ECO101: Companies & Stock Market

Start your company research here!

Stock Market Project

Each tab above offers sources to complete the Stock Market Project assignment.

Choosing Companies and Mutual Funds

Use These to Research Companies

Find basic company background, financial information, competitors, SWOT analyses, industry trends and more with these two business databases: 

 

Download charts and graphs about your company with the Wall Street Journal site.

  • For stock charts:
    • In Wall Street Journal site, use Advanced Charting.
    • Check the time frame for the stock graph.
      • Use 1Y, one year. (1M is one month; YTD is year to date).
    • To copy a website's graph, use your computer's snipping tool. (Windows computers: search for Snipping Tool, or use Windows/Shift/S keys.)
      • Add/remove comparisons to the charts: Dow Jones Industrial Average, others in the industry, or a specific company's ticker symbol. 
  • For stock prices: go to Wall Street Journal > Research and Ratings > Historical Prices to see stock closing prices. 
  • Annual reports:
    • Hoover's may provide current annual reports.
    • Sometimes it's easiest to Google the company name and "annual report" or "10-K"
    • Or, go to the company's home page and look for "investor Relations," often at the bottom of a page.
       

If you'd like more research about your companies, try these: 

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