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Using Standard and Poor’s Net Advantage

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a comprehensive business information database with searchable content for several Standard and Poor’s publications. It includes business and investment information, news, company and financial information as well as industry analysis. Full-text information is included from the Bond Guide; Corporation Records; Dividend Record; Earnings Guide; Industry Surveys; Mutual Fund Reports; The Outlook; Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives; Security Dealers of North America; the Stock Guide; and Stock Reports. NetAdvantage is also a good place to find the beta for a company’s stocks.

To access this and other online resources start at the library’s web page www.utdallas.edu/library. Click on the big orange button “Find Articles & Databases”.  Click on S and select Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage from the list. Remember that from off campus you will be prompted to enter your NetID and password.

Begin a search for a company by selecting Companies from the blue tabs across the top of the search screen. Use the drop down arrow to select Company Name or Ticker. Enter the company name or ticker symbol in the search box and click the orange square. The business summary is on the right and the left has the menu of areas for selection. Choose Valuation to see the company’s beta. Financials will have at least seven years of earnings and other financial data. Also here are lists of industry competitors and competitors covered in S & P publications.

To find industry information select Industries from the blue tabs across the top of the search screen. Use the drop down arrow to select the industry. A sub-industry may also be selected. There is a difference between the Industry and the Sub-Industry Reports. The Industry Reports are lengthy  and gives in-depth information. The Sub-Industry Report is a brief synopsis of specific aspects of the industry.

Select “Trends and Projections” from the lower left column to get to the PDF version of the industry report.

For assistance call the SOM Library Liaisons at 972-883-2126 or email Loreen.phillips@utdallas.edu. You can also click on the green question marka question mark-ask a librarianat the library’s website.

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