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Business Industry Guide: Medical Devices (as of Summer 2020): Company Research
Researching the medical devices and healthcare industry? Use the resources in this guide!
ThomsonOne Research provides investment reports from prominent banks such as Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. These reports provide in-depth analysis and forecasts for publicly-traded companies. **This database requires Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge running compatibility mode. Go to the Tools menu (the gear icon), select “Compatibility View settings”, and then add thomsonone.com** This database is only available to current Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff.
Provides access to research products including Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, and The Outlook, among others. Includes financials as Excel Analytics for both U.S. and global companies.
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
The Company Profiles section will contain Hoover's Company Reports and other profiles.
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"
Locate the Hoovers Company Report for "Hallmark Cards, Incorporated" Hoover's Company Records - In-depth Records
PrivCo.com is a well-known source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies
Example: I need the financial data on Hallmark Greeting Cards.
Enter Hallmark Cards, Inc. in the search box after signing in to your account
ReferenceUSA is a directory containing detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses. ReferenceUSA records contain contact information, corporation information, company descriptions, management directories, and competitors. ReferenceUSA records allow users to view a company’s Corporate Family Tree. The custom search feature in ReferenceUSA allows users to set up a personalized search form to help identify and compare companies. Custom search options allow users to limit search results by business type, geography, business size and ownership type.
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 and that not all of these companies are competitors.
Mergent is useful for locating companies in specific industries (by SIC or NAIC codes) and regions. Please be aware that Mergent only contains public companies. A video tutorial for using Mergent Online is displayed on the left column of this page.
Provides access to the Dow Jones and Reuters news wires, The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and over 8,000 other sources with the ability to cross search Web sites, publications, newswires, company reports and pictures in a single search. For guidance on building a Factiva search, please visit this guide.
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