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Company Research: SWOT & Analyst Reports

Strategies and resources for conducting research on a company's financials, operations, and industry environment

What are company analyst reports & SWOT analyses?

Company Analyst Reports offer guidance about investing in specific companies or industries. Sources of analyst reports include institutional money managers (mutual funds, hedge funds, or investment advisers), full-service broker-dealers, and independent analysts. 

SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) is a framework for appraising strengths and weaknesses within an organization as well as the threats and opportunities present in its external environment. SWOT is commonly employed as a tool in strategic planning.

SWOT analyses are easiest to find for large public corporations and some large private corporations. It is more effective to search for a parent company than its subsidiary.

If you are unable to obtain a SWOT analysis for a particular company, the external opportunities and threats described in a close competitor's SWOT analysis may prove relevant.A SWOT analysis, with its four elements in a 2×2 matrix

Xhienne.SWOT analysis diagram in English language. CC BY-SA 2.5.

Find Company Analyst Reports

Miscellaneous analyst report examples from Nexis Uni

  1. Open the drop-down Menu option at the top of the Nexis Uni homepage. Select Company Dossier.
  2. Search by Company name or Ticker symbol.
  3. After selecting the correct company from the results list, navigate through the Dossier Report options on the side of the screen.
  4. Analyst reports are located under Investment Research.

Find SWOT Analyses

Examples of SWOT reports

  1. Select SWOT Analyses under the Browse heading.
  2. Type the name of your company in the search bar, then select (click) the Browse button.
  3. Select your company's report from the results
  1. Select Company Info underneath What are you interested in?
  2. Enter the company name underneath Search all Company Information
  3. In the drop-down menu underneath "... and show me," select Company Profile
  4. Select/Click Search; a search results page appears
  5. Type SWOT in the Search Within Results box
  6. Click on the Magnifying glass search icon or press Enter/Return on your keyboard
    NOTE: You can change the results display from Relevance to Date (newest-oldest)