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BUSI 3670: Risk Management (Bill Goodman)

Types of Companies

Determine whether a company is public, private or international.

More information is available on companies trading on the stock market - SEC filings, annual reports, analysts' reports, news stories, books and case studies.

Limited information is found on private companies - brief information in directories, news stories, and sometimes books.

Information on international companies varies. If a company trades on the U.S. exchanges it must file annual reports (20-F) with the SEC. Try directories, databases, newspapers and magazines.

Hint: Search Hoover's to check if a company is public or private, and whether it is a parent or subsidiary.

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