For aggregate industry data, their Relative Value function will be useful.
- Using Intel as an example (ticker symbol INTC), type:
INTC <EQUITY> RV <Enter/GO>
Words between < > are Bloomberg keys on the top two rows of keyboard
After results are displayed, hit the <HELP> key located in the top left row of the keyboard. Instructions will be given on customizing the results, including adding and deleting companies.
1- Can I access the library's resources remotely?
Most databases are available remotely when you use the Business School's proxy server. Instructions for installing the proxy server are here:
Proxy server instuctions
SDC and Datastream are only available in the Business Lab and the Computer Lab.
Bloomberg is only available on one station located in the Business Library.
2- Where can I find a list of companies (public and private) in a particular industry?
ReferenceUSA is the most comprehensive.
Dun & Bradstreet (does not include companies as small as RefUSA)
Sorkins (has small companies but limited geographically to selected Midwest cities in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Links to these databases are here:
3- Are broker/analyst reports available?
Yes but some well known firms like Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch do not maker their reports available through third party vendors.
Thomson Research is the vendor with the largest supply of broker/analyst reports. Their database can be found here:
4. What about industry related resources?
The library gets broad based and specialized industry reports.
Broad based resources:
Covers the most industries of all our resources.
- Industry Surveys (Standard & Poor's)
Fewer industries covered than First Research but for those that are, the surveys are comprehensive.
Listed under 'Quick Links' tab in the right column
Click 'Plus Edition' in left column, then 'Survey Issues' (left column), then 'Lookup Industry' (left column)
NOTE: The above 3 resources and those noted below can be found on our A-Z list of databases:
Other market research resources:
- Business Insights
- Euromonitor/Global Market Information Database
4. Where can I find comparative valuation data:
The best online resource for doing this is Mergent which can be found on our A-Z list (link above) or here:
Company Industry Info
NOTE: Mergent only covers publicly traded companies.
- This is one of the few instances where a print resource may be your best bet. The following titles are in the Reference section of the business library:
Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios REF HF4681 R25 A45 (based on IRS returns)
Annual Statement Studies; Financial Ration Benchmarks REF HF 5681 B2 R 63
Financial Studies of the Small Business REF HD 2346 U5 F55
Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios REF HF 5681 R25 I 53
5. Where can I find M&A, IPO and venture capital data?
- SDC Platinum is the best resource for finding data in these areas
- SDC is NOT available remotely
- It is accessible on all the machines in the Business Library and in the Computer Lab at the Business School. You do have to logon to the machine using your Business School username/password.
- To access SDC, click START (lower left) - Programs - SDC Platinum
- Some SDC Guide: