ACC 4100 / ACC 9805: Company & Industry Analysis - Prof. Lilien

Describes the S&P NetAdvantage database that offers Industry Surveys, which provide tips on how to analyze a company in a specific industry. Analyst reports, stock prices, SEC and SEDGAR filings and other information. Off-campus access available by enteri

S&P Net Advantage Industry Surveys Include How to Analyze a Company in the Industry

A good place to start for information about how to analyze a company in an industry is S&P NetAdvantage, available through the Newman Library homepage.

S&P NetAdvantage places each publicly traded company in one of the predetermined industries.

Many of the industry surveys are updated each six months. However, some industry reports are not current as S&P has revised their industry surveys over the years.

 All the industry surveys contain the same format as to information provided but suggestions for analysis and additional sources vary from industry to industry.

According to S&P NetAdvantage, these are the major industry classifications of the companies:


Apparel Retail: Abercrombie & Fitch, American Outfitters, The Gap and Urban Outfitters

Apparel, Accessories and Luxury Goods:  VF Corporation and PVH Corporation

Automotive Retail: AutoZone and Advance Auto Parts

Industrial Conglomerate: Honeywell Industries, 3M

Health Care Equipment: Abbott Laboratories

Household Products: Clorox Co. and Kimberly Clark

Package Goods and Meats: General Mills, Kellogg's, General Mills, Hershey, Mondelez International, Conagra, Treehouse

Restaurants: Texas Roadhouse Restaurants, The Cheesecake Factory, Cracker Barrel Olc Coutnry, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews, Chipotle Mexican Restaurants, Papa John's

Tobacco: Altria, Philip Morris

Pharmaceuticals: Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Pfizer

Household Products: Colgate Palmolive, Procter & Gamble

Drug Retail:  Rite Aid

Health Care Services: CVS Health

Semiconductors: Intel, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Personal Products: Revlon

Specialty Stores: Ultra Beauty

Industrial Machinery: Snap-On Inc., Stanley Black & Decker

To Locate An Industry Survey for a Specific Company

Select S&P NetAdvantage as the database

Enter the company's name or ticker symbol in the search box

Under MyLinks in left column, select Industry Surveys

or scroll down to

Research and select Industry Surveys


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