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BUS 107 - O'Neal: First Steps

This guide will help you find information about companies to prepare you for your persuasive speech.

First Steps

First, you have to find a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). If you want to browse a listing of the companies on the NYSE, go to the NYSE Listing Directory page and click through the alphabet. If you know your company or just want a different search method, try Yahoo Finance.

  • Yahoo Finance  is a good, clean website to find stock quotes, news stories, and market data about thousands of companies.  Enter your company name (or ticker symbol if you know it) in the search box at the top of the page.  Then look right under the company name to see which stock exchange the company is listed on (NYSE and NASDAQ are the most common).  You want an NYSE company (such as General Electric).