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Company Research Guide
This Bentley Library research guide was created to provide a starting point for researching companies.
Business Insights: Essentials provides in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products. Included are company and industry profiles, financial data, investment reports, business periodicals, interactive charting and comparison tools, and more.
Search tip: SWOT Report Search
Hover over [COMPANIES] in the navigation bar and click on [SWOT REPORTS]
Browse or enter the company name in the "Search Within" search box.
Search tip: Company Profile Search
Enter the company name or ticker symbol. A current company profile will be retrieved.
Use the links on the left side of the screen to view related content and topics, including investment reports, SWOT reports, company chronologies, rankings, articles about the company/industry, etc.
Investext (available through Mergent Online) provides investment research reports written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokerage houses, and consulting firms. These reports provide detailed financial information and analysis on companies and industries. Search for analysis on companies and industries around the globe by company name, ticker, contributor, industry code and country.
Search tip: Find a SWOT analysis for a company
Select the Investext tab
Select [COMPANY] from the drop-down, enter the company name or ticker symbol, then click [add to criteria].
Select [KEYWORD] from the drop-down, enter the word SWOT, then click [add to criteria].
In the box that contains your search criteria, click [search]. In most cases, SWOT reports from GlobalData and MarketLine will be retrieved.
Other search options will allow you search by industry, country, region, report style, and date.
MarketLine Company Profiles include key company information such as top competitors, major products and services, and revenue and SWOT analyses. MarketLine Industry Profiles include information about market value, segmentation and forecasts, Porter’s Five Forces analysis, and leading companies in the industry.
Search tip: MarketLine Company Profiles usually include a SWOT analysis. Company Profile Search:
Click on the [Company Profiles] link on the right side of the screen.
Enter the company name in the search box and click [Browse].
Locate your company in the list and click on [MarketLine Report]
D&B Hoovers enables users to make custom lists and reports for US and international company research, sales prospecting, and more. Use the Search and Build a List tab to find personal contact information, news, wirefeeds, and company and industry information such as SEC filings, market research reports, analyst reports, and SWOT analyses. Use the Desktop tab to assemble and "pin" lists and reports for easy access. NOTE: Pinned items are only saved to the desktop for the length of your session; sessions are subject to timeouts.
Search tip: Search for a company, then on the profile page look for a link to SWOT. Reports are provided by GlobalData.