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EP&E 311/GLBL205 - Business Ethics in a Global Economy: Public Company Information

About Public Company Information

Public companies have shares of stock that are traded on exchanges like the NYSE or NASDAQ. In the US, these companies are regulated by the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) and are legally required to file and disclose information that details their financial performance and governance structure, including the 10-K.  Because of these requirements, information on public companies tends to be easier to find.

Tip: knowing the ticker or stock symbol of company can make your research easier. Find ticker symbols here

Company Profiles

Analyst & Equity Research Reports

Usually geared at investors, analyst reports can provide very specialized content about company and industry performance. The format can vary according to provider, firm, and source, but they also often provide very useful overviews about the industry and any current events or ongoing issues that play a large role in a company's valuation. The depth and quality of analyst reports vary considerably. Some reports may contain projections as well, but the scope of these varies. Be sure to compare analyst reports whenever possible to provide difference of opinion and to corroborate any observations.

Articles and News

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