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Subject Guide: Business FINA 311: Company Risk

Introduction  Selecting a Company  Locating the Annual Report  Examining Financial Position
Research Insight  Industry Comparison  Ratios  Ratings  Riskiness



Historical Stock Price/Volatility Sources:

BigCharts - Historical Quotes
Pricing data goes back a number of years, however, the researcher will need to input each date separately.


Yahoo! Finance
The market summary covered on the home page.  To locate information for a specific company, enter the ticker symbol in the search box at the top of the page (use symbol lookup if the ticker symbol is unknown).  On the company's page, click on the link to 'Historical Prices' on the left toolbar.  Allows downloading to excel.


  LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe
Off-campus, sign in using your Gull Card barcode and last name.  Choose Salisbury University as the campus and then click the log in button. 

Stock Report sources include Nelson's Company Research Reports, Nelson's Consensus Earnings Estimates, Vickers Institutional Holdings, Vickers Securities Report, & Zacks Investment Research.

  • From L-N's front page, click on the 'Business' category on the left tool-bar.

  • On the next screen, click on the link to 'Company Profiles'.

  • Type your company name or ticker symbol in the first dialogue box.

  • Select 'Stock Reports' from the Source pull-down menu.
  • Choose a date field as appropriate (suggest 1 year).
  • Click on the 'search' button.


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