EDGAR is the database of filings received by the SEC. They are made public for investor use with the goal of protecting investors and restoring confidence in U.S. capital markets.
Which companies must file?
U.S. Companies that-
- Trade securities on U.S. stock exchanges
- Have more than $10 million in assets whose stock is held by more than 500 owners
- Private companies with more than 500 shareholders or have made a public debt offering more than $1 million
Foreign companies that trade on U.S. stock exchanges.
What is not available in EDGAR?
- Documents that are not permitted to be filed electronically
- Documents filed in EDGAR on a voluntary basis (for example, company annual reports)