Last Updated: Oct 28, 2013
Industry reports and surveys provide an overview of the industry. They might include forces impacting the industry, major players, current trends and information on how to analyze the industry. Below are some recommended sources.
IBISWorld is one of the world's richest sources of unique and comprehensive business intelligence information. IBISWorld extensively covers over 900 industries, the major enterprises in those industries and the business conditions they face, providing you with valuable strategic and tactical business environment information.
- Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage
This database provides access to S&P's industry, company, and stock reports. From the database search box on the main search page
* Select either industry, company or stock reports
* Select either company name or ticker
* Enter company name or ticker
- Business Source Complete
To locate industry profiles:
*Enter your industry
*Enter United States in the next search box
*Check Industry Profile under Publication Type
- Mergent Online
While you may often think of Mergent when looking for company financial information, this database also provides industry report as well.
To locate an industry report:
*Click on Report Search (2nd to last tab along the top of the screen)
*Place a check mark beside your industry
*Under Search by Region, select North America
*Click on Search.
The Value Line Investment Survey is a print investment survey which provide an overview of financial performance of a company. Surveys are listed by industry. At the beginning of each new segment, a one page survey of the industry is provided. This is updated every 13 weeks.