Materiality

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Materiality

The importance of an event or information in influencing a company's stock price. Companies must report any material events within one month by filing SEC form 8-K.

Materiality

The relevance of information that may cause a security's price to increase or decrease. Companies must report material information to the SEC and, by extension to the public, in order to promote transparency and efficiency in the market.

materiality

see ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES.