The Top 10 Sites For Stock Data, Charting & Events
CI editors list and review the best stock investment websites.
Fundamental Stock Data
June 21, 2014
Price: Free - $189/year
At a Glance:
- 10 years of financial statement ratios available
- Information is easily exportable to Excel
Morningstar is a great resource for historical data, financial statements and stock data on individual companies. It provides 10 years of data (if the company has been around that long), while many sites only offer two or three years of data. To arrive at a company’s page, type the ticker symbol into the top search bar. The key stats section on the main page lists important ratios for the company that include the price-earnings ratio, price-to-book ratio and return on equity, with data on how those ratios compare to the industry average.
The Key Ratios page presents 10 years of select income statement data such as revenue, gross margins, dividends, operating cash flow and free cash flow. It also shows ratios pertaining to profitability, growth, cash flow, financial health and efficiency. You can also export data to Excel at no additional cost.
Full financial statement data is housed in the Financials section, where users can view the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement. The site provides five years (and five quarters) of historical data for free, but premium subscribers get 10 years of data. Users can view the data as reported or as restated and can also change the data view from dollar amount to common size as a percentage or common size as a fraction. This data is also exportable to Excel at no additional cost.
To compare a specific company to its industry peers, click the Quote tab and then the Industry Peers subtab. Comparison metrics include market cap, net income, price-to-sales ratio, price-earnings ratio and dividend yield.