Monday, March 1, 2010

Financial Information - Start Your Search Here

Though the library subscribes to Standard & Poor's Outlook, ValueLine and Morningstar in paper format, as well as Morningstar's and S&P Outlook's online services, there are several FREE resources on the Web that come close to matching the content of these venerable resources.

Yahoo Finance provides an abundance of data, charts and statistics. For the folks that appreciate ValueLine and Morningstar for the ratings, Yahoo Finance offers "Analyst Opinion" and "Star Analysis" in the Analyst Coverage section of the entries for most stocks and funds.

Morningstar also gives lots of info. on stocks and funds on their free site at You can type in a company name or ticker symbol and get financials, their star rating along with ratings on growth, profitability and a morningstar credit rating.

Other popular (and FREE) financial/investment Web sites include:

* The Motley Fool:
* Zacks:

You should also check a company's listing on the Security and Exchange Commission's EDGAR site. EDGAR provides free public access to corporate information, allowing you to quickly research a company’s financial information and operations by reviewing registration statements, prospectuses and periodic reports filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. See the EDGAR research guide for tips on using this powerful database.

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