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Researching Public Companies Through EDGAR: A Guide for Investors

Researching Public Companies Through EDGAR: A Guide for Investors – http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/edgarguide.htm

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • What’s a CIK code?
  • Where can I find CEO pay?
  • What’s with all these different form types?

Description:

Background information for people wishing to use the EDGAR database of the Securities and Exchange Commission to research publicly traded company. Page is a mix of the capabilities of EDGAR along with links to basic information about the forms companies must file and where to find specific pieces of company information.

Parts of this guide likely to be of special interests to writers of corporate stories include:

  • Information About Publicly-Traded Companies
  • Executive Compensation
  • Insider Transactions
  • Business Combinations
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Bankruptcy
  • Information About a Company’s Auditors
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