symbol represents a site we find particularly
Company's own web-site "http://www.(company name, or
abbev, or acronym).com"
Some contain a surprising amount of critical information
useful for activists. You can find company web pages by
doing a title search in various search engines using the
companys name or Yahoo! Finance, CBS MarketWatch and
Hoovers often provide links to company websites.
City Business Journal (http://www.bizjournals.com)
American City Business Journals Inc. is the nation's
largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers, serving
40 of the country's most vibrant markets. Allows you
to perform searches by keyword and 'market' (i.e. by local
city business journal). This site is especially useful for
current information on private companies and general industry
trends, but it also has information on public companies.
Youll need to register for access to the search feature
but its free!
Reports Gallery (http://www.reportgallery.com)
"The Report Gallery is the most complete and up-to-date
listing of Annual Reports and related financial reports
online today. The Report Gallery currently lists over 2,200
Annual Reports and covers the majority of the fortune 500
companies. To access the annual report gallery, just click
on "View the Library of Annual Reports". The library
is organized alphabetically by company name. You can also
access annual reports for international companies by clicking
on the "international gallery" link. Access if
This is a very good site for information on public foreign
companies and transnational corporations. Allows you to
search for data by company name or ticker, by country and
industry, or by country or state only. Provides links to
lots of free corporate data (including information on foreign
subsidiaries) and has lots of useful industry information.
You must register to use this site. Registration is free
but comes with limited access.
Pay Watch (http://www.aflcio.org/corporateamerica/paywatch/)
Compare workers wages with the salary packages of
CEOs of Fortune 500 companies! Youll also find articles
discussing economic trends in 2001 and case studies of double
standards in job security. A new addition to the site
is a short corporate research tutorial called, Is
Your Company the Next Enron?, focusing on getting
information about retirement security, boards of directors,
and, of course, auditors. The site also contains easy to
use guides on how to research executive pay for (public)
companies not in the sites database. The site is updated
Form 5500 Database (http://www.freeerisa.com/5500/Form5500.asp?mode=SEARCH)
Form 5500 is the form 401k providers must report to the
Department of Labor. It allows one to get access executive
compensation and corporate pension plan information. FreeERISA.com
offers a Form 5500 database that has been updated with the
most recent release of data from the Department of Labor.
A clearinghouse of information on nonprofit organizations.
Access detailed financial information for more than 850,00
nonprofit organizations nationwide. There is an IRS Form
990 tutorial on the site-just click on Details for
Donors. Most information is free. See fuller description
under Government Information section.
Database containing news articles, financial information
and company overviews. You can get direct access to SEC
filings and company press releases. To access the company
information click on Companies and Industries.
Youll have to pay for access to expanded information.
This site is best for brief overviews of public companies.
InfoUSA provides business and consumer information products,
database marketing services, data processing services and
sales and marketing solutions. Portions of their catalog
are available in PDF format.
Fund Facts About Individual Stocks (http://www.mffais.com/about.html)
MFFAIS is the only FREE reference site that shows you which
and how many mutual funds sold shares in a specific company.
MFFAIS is also the only site that lists more than just the
top ten fund holders of a company.
Get access to news stories about and press releases from
public and private companies. Use the scroll down menu under
News & Information to narrow your news sources
to a specific region. Once your in the New & Information
section, you can search for news by company name or by keyword.
This site is great for background information on public
companies and very useful in private company research!
Search the websites of more than 10,000 publicly traded
companies around the world. The Scannery, which permits
the use of "fuzzy logic" and phonetic searches,
allows the user to limit searches to companies in specific
countries, stock market groupings (e.g., the S&P 500)
Securities & Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov)
The Securities and Exchange Commission provides on-line
copies of government filings made by publicly traded companies.
Beginning in 1997, the SEC has required all public companies
to file electronically. Selective filings are available
back to 1994. To access current and archived SEC filings,
click on Search for Company Filings under Filings
& Forms (Edgar).
The Reuters Investor service offers news, quotes, charts,
fundamentals, search, portfolio tracking, alerting and analysis
on financial markets world wide for integration in financial
institution - or non-financial institution - portals. Information
includes a list of institutional stockholders and recent
buying and selling activity. You can also get access to
biographical information on executives and directors, current
company and industry news, and analysts' reports. Risk Alert
Screens identify evidence that important Wall Street constituencies
have become less enthusiastic about the stock. Enter the
company's name in the blank on the upper right side of the
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