American Express: Financial Ratio Analysis
explanations, calculators, and more.
What do all those financial terms mean?
This financial glossary, sponsored by WSJ, provides over 6,000 terms
which can be browsed by subject or letter OR searched by keyword.
Industry codes allow researchers & government
agencies to classify businesses by the type of product or service they
offer. 2 well-known codes are the Standard Industrial
Classification Codes (SIC Codes) and the North American Industry
Classification Codes (NAICS Code). NAICS has replaced the SIC
System and was implemented with the 2002 Economic Census. Once you
locate your company's SIC/NAICS codes, many of the article databases and
reference sources listed below can be searched by that code.
Begin by locating the SIC or NAICS Code
that identifies your industry.
Blackwell Library subscribes to the U.S. Company Data module.
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.
Do a 'Basic Search' for the company name or ticker symbol.
Click on the company name on the next search screen.
Click on the 'Ratios' tab across the top.
Use your browser print to print the page or click on the 'Download
to MS Excel' button.
Includes a summary/index and 11 editions which are updated on a rotating
basis (each edition is never more than 3 months old). Each edition
covers specific industries and provides an industry overview, trends,
and a company by company analysis of key players. Provides
industry ratios at the beginning of each section as well as ratios per
Click on the link to 'The ValueLine Investment Survey Online -
On the left toolbar, click on the link to 'Lookup Company'.
Type in your company name or ticker symbol. (Note: This
version of ValueLine only covers 1700 stocks in 98 industries so all
companies are not covered)
On the results list, click on the various reports that
appear--note the industry your company is categorized in.
For an industry report, click on 'Lookup Industry' on the left tool
Select your industry.
For an overview of the industry, select 'Industry Commentary'.
For all the companies listed for comparison, click on 'Industry -
Company Breakdown' and then select the reports you want to view.
Want to learn more regarding how to read and
interpret the reports? See 'How
to Use the Value Line Investment Survey Page.'