Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage
If you go to Industry Surveys or Industry by Company, you can choose an industry either from a list or by choosing a company that is in that industry. This gives you several pieces of information on that industry that can be very useful.
Here is the list that you will find if you look under the Financial Services-Diversified industry:
How the Industry Operates
Key Industry Ratios and Statistics
How to Analyze a Financial Services Company
COMPARATIVE COMPANY ANALYSIS
Definitions Revenues Profit Ratios
Equity Ratios Per-Share Data
Similar information is available on pretty much all industries.
S&P NetAdvantage also provides information on each company, in the form of a Stock Report. This includes analysts' estimates as well.
You can find information on who a company's competitors are, by going to NetAdvantage and clicking on Industry Outlook.
Business and Company Resource Center
Once you have selected a company, tabs appear at the top of the screen. The Financial tab will give balance sheet figures for 4 years. The Investment Reports tab give a list of brokerage reports which look fairly recent. You might want to explore some of the other tabs as well.This looks like a useful site. Although the Investment Reports section does not provide much beyond quantitative data, the News and Magazines tab provides articles and news items related to a given company. The articles, in particular, are interesting, because they provide more in-depth information. The Company Profile gives SIC/NAICS codes.
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A lot company specific information, including details of analyst recommendations.