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Research Guides

Company Research

What to Look For

The following factors should be considered in a complete analysis of a given company:

  • Market Share / Competitive Position
  • Capitalization / Financial Strength
  • Leadership / People Strength
  • Litigation
  • Technology Environment / Utilization
  • Products / Product Innovation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Alliances / Joint Ventures
  • Supply Chain Strength / Complexity
  • Marketing Channels
  • Corporate Image / Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Global Positioning
  • Industry Factors

Mergers & Acquisitions

The resources below provide information on mergers and acquisitions. 

Bloomberg Terminals

The Bloomberg Terminals has real-time and historic data on publicly traded companies from around the world. It contains company profiles, analyst recommendations, relative valuation, and earnings and estimates.  

Note: Bloomberg Terminals can only be accessed via the Terminals on the first floor of West Campus Library. Ask the Help Desk to log you in to the computer. New users will need to create an individual account to access the Bloomberg interface. Bloomberg is a command-line interface, and is not as user-friendly as some of the resources at the top of this list. First-time users are encouraged to contact a business librarian to learn more about Bloomberg.