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COMPUSTAT NORTH AMERICA
Compustat North America can be accessed both through a web interface and via Unix, programming in SAS or Fortran. To facilitate access, Kellogg has subscribed to Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). WRDS's servers is the main access environment for Compustat data, offering the most current files.
Compustat can be accessed by Kellogg faculty and doctoral students using their WRDS accounts. MBA students may obtain a temporary account and password to the WRDS's web interface in the context of a course, if the faculty member uses it for instructional purposes and applies for a class account. Otherwise, for automatic login (controlled by IP address) from the first and second floors in the Jacobs Center, as well as the lab workstations in Wieboldt Hall, please point your web browser to wrds.wharton.upenn.edu/connect.
Standard & Poor's Compustat North America provides the annual and quarterly Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows, and supplemental data items on most publicly held companies in the United States and Canada. Financial data items are collected from a wide variety of sources including news wire services, news releases, shareholder reports, direct company contacts, and quarterly and annual documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Compustat files also contain information on aggregates, industry segments, banks, market prices, dividends, and earnings. Depending upon the data set, coverage may extend as far back as 1950 through the most recent year-end. Kellogg�s subscription to Compustat includes the files listed below.
Note: Many users frequently search three of Compustat�s databases to find a specific company (industrial, research and full coverage files). Wharton has combined the three files into one in the SAS version of the data (compann.sas7bdat and compqtr.sas7bdat).
Standard & Poor's Institutional Market Services
Faculty and doctoral students should access the latest Compustat files through Wharton Research Data Services.
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