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Database vendors and electronic journal publishers have given Olin license rights to their services. Contracts specify only current Olin students, faculty and staff have access to these restricted resources. View Remote Access for more information on how this impacts your ability to connect.


Quick Overview

hoovers Hoover's Online Business Network
(Click on Company Profiles and Financial)
Business School access only

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Morningstar® Investment Research Center offers a real-time turnkey solution for investment research. Patrons have access to many popular Premium features of Morningstar.com®, including research and independent opinions on thousands of mutual funds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds.
Danforth Campus access
standardpoor
Standard & Poor's Net Advantage
(Check the Stock Reports database on the left column)
Business School access only
Value Line logo
ValueLine
This includes on-line access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.
Business School access only

There are many sites for getting financial information. Data from all the following sites may be downloaded to a spreadsheet program.

Additional Sources

Factiva
Factiva
A great source for retrieving comprehensive financial information, news stories, articles, a list of key competitors and other useful information on public companies. Begin by clicking on "Companies/Markets" at the top of the home page and then entering the ticker symbol or company name. Use the "Custom Report" feature at the bottom of the page to aget just the information that you need.
Limited to 6 concurrent users; logoff when done
Danforth Campus access
mergent
Mergent
(Comprehensive "as reported" financial data; footnotes included; downloadable but not straightforward)
Business School access only


Company Reports
(Annual, 10-K, proxy and other filings)

Factiva
Factiva
A great source for retrieving comprehensive financial information, news stories, articles, a list of key competitors and other useful information on public companies. Begin by clicking on "Companies/Markets" at the top of the home page and then entering the ticker symbol or company name. Use the "Custom Report" feature at the bottom of the page to get just the information that you need.
Limited to 6 concurrent users; logoff when done
Danforth Campus access
mergent
Mergent
After locating company, click on tabs for "Annual Reports" or"Edgar Filings" that are at the top of the page.
Business School access only
SEC
Get it from the source itself. This is the one maintained by the SEC and contains 10-K and selected other filings.
Danforth Campus access

ThomsonOne
Our subcription include some, but not all of the features available from the ThomsonOne database. Key portions that we receive are:
    1. Broker/analyst reports
    2. Deals made by individual public companies.
    3. Coroprate governance information, including Takeover Defenses.
    4. Fundamental comparables(compare your company to industry averages)
    5. Consinsus earnings estimates along with Buy/Hold/ Sell recommendations of brokerage firms
    6. Corporate fillings (also available from the SEC Edgar
    Please use Internet Explorer with this database.
Danforth Campus access


Financial Ratios

Industry ratios (print resources)

The best industry ratios are still available only in print. The most important ones are:

Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios(REF HF 5681 R25) Published annually by Dun & Bradstreet this is the most widely used of our books in this area. Arrangement is 4 digit SIC number. There are various ways to locate SIC numbers but one of the easiest is to use the Standard Industrial Classification Manual (the latest edition is kept at the Circulation/Reserve Desk).

Annual Statement Studies (REF HF 5681 B2 R63) Less comprehensive than Industry Norms....but still a major source for industry ratios. Use the 4 digit SIC numbers as wll as the 6 digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The NAICS is now used by the U.S. government as the replacement for the Standard Industrial Classification system. A guide to this system is kept in Reference. The tile of the book is NAICS/SIC CODE(REF HF 1042 N677).

Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios(REF HF 5681 R 25 A45) Uses data from IRS filings. For this reason, the numbers are generally three years older than from the other two titles described above.

Company Financial Ratios:

mergent
Mergent
After locating company, simply click on "Company Financials" tab and then "Ratios."
Business School Access only
Factiva
Factiva
A great database for retrieving comprehensive financial information, news stories, articles, a list of key competitors and other useful information on public companies. Begin by clicking on "Companies/Markets" at the top of the home page and then entering the ticker symbol or company name. Use the "Custom Report" feature at the bottom of the page to get just the information that you need.
Limited to 6 concurrent users; logoff when done
Danforth Campus access

Accounting and Tax Information

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Accounting and Tax
Comprehensive coverage of accounting and tax topics appearing in key industry publications and newspapers. The quintessential accountant's database. Coverage: varies
Danforth Campus access