock market and word count greater than 5,000, to identify longer articles about the stock market. Do not use commas in large numbers.||U.S. stock market and wc>5000|
Primary vs. Secondary Sources