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Company Rankings
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Popular Web Sites
  • Fortune 500
    http://fortune.com/fortune500/wal-mart-stores-inc-1/
  • Inc. 500
    http://www.inc.com/inc5000/2010/index.html
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal and Book of Lists
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16519
This monthly magazine on companies, people, and business in the Twin Cities is available as a digital edition in the American City Business Journal database. It includes the annual Book of Lists with over 100 rankings of organizations and companies in manufacturing, services, real estate, banking and finance, health, construction, education, media, technology, hospitality and entertainment. Special lists are also compiled for minority businesses, best employers, and other categories.
  • American City Business Journals
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16519
    Features local business news from around the nation, updated throughout the day, business stories from American City's print editions, industry-specific news from more than 40 industries, advice columns, and a menu of tools to help business owners and operators manage their businesses. There's also navigation to each of the 42 local business sites.

    Check these business journals for lists of rankings in local areas.

Bizminer
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18164
BizMiner offers industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Their market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code. Bizminer is a great resource to use when developing business plans, or for any sort of entrepreneurship initiatives where you need to measure peer performance in an industry.

Marketing Databases and Market Share Directories
Use these directories to find market share information that appears in journals or trade magazines:
  • Mintel Market Research Database
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11269
    Market research reports on consumer products, services, and lifestyles. Each report describes the economic drivers, leading companies, market share, market size, trends, segmentation, and consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. Reports cover consumer markets in the USA and Europe. Requires setting up a personal account to access.
  • Passport (Euromonitor)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11022
    Key business intelligence on countries, companies, markets, and consumers. Statistics on brands, companies and consumer products worldwide include market size and market share. Useful for researching global consumer markets with analysis of lifestyles for countries. Includes profiles and strategic information about companies that sell leading consumer goods.
  • IBIS World
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14593
    Industry reports for the United States, China, and selected global topics. Each reports provide overviews, leading companies, sales information, and authoritative sources for researching hundreds of industries. Includes Business Environmental Profiles that summarize key drivers for industries in the U.S.
  • Value line investment survey (Online)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/13244
    The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. It has three parts: The Ratings & Reports section contains one-page reports showing Value Line's Timeliness, Safety, and Technical ranks, financial and stock price forecasts for the coming 3 to 5 years, an analyst's written commentary, and more. The Summary & Index contains an index of all stocks in the publication as well as many up-to-date statistics. It also contains a variety of stock "screens" designed to help investors identify companies with various characteristics. The Selection & Opinion section contains Value Line's latest economic and stock market forecasts, one-page write-ups about interesting and attractive stocks, model portfolios, and financial and stock market statistics.
    Also available in print in Wilson Library Reference, at: HG4501 .V262
    Older issues are available on microfiche in Wilson Library Reference at the class number shown above.
    • Location(s): TC Wilson Library Reference Quarto HG4501 .V262
    • Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability http://prime2.oit.umn.edu:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?fn=display&vid=TWINCITIES&doc=umn_aleph004657913
  • ThomsonOne
    http://ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login/thomsonone
    Can be used with Internet Explorer ONLY, other browsers do not work. Please allow pop-ups, as this is necessary for proper display. Thomson ONE brings together company information from a variety of sources that are produced by Thomson Reuters. This includes company financials and filings, mergers and acquisition data and analyst reports. The following types of information are available: Company Overviews, Company News and Pricecharts, Corporate Governance (Takeover defense), Corporate financial fundamentals, Estimates (and earnings surprises), Debt overview, Company deals, Share ownership information, Company research (formerly Investext), Company financial filings, Officers and Directors.

    Search for one company in the industry, using Overviews, then scroll down to get comparative data for other publicly held companies in the industry.

Business Directories
Use the following business directories to identify company size (employees or sales/revenues) and create your own rankings list.
  • Mergent Online
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2288
    Profiles of public corporations around the world that includes summaries, company histories, property, financials, subsdiaries, joint ventures, long term, press release and historical annual reports. Licensed for 60 simultaneous users
  • Million Dollar Database (Dun & Bradstreet)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11162
    A directory of private and public companies in the United States and larger companies worldwide. Use this directory to find companies by NAIC or SIC industry descriptions, size, location, to learn if a company is private or public, to find contact information, and to learn about the parent and subsidiary companies in a corporate family. Licensed for 5 simultaneous users.
S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/9568
An online resource from Standard Poors that includes the Industry Surveys of trends and leading companies in 52 industries, the Register of Corporations, Directors, and Executives which lists sales, products, other directory information for 55,000 public and private companies along with names of top executives, and the Stock Reports that contain key financial data for equity research on public companies including peer group analysis and performance ratings from Standard Poors.
--Choose Industry Surveys to get ranking information for individual corporations in the industry.

Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers
Check the following indexes for news about the company's history:
--When you type your search, use the company name and words like: market share, or market, or rankings.
  • Business Source Premier
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3739
    Use this popular research database to find business articles from 2,200 journals and magazines in marketing, management, information technology, operations, human resources, accounting, finance and economics dating back to 1965. Additional company and industry profiles from Datamonitor are included along with country reports and SWOT analyses.
  • Factiva
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12681
    Full text database of media outlets, trade publications, news sources and websites that has international coverage. Includes daily newspapers, transcripts, newswires, and all editions of the Wall Street Journal. Financial information for publicly traded companies, stocks, funds, currencies, and common market indexes. Limited to 7 simultaneous users.

    Due to licensing restrictions for academic subscriptions, not all of the news sources in Factiva are available. See this list of Excluded Titles. If you need assistance using Factiva, please contact the Journalism Librarian.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3317
    LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.
  • Regional Business News
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/7483
    This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
    Full text coverage for regional business publications; Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis
  • ProQuest Newsstand
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/4487
    ProQuest Newspapers provides indexing and full text access to 1,270 newspapers and wire feeds. Full-text titles include major U.S. daily newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
  • Star Tribune (access via ProQuest Newspapers)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/4640
    This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
    Full text available from 1986 - Current. Access to freelance articles and other features within this publication such as photographs or classifieds may not be available.
  • Wall Street Journal (Proquest Newsstand)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3294
    Full-text articles from the Wall Street Journal via Proquest Newspapers. This business newspaper has extensive coverage of stock markets, finance, investments and companies.


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