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Introduction to Sources of Company Information

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You can learn a lot about a potential investment by reading information provided by the company you are investing in. In this tutorial covering company information sources, find out what kinds of company documents you can use to help you make investment decisions. For instance, you can find many important performance ratios, such as price-to-earnings ratios.

What you will learn

  • What Can You Learn From Annual Stockholder Reports?
  • What Does Company-Specific News Tell You about Companies?
  • Who Publishes Information on Companies?
  • What Investment-Related Information Can You Get from Company News?

What do you know?

Introduction to Sources of Company Information

If you are looking to invest in a company, or if you want to analyze how a company is performing, you need to read all the news it makes available. Publicly traded companies are required to file financial reports that are public information. You can use this public information to compare companies you are considering for investment.

Public information is available is several formats and through several sources. Familiarize yourself with these sources so you can be a better-educated investor.