This guide has been designed for your research project on analyzing a publicly traded company, and has nearly all of the resources and instructions that you will need in order to to complete your project.
Industries are typically defined by NAICS codes. NAICS codes are 6 digit numbers, where each digit indicates a slightly more specific industry.
33 = Manufacturing
327 = Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
3272 = Glass and Glass Product Manufacturing
327211 = Flat Glass Manufacturing
These codes help you to identify competitors, and they can help you find resources that will tell you more about your company's industry.
These codes are used throughout most of the databases that you will be using for this assignment.