Course 106: Gathering Relevant Information
Making the Most of a Company Web Site
In this course
1 Introduction
2 Sorting Out the Public Filings
3 Making the Most of a Company Web Site
4 Setting Up a Watch List
5 Seeking Out Expert Opinions
6 Avoiding Information Overload
7 The Bottom Line

Another source of information is the company itself. Just plug the name of the company you want to research into the search engine of your choice. You should find the company Web site near the top of your results.

The investor section of a company's website can offer a variety of information. Copies of the public filings are usually available in more flexible, downloadable formats--such as PDF, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft Word. Also, you can sort through the firm's press releases and examine the latest investor presentations (typically in PDF or Microsoft Power Point formats).

It's definitely worth a visit to the company Web site. It doesn't take long, and reading the press releases will give you some of the most up-to-date information available. Also, it may be useful to see how a company does business on the Web.

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