I'm making a small script to screen through thousands of companies at scale. A feature that I want to include would be relative metrics, e.g. is this company growing faster than its peers, has better margins, and so on.
I can find the sector and industry in various databases, but it's not always very accurate. For example on Yahoo Finance:
- MSFT: Technology, Software—Infrastructure
- AAPL: Technology, Consumer Electronics
- GOOG: Communication Services, Internet Content & Information
- FB: Communication Services, Internet Content & Information
- AMZN: Consumer Cyclical, Internet Retail
While these classifications are true, I'd probably group these companies together.
Google autocomplete would often match my intuition better. For example, it gives me:
- MSFT vs Apple
- GOOG vs Microsoft
How can I identify peers of companies at scale? For example:
- Does some database for this exist?
- Can I get google autocompletes at scale and map these somehow easily to companies?
- Or is there some other clever way to find these?