You may use the following sources to find financial ratios for publically traded companies. Not all sources will have the calculated ratios over time that you need. Some map only privide the underlying data points from the financial statements needed to calculate ratios.Morningstar Investment Research Center
Mergent Online Limitations on Use
NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's Capital IQ)
All annual reports or 10K filings include "managements discussion and analysis." This section will offer the firms perspective on financial performance.
These reports are linked in Morningstar, Mergent Online, NetAdvantage & D&B Hoovers. You can usually navigate to them on the free web by going to a public company's investor relations page. You can also find them by searching the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission EDGAR database.
To put together a SWOT analysis you will need to gather a fair amount of news and independent analysis about your target company. D&B Hoovers (link in the ratios section of this guide), Marketline (link below), GlobalData in ABI Inform (linked below) publish SWOT that you can use as starting points.MarketLine Company Profiles (EBSCO)
Global Data Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis
Earnings calls are web conferences held by companies when their quarterly financial results are reported. During earnings calls company management explains their most recent financial performance and take questions from analysts and investors.
Analyst reports offer insights sometimes with buy/sell recommendations from financial professional usually brokerage firms selling the security.Morningstar Investment Research Center
Fair Disclosure Wire
Search for news published by independent sources.. Do not only rely on the press releases found in the news sections of investor relations pages.
The databases listed in the financial rations section of this guide typically link to recent news about companies.
Search the databases below for additional business news.
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)