Business Resources - Fort Wayne

Company Reports & Filings

Public? Private? Parent?

If you are unfamiliar with a company, a good place to start is the free content on D&B Hoovers. Search the company name and the results usually will reveal whether the company is public, private, or a subsidiary of another company - and give its name.

Find Company Investor Information

Any company with publicly owned and traded stock must provide investor information on their corporate website. Using any search engine, search [company name] corporate then find the Investor section on their website. Private companies sometimes provide financial information for public relations purposes, look for About Us or similar on their website

 

Securities and Exchange Commission search engine EDGAR

All companies with publicly traded stock in the United States must file financial reports with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission). Their most current filings will be found in EDGAR

SWOT Analyses, Company Profiles, and Case Studies

Find SWOT analyses, case studies, as well as company profiles in Entrepreneurial Studies Source. Use the Select Field tabs next to the search bar to select Company Entity, then enter the company name. You can also search by ticker symbol. Find company and industry profiles in Business Source Complete.

You can also find some company case studies on Google Scholar. Be sure to put the company's name into quotes when searching: "The Gap"

Stocks and Bonds

Looking for Historical Stock Prices? 

Yahoo! Finance is one of many places to find historical stock prices. Look under the Historical Data tab after searching for a company. 

Company Patents and Trademarks

How do you know the company owns intellectual properties worth investing in? Search the United States Patent office. Use the Quick Lookup to search by company name or individual's name.