References to businesses from regional publications.
Provides full text for over 2,710 scholarly business journals. **A new interface provides an easy way to both browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.
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A full text newswire database that incorporates business wires from all over the world.
Abstracts on consumerism and consumer protection.
Full-text back runs of major academic journals. The Arts & Sciences I Collection, to which Millsaps subscribes, includes the complete back runs of 117 titles in 15 disciplines. Established in 1997, it is JSTOR's first collection and includes many of the core research and society published journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also includes a selection of titles in the more science-oriented fields of ecology, mathematics, and statistics.
Mergent Online is an Internet accessible database that replaces the Libraries’ print subscriptions to the Mergents Manuals (formerly Moody's). Mergent Online has extensive information on companies, including financials, stock, properties, joint ventures, subsidiaries, S.E.C. filings, debt, etc., for over 11,000 U.S. companies as well as over 17,000 foreign companies. This database is especially useful for company financial information, with data going back fifteen years. Individual and comparative company and industry financial information and ratios can be created and downloaded to Excel, Word, or as an HTML file. Mergent’s company files also provide real-time access to EDGAR® filings, dating back to 1993 and updated daily.
The complete text of articles back to 1980 is provided in text format. The New York Times Book Review and Sunday Magazine are provided in PDF format.
The complete text of Wall Street Journal articles back to 1984 is provided in text format.
A Dictionary of Accounting, A Dictionary of Business and Management, A Dictionary of Economics, A Dictionary of Finance and Banking, A Dictionary of Human Resource Management, The Handbook of International Financial Terms
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Directory of business and industrial organizations.
Full text, online version of EB.
Makes available information about companies, including most SEC filings, address, telephone number, state of incorporation, CIK number, SIC code, and fiscal year end.
The International Trade Centre, an organization that helps the business sectors of emerging and transition economies to develop exports, provides country-specific business information such as trade and market profiles and Country Maps on this site.
Compensation details are often buried in the company's Proxy Statement filed with the SEC. Start with the EDGAR Company Search and limit your results by Form Type "DEF 14A" (Schedule 14A is the definitive proxy statement). In many cases, these filings go back to 1993.
Among the many surrogates or summaries of corporate financial information are these time-tested sources:
- Mergent Online , the electronic version of the Mergent/Moody's Manuals, covers 22,000 public companies worldwide.
- Compact D/SEC from Primark. On CD-ROM from 1993-1994. (Ask at the library front desk
- Hoover's Handbooks (Reference HG4057 .A282) The detailed company profiles are now accessible via Westlaw Campus Research .
Hoover's Company Recordsis a shortcut on the left menu and you can search by company name or ticker symbol.
EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Refer to the Guide to SEC Filings from Thomson Research.
EDGAR Filings and Forms include 10-Ks (annual reports for US firms), 10-Qs (quarterly reports), 20-Fs (annual reports for foreign firms) and DEF 14As (proxy statements) of public companies from 1994 forward.
EDGAR documents are also available from:
- EDGAR Online (incorporating FreeEDGAR; subscription required)
- Morningstar Document Research (formerly 10-K Wizard; subscription required)
- SEC Info (registration required)
Pre-EDGAR documents may be obtained from:
Extracts from 10-K reports and annual reports to shareholders may also be found on Compact D/SEC, a monthly series of CD-ROMs, with annual and quarterly data from 1993 to 1994.
Daily bond prices (as well as information on some historical transactions) are available from the Municipal Market At-A-Glance of the Bond Market Association.
Bond ratings for municipal and government bonds may be found by using the Advanced Bond Search on the Market Data Center of FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
The Treasury International Capital System provies information on transactions and holdings of U.S. and foreign short-term and long-term securities by U.S. and foreign holders, much of it on a monthly basis.
The Mergent Bond Record (Periodicals Section HG4905 .M78) and its competitor, the monthly Standard & Poor's Bond Guide, (Millsaps does not own), provide corporate debt ratings and information on specific debt issues.
Current bond prices are available from the Corporate Market At-A-Glance of the Bond Market Association.
Use Mergent Online to see if there are any detailed bond profiles for your company - look under Company Details, Long Term Debt.
Corporate bond ratings from the three major agencies may be found by using the Advanced Bond Search on the Market Data Center of FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Sources For Similarly-Rated Firms
You can refer to the Blue Pages in the old Moody's Manuals, (HG in the library 1 west) which are very detailed. The new Mergent Manuals do not have the blue pages, unfortunately. For yields by selected rating groups (Aaa and Baa only), refer to Selected Interest Rates from the Federal Reserve Board. Scroll down to the middle of the page to find the links for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual data.
The single most useful source for industry-sector per-share data is the annual S&P Analysts' Handbook (Library Basement - HG 4519 .S772) which provides up to 30 years worth of information.
You can also refer to the industry sections of the Value Line binder at the libarary front desk.
