Company Profiles/Data

  D&B Hoovers
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  MarketLine Company Profiles (EBSCO)
Offers detailed reports on U.S. and foreign companies in a wide range of industries. These reports provide a description of the business, company history, key personnel, products, services, and competitors. MarketLine Industry Reports are available from the D&B Global Business Browser database.

  Mergent Online  Limitations on Use
Provides detailed financial statements for U.S. and international public and private companies, including SEC filings and current and historical annual reports for U.S. and international public companies. Data can be downloaded in a variety of formats. Also includes country profiles.

  Mergent Archives (Moody's Manuals, Annual Reports, SEC & Commodity Research Bureau)
Offers the full text of all of Mergent/Moody's Corporate Manuals, including Mergent/Moody's Industrial, OTC, Bank & Finance, Public Utilities & Transportation Manuals for some titles going back to 1909. The glossy annual report archive includes U.S. and foreign companies with coverage to the 1800s. The SEC Historical collection covers 1970-1995 and includes 10-Ks, 11-Ks & 20-Fs. The CRB Commodity Yearbook, covers 1939 to present. Searching by company, year and location, but not full text, offered.

  Morningstar Investing Center
Contains information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds. Provides independent analysis, industry information, stock charts, portfolio building tools, and web-based educational tutorials.

  NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's Capital IQ)
Offers market information, company quotes, equity index information, industry information (including the S&P Industry Surveys), and economic data.

  WRDS (Wharton Research Data Services)  Limitations on Use  Access Instructions
Offers a data research platform for business and economics datasets including AuditAnalytics, COMPUSTAT, CRSP, CBOE, Option Metrics, Risk Metrics, TAQ, TRACE, Thomson Reuters 13f, and others.

business News

  ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)
Provides access to scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, and country- and industry-focused reports.

  Access World News (NewsBank)  Tutorial
Provides full text access to national and international newspaper articles and radio and television news transcripts. Many newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, offer full-image “page view” format. Includes user-friendly subject browse feature, as well as full text searchability. Coverage varies.

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Provides access to a wide range of academic business journals and trade magazines. Topics include management, marketing, finance, economics, and management information systems. Full text access may be embargoed for up to three years. Coverage goes back to 1965.

  Wall Street Journal  Limitations on Use  Access Instructions
Offers full access to all sections of the newspaper and website.
Access courtesy of the Villanova School of Business.

  Financial Times  Limitations on Use  Access Instructions
Provides full access to the web edition which features the same content found in the print edition plus additional multimedia features, company tear sheets, interactive charting, a dictionary of financial terms, and recruitment tools. Digital access to the print edition is available via ABI/Inform and Nexis Uni.
Subscription courtesy of Villanova School of Business.

  First Research Industry Profiles (ABI/INFORM Collection - ProQuest)
Provides industry profiles with critical analysis, statistics, and forecasts. Coverage extends back to 2009.

  Fair Disclosure Wire

  Seeking Alpha
Website that offers access to earnings conference call transcripts with free registration.

  Nexis Uni  Limitations on Use
Formerly known as LexisNexis Academic. Provides full text access to national and international newspaper and magazine articles and news transcripts, business, company, and industry information in the U.S. and abroad, and legal documents, including U.S. Federal and State court cases, and law reviews. Coverage varies.

  Congressional Publications (ProQuest)
Provides comprehensive indexing of United States legislative information: hearings transcripts and submitted testimony, committee reports, bills, public laws, congressional member public interest group ratings, selected committee prints, congressional documents, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the U.S. Code. Includes abstracts. Some of the indexing goes back to the late 18th century.

TMT Demographics

Includes age, education, positons, prior roles, compensation, affiliations (ethnic is challenging)

  • Mergent Online & NetAdvantage search for current and prior professionals
  • D&B Hoover casts wider net for decision makers, but not historical
  • WRDS Compustat-Execucomp for historical compensation
  • SEC Filings via any of above or Edgar (10K & 20F bios, Proxy- DEF 14A compensation

Corporate Events

Events include new products, M&A activity, buybacks, splits, crisis management, investor compaigns, legal challenges, divestitures and many other potentially market moving events.

  • Charting features in NetAdvantage or CapitalIQ (Finance Lab).  As of 6/23/22 the NetAdvantage charting feature is only working on campus.  Efforts are being made to restore off campus access.
  • Search News around events of interest in ABI Inform, Business Source Premier, Access World News, Nexis Uni, WSJ ect.
  • This VIDEO demonstrates how to use the charting feature in Capital IQ .  
  • Capital IQ Pro  Register with Villanova email for remote access, Do not use log in through SSO.  Courtesy of Gmelich Lab for Financial Markets

TMT Comments

  • Conference Calls/Earnings Reports via Seeking Alpha or Fair Disclosure Wire
  • Twitter Advanced Search by Account and Date
  • Quotes and coverage in the news via ABI Inform, Business Source Premier, Access World News, Nexis Uni
  • Testimony in Congressional Proquest

fundamentals & Market Performance

For historical financial reports, ratios and market performance see the following.

  • Mergent Archives (longer time horizon, but not downloadable to excel for financials)
  • Mergent Online (beyond 10 years for financials and equity pricing)
  • Net Advantage
  • Morningstar
  • D&B Hoovers