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Company Information Research

This guide provides you with a starting point for researching companies.

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Company Information


Use this guide to find important company information resources and learn research tips. 

Companies are organizations doing business as corporations, partnerships, or sole proprietorships. They can be categorized as public or private, or a parent or subsidiary/division.

Companies that sell securities to the public and meet certain size thresholds must file disclosure documents with regulatory bodies such as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); these companies are said to be publicly-held. Parent companies may own subsidiaries, which are separate legal organizations, and be divided into divisions.

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