This guide is assist students with the analysis and audit plan assignment for ACC 451.
Last Updated: May 14, 2013
Once the companies are announced, checked this box to learn more about a company's financial information such as Annual Report, Proxy Statements, 10-K or other filings and news releases, the Investor Relations pages is a great place to start.
- NAICS Classification
You will search by a general description of the industry such as "construction" and then determine which description best fits your company and select the corresponding six digit NAICS code.
- Locating Ticker Symbols
There are several ways but Yahoo Finance might be the quicker way by searching on company name on this website.
- Mergent Online
Mergent offers you the ability to create reports (custom builder) with key company information such as executives, financial data, ratios, etc.
- S&P NetAdvantage
This database contains both company and industry profiles. The industry profile will contain a full report on trends, ratios and how to analyze a company in the industry it operates. If you do not know the NAICS code, search by company name.
- Business Insights: Essentials (Gale/InfoTrac)
Formerly Business and Company Resource Center, this database is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
- Lexis Nexis Academic
Another good choice for company information by searching on the 'Get Company Info" box.
Yahoo Finance is an online resource that will contain information needed for this assigment. You can search by company or ticker symbol.
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