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Info and Data for Retail, Social Media, and Travel Companies
These databases are excellent resources for finding company histories, financial data, SWOT analysis, and articles about companies.
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
ABI/Inform is the gold standard resource for business, management, and accounting research and information.
Gale Business Insights: Essentials
Research and analyze companies and industries around the world. Featuring the content you need to explore a global business landscape.
Morningstar provides stock market analysis; equity, mutual fund, and ETF research, ratings, and picks; portfolio tools; and option, hedge fund, IRA, 401k, and 529 plan research. Morningstar's reliable data and analysis can help both experienced enthusiasts and newcomers.
S&P Global NetAdvantage
S&P Global NetAdvantage provides a broad spectrum of industry, company and investment analysis including S&P Industry Surveys, Stock Reports (S&P Equity Research), and “Markets” tab with drill downs to industry and sub-industry key ratios, benchmarks, constituents, etc. Company data covers a global universe of over 3 million private and public companies.
Value Line is an independent investment research and financial publishing firm. Value Line publishes The Value Line Investment Survey, a stock analysis newsletter that is among the most highly regarded and widely used independent investment research resources in global investment and trading markets, tracking approximately 1,700 publicly traded stocks in over 99 industries.
Security and Exchange Commission (SEC)
The SEC's EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval) allows users to search and retrieve company filings (e.g. 10-K statements) going back to 1994. Use the Historical EDGAR for specific years (located at http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/srch-edgar).
The Market Data section of Bloomberg.com makes this an excellent source for researching company and industry information. Charts allow comparisons for company stock prices.