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Company Research Guide
This Bentley Library research guide was created to provide a starting point for researching companies.
Gale Business: Insights 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.
Type a company name or ticker symbol into the search box and choose a company from the list of suggestions to retrieve a company profile.
If a SWOT report is available for the company it will appear on the company profile page. Click the "Read full SWOT Analysis" button to access the report.
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 a date range or choose "no date range" to see all dates
Click the + symbol next to COMPANY, enter the company name or ticker symbol, then click [submit].
Next, click the + symbol next to KEYWORD, select "search whole report" from the drop-down, enter the word SWOT, then click [submit].
If the search has results, click View to see them. Typically, 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. Find personal contact information, news, wirefeeds, and company and industry information such as SEC filings, market research reports, analyst reports, and SWOT analyses.
Search tip: Search for a company, then on the profile page look for a link to SWOT. Reports are provided by GlobalData.