The monthly Standard & Poor's Statistical Service (Periodicals - HC106.7 .S75 ) provides selected current and historical statistics on 12 industries.
The Standard & Poor's Stock Reports (The latest Millsaps owns is 1998 - Stacks - HG4501 .S73) provides ten years of stock price (annual high and low) information as well as "tangible" book value per share.
The Mergent Handbook of Common Stocks (Reference - HG4905 .M815) also has stock price (annual price range) information for ten years, covering almost 1,000 firms.
Annual stock prices for about 1,700 companies are available in the Value Line - at the library front desk.
Historical stock quotes are available from:
- Historical stock quotes for a company no longer in business can be found in the Daily Stock Price Record volumes. Millsaps Library does not own the Daily Stock Price Record, but the main branch of the Jackson Hinds Library has these volumes in their reference area. They can be found beginning at R 332.6322 S785DA.
- BigCharts Historical Quotes (close only - Jan 85+)
- Historical Prices (Yahoo! Finance - open, high, low, close - Dec 81+)
- Historical Stock Quotes (QuoteMedia - open, high, low, close - Jan 98+)
The beta for most publicly-traded firms is to be found in the annual Security Risk Evaluation published by Merrill Lynch. The 2004-2007 online editions are very large PDF files hosted by Rutgers University.
Beta values for about 1,700 companies are available in Value Line - at the library front desk.
The Standard & Poor's Stock Reports (The latest Millsaps owns is 1998 - Stacks - HG4501 .S73), began including betas with the Fall 1986 issue.
Dividend payouts (and stock splits) may be found on the Historical Prices section of Yahoo! Finance.
Dividends paid and anticipated for about 1,700 companies are available in Value Line - at the library front desk.
The Standard & Poor's Stock Reports (The latest Millsaps owns is 1998 - Stacks - HG4501 .S73) provide ten years of dividend information.
The Mergent Handbook of Common Stock also has dividend payout information for 8-10 years. (Reference - HG4905 .M815)
Sometimes, the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times carry news of firms repurchasing shares.
The cost of repurchasing shares is reported in the cash flow statement within a corporation's annual financial statements. Mergent Online will provide up to 25 years of data.
You can also compare the number of shares outstanding over time by consulting the sources listed above for dividend information.
There are many different kinds of interest rates, including those for deposits and loans. The most common debt instruments referred to for risk-free rates are:
- 3-month (13-week) Treasury Bills
- 1-year Treasury Notes
The Latest Auction Data for these Government securities and other debt instruments may be found on Table 1.35 in the monthly Federal Reserve Bulletin online on:
- FRED II, the Federal Reserve Economic Data database of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis.
- Selected Interest Rates (H.15 Daily Update)
- Selected Interest Rates (historical data)
- Interest Rate (historical time series) e.g. 3-month Treasury Bill: Secondary Market Rate (1934- )
- Historical Auction Query for Treasury bills, bonds, and notes
- Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
For statistical data of all sorts, refer to the following print sources:
Business Statistics of the United States, Bernan Press, annual.
Stacks - HC101 .A13122 - Latest Millsaps owns is 2006
Statistical Abstract of the United States U.S. Government Printing Office, annual.
Reference - HA202.U5 S8
D&B Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios provides key ratios (at median, upper, and lower quartiles) for industries arranged by SIC number. The print version can be found in the library reference room. (Reference HF5681 .R25 I525 )
Troy's Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios. (Reference - HF5681.R25 A44) Ratios, grouped by asset size, are listed for industries and product lines, by NAICS code beginning in 2002. Earlier editions used SIC numbers.
Standard & Poor's Analyst's Handbook: Composite Corporate Per Share Data by Industries. (Library Basement - HG 4519 .S772). Provides selected income statement items and ratios in relation to S&P stock price indexes. Up to thirty years of annual data are given for each industry.
Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) - Manufacturing, Mining and Trade Corporations. Presents estimated statements of income and retained earnings, balance sheets, and related financial and operating ratios.
Selected Industry Statistics and Financial Ratios are available for sole proprietorships, S-corporations, and corporations from BizStats.
Library / Main Desk
Tel: (601) 974-1073
- HG 1501 - 3550 for Banking see -- Banks and Banking
- Cash management
- Corporations finance
- HG 1 -9999 Finance
- Finance, Public
- Finance History
- Financial accounting
- Financial administration
- Financial institutions
- International finance
- HG 3810-4000 International Finance
- Personal finance
- For Supply Chain see -- Physical distribution of goods
- Credit, Debt & Loans
- Finance - General
- Financial Management & Planning
- International Finance
- Investment & Speculation
- International Review of Economics and Finance
- Journal of Finance
- Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis
- Journal of Financial and Strategic Decisions
- Journal of Financial Economics
- Journal of Financial Research
- Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance
- Rand Journal of Economics
- Review of Financial Studies
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