Analyst Equity Reports in Mergent Online

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Welcome to the Analyst Equity Reports in Mergent Online tutorial.

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 Mergent Online has many different types of business information.  In this tutorial, we will focus on finding analyst reports on a particular company (and its competitors).

Other tutorials demonstrate how to find other information in Mergent Online.

For the purpose

 

1.  The Mergent Online
    
homepage appears to the
     right of these instructions. 
     Please look at it.

Note that there are two boxes.

  • The left box is used for company research

  • The right box is used for classification research (by industry code, index, exchange, or country.

Use the right arrow below to continue

We will be searching a particular company, Hewlett-Packard, a computer manufacturer.

You can search by the name of the company or by the ticker symbol.

1. Enter the name
     "Hewlett-Packard" in the
     search box.

Notice that two companies are listed.  We are interested in the "Hewlett-Packard Co." which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Mergent Hewlett Packard

 

2.  Click on "Hewlett-Packard Co."

Use the right arrow below to continue

The light blue area at the top provides basic information about the company, including that it is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYS) and that its ticker symbol is HPQ.

Mergent hewlett packard symbol and nys

Below the basic company information is a row of blue tabs.  Right now, the Company Details tab at the left is selected.

1. Click the blue "Reports" tab

Use the right arrow below to continue

 Notice the links below the blue tabs.  These change depending on which blue tab is selected.

1.  Click "Equity Reports"

You see a brief explanation of what is in the analyst equity reports, followed by information on Hewlett-Packard, which is followed by information on its competitors.

Mergent HPQ equity report

 

To access the analyst equity report on Hewlett-Packard (or any of the competitors listed),

2.  Click the
     Adobe Acrobat symbol
     to the left of the company
     name

Use the right arrow below to continue

Congratulations!

You have completed the Finding Analyst Equity Reports in Mergent Online tutorial.

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