Template:Finance links

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This template provides a list of useful links to financial and industry tracking websites for companies, both public and private.

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Usage[edit]

This template should be placed in the External links section, preferably after any official or specialist links.

Sites included[edit]

Depending on availability of information, this template provides links to the following services:

  1. Google Finance
  2. Yahoo! Finance
  3. Hoover's
  4. Reuters
  5. SEC filings at the Securities and Exchange Commission

Fields[edit]

name
(required) The name of the company as you would like it to appear in each link. This is usually the full, official name of the company, such as Microsoft Corporation or Google, Inc.
symbol
The stock market symbol for public companies. This is the only field necessary for public companies to generate most of the links, with the exception of Hoover's and corporate filings from the SEC. For example: MSFT for Microsoft or GOOG for Google.
sec_cik
The SEC CIK (Central Index Key) is an identifier assigned by the Securities and Exchange Commission to all public companies. To find the CIK for any public company, search for the company name at http://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/cik.htm. The CIK code is listed directly on the search results page, to the left of the company name. Any leading zeros may be removed from this number. For example, the search results for a query of "microsoft" returns two entries. The relevant entry is listed as "MICROSOFT CORP" and has a CIK of 789019 (with 4 leading zeros removed).
hoovers
The Hoover's ID. Because Hoover's does not support linking directly by stock symbol, you must manually research this value even for public companies. To find a Hoover's Finance ID for a company, search for the company name at the http://www.hoovers.com/. Once you have found the company, if it is listed, check the page address. The Hoover's ID is the value located between the www.hoovers.com/company-information/cs/company-profile. and .html portions of the URL. For example, the address for U.S. Robotics Corporation is http://www.hoovers.com/company-information/cs/company-profile.US_Robotics_Corporation.12b5e6ee5bee0096.html, so the Hoover's ID is US_Robotics_Corporation.12b5e6ee5bee0096.
google
The Google Finance ID. Only use this field for private companies; the stock symbol is sufficient for generating the Google Finance link to public companies. To find a Google Finance ID for a private company, search for the company name at http://finance.google.com/. Once you have found the company, if it is listed, check the page address for the cid variable. If you do not have a cid variable in your URL, you may need to click on Find more results for <company name> and re-select the company from the results. The value of the cid variable is the Google Finance ID. For example, the address for U.S. Robotics Corporation is http://finance.google.com/finance?cid=9605236, so the Google Finance ID is 9605236.
yahoo
The Yahoo! Finance ID. Only use this field for private companies; the stock symbol is sufficient for generating the Yahoo! Finance link to public companies. To find a Yahoo! Finance ID for a private company, search for the company name at the http://search.finance.yahoo.com/search. Once you have found the company, if it is listed, check the page address. The Yahoo! Finance ID is the value located between the biz.yahoo.com/ic/ and .html portion of the URL, including the forward slash. For example, the address for U.S. Robotics Corporation is http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/101/101968.html, so the Yahoo! Finance ID is 101/101968.

Examples[edit]

Public company[edit]

{{Finance links
| name = Microsoft Corporation
| symbol = MSFT
| sec_cik = 789019
| hoovers = 14120
}}

Appears as:

Private company[edit]

{{Finance links
| name = U.S. Robotics Corporation
| google = 9605236
| yahoo = 101/101968
| hoovers = 101968
}}

Appears as: