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MKTG Graziadio Marketing Classes Library Research Guide: Company Research

This guide will provide select library resources helpful to students in Graziadio Marketing classes along with other Graziadio courses with E2B live company research.

Company Profiles

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Example: I want to read the Hoover's report for the very well-known, but privately-held, Hallmark Greeting Card company

    Under the heading "What are you interested in?" click the box for "A Publication"
    Type "Hallmark Cards, Inc." into the box "Search Something Specific
    In Find publication, type "Hoovers Company Records - In-depth Records"
    Click Search
    Locate the Hoovers Company Report for "Hallmark Cards, Incorporated" Hoover's Company Records - In-depth Records

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Example: I need the financial data on Hallmark Greeting Cards.

  • Enter Hallmark Cards, Inc. in the search box after signing in to your account
  • Click Go
  • Select the record titled Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Additional Resources for Finding Company Information

Locating Competitors for Comparison

Search Tip: After launching ReferenceUSA, click on the link for "US Businesses" and then the tab for "Advanced Search". Please remember that brand names and company names are not always the same.

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Example: I want to locate competitors to the company Ford.

  • Hover over Companies/Markets at the top menu display
  • Select Company from the pull-down list
  • Type Ford into the company name/ticker symbol search box
  • On the resulting Company Snapshot page, find Peer Comparisons in the left sidebar menu

Company Financial Data

Example: I need a stock report on Cisco.

  • Type Cisco into the search box at the top of the screen and click search
  • On the left-hand side of the screen, go to the section for Research and click Equity Research
  • Click the PDF icon to access the report

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