FP Advisor for Investors
FP Advisor is one of the best all around resources for statistical as well as historical information relating to Canadian publicly-traded companies. It allows the user access to a wide variety of data to assist in choosing industry sectors as well as individual Canadian companies to invest in. Brief recommendations on individual as well as industry sector stocks are given by Value Sciences Inc.
To access recommendations and data on industry sectors, click on "Industry Reports" in the menu on the left of the homepage.
Industry reports give financial ratios and recommendations for 30 industries where the top 450 publicly-traded Canadian companies compete. Recommendations are given at the beginning of reports. The top companies in the industry are listed in the section below.
For investment recommendations on the companies, click on "Investor Reports" on the menu on the left of the page. These reports also give forecasts provided by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S and, at the end of the report, recent developments.
A Toronto Public Library quick user guide, FP Advisor [PDF], describes the Financial Post databases that make up FP Advisor and gives instructions about accessing and using this excellent digital resource.