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
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