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Capital IQ Password

If your CIQ password has expired, or if you did not activate it within 24 hours of receiving your activation email, please send an email to: S&P Capital IQ Client Services <> to request that your password be renewed.

Don't forget to check your email and your spam/junk email folders frequently for a reply from Capital IQ. For security reasons, CIQ passwords must be activated within 24 hours.

Capital IQ Fundamentals Training Course

A free course with demonstrations of the CapIQ functions and features frequently used by financial analysts in conducting research, analysis, and valuation on private and public companies. This course also shows you how to utilize the CapIQ Excel plug-in in your day-to-day company analysis and valuation.

Optionally, you can enroll in the FREE full course to improve your skills and gain certification. Great for your CV:


The Datastream service ended in August 2021. Students are advised to use Capital IQ. 

Finding Financial Data


Welcome to the Company Information Guide.

These resources provide contact details, profit and loss, balance sheets, ratios, equities, market indices, bonds, foreign exchange, interest rates, commodities and derivatives, and news and many other company and financial details.

Capital IQ contains data on worldwide equities and private companies, Indices, commodities, fixed income, M&A. It is also an excellent source of Macroeconomic data and exchange rates. Most data is available for at least 10 years.

Using Capital IQ without User Name and Password

The following link will take you directly to Capital IQ without requirement to login.

Registering for a Personal CIQ account and to use the Excel Plugin

To use the Plug-in you will need to register for your own CIQ account at this link:

Register to use Capital IQ (Management School Students & Staff only) 

Only Stirling Management Students and Staff may register. Please note: it may take 24-48 hours to receive your account activation email. Note that your account must be activated within 24 hours so it is important to keep checking your email and junk/spam mail box for the activation message.

'My Capital IQ' and Excel Plug-inundefined

 The Capital IQ Office Plug-in allows you to quickly build and manipulate financial models and spreadsheets by accessing company financials, estimates, market data, transactions, ownership, fixed income data and more, directly within Excel.

To download the Plug-in, access Capital IQ > 'My Capital IQ > Downloads 

You must register to use the Excel plugin (see above).

More Sources of Company Information

Other company information resources

To see FT company profiles for public companies select Markets > Markets Data > Equities and search for your company. Click the 'Profile' tab or on right of screen select 'View full business profile'.  Note: you must register for full access to FT 

To view company profiles and news, click the 'Company' tab at the top of the database and enter your company name. 

Related Resources

Company Reports

Subject Guide

Capital IQ Help Resources

One or two of the following resources were produced at the University of Stirling but most is content directly from S&P Capital IQ