Spreadsheet and Database Training

Step 4

Find company and market research information from databases like Hoover’s and Mintel, including competitor analyses, company financials, etc. for your team check-in meeting in Week 8 and your final presentation.

Company and Financial Research

Using Hoover's to Find Company Information

This video will show you how to find company financial information, annual reports and some industry information. For more on finding information for financial analysis, see this page from the AEM 1200 guide.

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Bloomberg is a powerful and customizable financial Research tool with data for almost all publicly traded companies around the world, trading data for commodities, currencies, bonds, treasuries and notes, news, executive information and much more.  Bloomberg is also one of the few resources that provides detailed and extensive historical securities data, often down to individual ticks. 

Mann has 2 Bloomberg terminals located on the main level in the computing area (in the Business Resources section).  Due to popular demand, there are sign-up sheets in binders next to the terminals.  Bloomberg terminals can also be found in the Management Library and the Hotel Library.

For more information on how to use Bloomberg, take a look at the Management Library's Guide on "How To: Bloomberg".

Capital IQ

Like Bloomberg, Capital IQ is a powerful financial research tool.  CapIQ provides detailed company information, not only for publicly traded companies, but also for private companies.

Capital IQ has a single terminal located in Mann's Business Resources section, on the main level of the library.  CapitalIQ terminals can also be found in the Management Library.  PLEASE NOTE: Mann's Capital IQ terminal is currently in-repair

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