Contains authoritative analyst reports covering companies, industries, products and markets. Find stock reports and equity reports from Deutche Bank, J.P. Morgan, Global Data, Marketline, Wells Fargo, and many more investment firms.
Because you can find many analyst (stock) reports for the same company from many different firms, Investext is a great tool to use to get information from a variety of sources.
The industry search is pretty clunky, so you may have better results finding industry information by searching for companies within the industry.
Use the 10-K filings (often called annual reports) of public companies within the industry, such as McDonald's, Wendy's, etc.
Look at the Business Summary and Risk Factors (Item 1 and 1A), which is where the company will describe industry challenges
Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis, also gives the company's perspective on its business results and how it is doing within the industry.
10-Ks can be found in D&B Hoover's in the tab to the left, or via the SEC website, linked below.
"The EDGAR database provides free public access to corporate information, allowing you to research a public company’s financial information and operations by reviewing the filings the company makes with the SEC. "
Use Bizminer to find industry financial ratios, failure rates of businesses, local industry market research statistics, competitive market analysis, and more by US location (state, city, county, zip, or custom location). A great resource when developing business plans, or for any sort of entrepreneurship initiatives where you need to measure peer performance in an industry.
BizMiner produces the most granular industry statistical reports in the market. We offer industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Our market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code.”
In addition to finding demographics of your local market, you can also use the "Business" feature to map locations of companies by name or industry.
You can use the information to generate a list of competitors and their addresses.
SimplyAnalytics provides demographic, business, or marketing data down to the local level, allowing users to create customized maps and reports with an almost unlimited number of variables. See my Tips & Tricks Guide for help with this database.
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