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Finance: Find Company/Stock Information

Resources for finance research at WKU

Find Stock Prices

Stock prices, also known as equity prices, can indicate a company's value to buyers and sellers. Use the sources below to locate current and historical stock pricing data.

Other free sites that offer stock price information:

Find Analyst Reports

An analyst report is a document prepared by an analyst or strategist who is a part of the investment research team in a stock brokerage or investment bank. The report may focus on a specific stock or industry sector, a currency, commodity or fixed-income instrument, or on a geographic region or country. Research reports generally, but not always, have actionable recommendations such as investment ideas that investors can act upon.

Source: Turchin Business Library

Find SEC Filings & Financial Statements

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires public companies to file periodic financial statements and other disclosures. Accountants, finance professionals and investors rely on SEC filings to make informed decisions and learn more about a company's finances. 

Here is a list of common SEC filings, which can be found in one of the databases linked below:

  • 10-Q Quarterly Report: contains traditional financial statements and footnotes, but it also contains management discussion and analysis (MD&A). The MD&A describes the income statement and statement of cash flows fluctuations
  • 10-K Annual Report: filed at the end of the fourth quarter. The 10-K contains the financial statements and MD&A for that particular year end, but it also contains some expanded disclosures in the various other parts of the document
  • 8-K Changes Report: used to report material events to the shareholders
  • 20-F Annual Report: Non-US company's (listed on one of the U.S. stock exchanges) annual report to SEC
  • S-1 New Issue Filing: often known as the Prospectus for an Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Company financial statements usually refer to publicly-traded companies’ balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. They can be found in 10-K and 10-Q reports, but you can also access and download them into Excel using Mergent Online (see below).

Source: Accounting Today

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