Business Research Database Blog Series: S&P Stock Reports

The Emory community has access to a wealth of business research databases. This series highlights many of these great resources, including content and the best applications for classes and career prep.

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) NetAdvantage 

What You Will Find

Standard & Poor’s is a robust tool for exploring global public companies, including historical and current financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, cash flows) and valuation key statistics and ratios. One of its most valuable reports is the Stock Report, a 9 page equity research report updated weekly by S&P Wall Street analysts for public parent companies.  Each Stock Report contains the same information, including: key stock statistics; a snapshot of 5-years of price performance; analyst risk assessment; 6-years revenue; 6-years earnings per share; dividend data; analyst highlights and investment rationale and risk; the company’s business summary; 10-years financial statement data; industry outlook; peer group comparative financial data; and analyst research notes and recommendations.

Use for Class Projects

As a business student, may of your projects require an understanding of a public company and its competitors’ financial performance and valuation. The Stock Report and other screening tools in S&P NetAdvantage can help you quickly and efficiently locate and assess this data.  Whether you taking a finance, accounting, strategy or even marketing class, S&P’s Stock Reports provide you with an historical and current snapshot of the company’s key financial data, combined with timely wall street analyst recommendations and industry and peer competitive analysis.

Use for Interview Prep

Interviewers are looking for candidates who have taken the time to familiarize themselves with the financial health and competitive landscape in which their company operates.  The Stock Report, combined with S&P’s screening tools and Industry Surveys, will give you important insights about the challenges, trends, and risks the company and industry are facing, which can help you prepare compelling questions for your interview.

Additional Business Research Resources

You can also use the Business Research Guide to locate additional business resources, locate tips for how to use the, and understand which are best for your specific research needs.

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