Publicly-traded companies must file financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the body that oversees all U.S. stock exchanges. The most useful is the 10-K, an official audited document that includes similar information from a prospectus or annual report, but provides additional updated financial information on corporate activities. Filings can be found at the SEC's Edgar Database.
Other commonly-sought filings include:
These filings collectively are the source material for available financial statements and other factual data in our various subscription databases and many other free web company information sources.
In addition to checking the company's website, here are other sources to check for analysis of a company's operational and financial prospects.
Another option for retrieving financial data and investment analyst reports is to use the Bloomberg Terminal. The Opus College of Business pays for a single terminal for student and faculty use. It is located on the Minneapolis campus in Schulze Hall 325. The room is locked; if you don't have keycard access via membership in the Aristotle Fund or another course, contact a business librarian at the Keffer Library on the Minneapolis campus to arrange a time to access the room.