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Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014     Views: 53

  • Hoover's Online   Rating
    Provides company profiles, corporate directory (searchable by company name, industry, ticker symbol, sales, location), market quotes, and business news. Includes Hoover's company profile database. Includes First Research Industry Reports.
  • OneSource    Rating
    Provides key company, executive and industry intelligence. One database with millions of fully-integrated global company profiles, executive listings and corporate structures. Multi-year archive of corporate financials, news and analyst reports.
  • EDGAR (Securities and Exchange Commission)
    U.S. Public Companies usually succinctly state their Business Strategy in "Item 1. Business" of their Form 10-K, which is the annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 10-Ks are included in EDGAR, Factiva, Thomson Research, Hoover's Online, OneSource, Yahoo! Finance and many other Web sites. For IPOs look for the Registartion Statements, S-1s, and their amendments in 424s. The Business overview in the 10-K provides a detailed discussion of the company's strategy, products and services, operations, marketing, distribution, international business, suppliers and government regulation as well as competitive conditions in the industry.

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