Financial analysts examine the financial performance of public companies and industry sectors for the investor community. Their reports identify strategic industry issues and provide financial forecasts. Their reports often include segment data not found elsewhere.
Searching for news about foreign companies or foreign activities of U.S. companies often requires extensive digging through many sources.
Be creative in setting up your search. Follow some of these tips:
1. Search multiple databases. You never know which newspaper or magazine will cover your company.
2. Search trade journals and industry newsletters. Look for information about the company's products or brands as well as the company itself.
3. Search for news about company executives. Often companies are closely identified with their CEO. Search by the CEO's name rather than the Company name.
To search for business news on the operations of a company in a specific country in Factiva, search by Region to select a country and combine this with the company name from the Company search.
Companies will announce major events in Press Releases on the Investor Relations pages of their websites. Many companies also distribute these press releases to news organizations by using distributors like Business Wire and PRnewswire. Search for press releases in these databases: