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Research a Company

Research publicly traded and privately held companies

How To Find Company Information

Step 1: Determine if the company is a public company, private company or a subsidiary of a parent company. A public company sells ownership shares that trade on one or more of the stock exchanges in the U.S. and are regulated by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).  Public companies must file their company's operations and financial information with the SEC regularly. A private company is not required to report any information and as a result, information on private companies can be hard to find.

Step 2: Identify the industry classification code(s) assigned to the company's line of business(es). With these codes, one can more easily identify competitors (companies) in the same industry.


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