Locating Companies for Due Diligence    and Background Information  Jeffrey Franklin and David Rakowski
Company Websites• “About Us”• Annual reports, prospectus, press releases• Search by file type
Directories for Private, Public, and         Foreign Companies• Hoovers- http://www.hoovers.com/company‐information/compan...
Stock Quotes-Current and Historical• Google Finance-  http://www.google.com/finance• Reuters-http://www.reuters.com/• Euro...
SEC Filings
State Corporate Records/RegisteredAgents and Fictitious Business Names• Secretary of State Corporation and Business  Entit...
News and Information About Companies, Products and Executives• Consumer Product Safety Commission-  www.cpsc.gov• Recalls....
Information from Government    Agencies Regulating CompaniesExample: Banks• Office of the Comptroller of the Currency-  ht...
Information from Government     Agencies Regulating CompaniesRegulates energy, telecommunications, municipal water/wastewa...
Thank you---Jeff and Dave
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Locating companies for due diligence and background information

  1. 1. Locating Companies for Due Diligence and Background Information Jeffrey Franklin and David Rakowski
  2. 2. Company Websites• “About Us”• Annual reports, prospectus, press releases• Search by file type
  3. 3. Directories for Private, Public, and Foreign Companies• Hoovers- http://www.hoovers.com/company‐information/company‐search.html• Rutgers Company Research Portal- http://libguides.rutgers.edu/companies
  4. 4. Stock Quotes-Current and Historical• Google Finance- http://www.google.com/finance• Reuters-http://www.reuters.com/• Europages-http://www.europages.co.uk/• Uniworld- http://www.uniworldbp.com/search.php
  5. 5. SEC Filings
  6. 6. State Corporate Records/RegisteredAgents and Fictitious Business Names• Secretary of State Corporation and Business Entity Search-http://www.secstates.com/• UCC Filings (Pennsylvania)- https://www.corporations.state.pa.us/ucc/sos kb/SearchNonStd.asp
  7. 7. News and Information About Companies, Products and Executives• Consumer Product Safety Commission- www.cpsc.gov• Recalls.gov• Review sites: Epinions, Amazon, Yelp – Liability for negative reviews?-”Virginia Contractor Sues Woman for $750,000 for Negative Yelp Review”
  8. 8. Information from Government Agencies Regulating CompaniesExample: Banks• Office of the Comptroller of the Currency- http://www.occ.treas.gov/• Federal Reserve Board-www.fdic.gov• National Information Center- http://www.ffiec.gov/nicpubweb/nicweb/Nic Home.aspx
  9. 9. Information from Government Agencies Regulating CompaniesRegulates energy, telecommunications, municipal water/wastewater, andtransportation companies in Pennsylvania-http://www.puc.state.pa.us/
  10. 10. Thank you---Jeff and Dave

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