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EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval)

The Securities & Exchange Commission uses Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval to transmit company documents such as 10-Ks, 10-Qs, quarterly reports, and other SEC filings, to investors.
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Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval. An electronic system that the SEC uses to allow publicly-traded companies to make necessary filings more quickly and efficiently. Every publicly-traded company in the United States with an asset value greater than $10 million and more than 500 shareholders, as well as other companies listed on a major stock exchange, must use EDGAR to file its quarterly and annual reports and any other information it must submit to the SEC. Since its institution in 1996, filing efficiency has improved considerably.
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EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval)

A Securities and Exchange Commission computer database utilized by companies to electronically transmit required SEC filings for securities offerings and disclosure statements.
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Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR).

EDGAR is an electronic database that contains all the corporate financial reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Any company with more than $10 million in assets and over 500 shareholders, or that is listed on a major exchange in the United States or quoted on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) is required to file prospectuses, an annual 10-K -- or audited financial report -- three unaudited 10-Qs, notices of insider trades, tender offers, and other detailed company information.

Smaller companies may file voluntarily. You can access all EDGAR filings free of charge on the SEC website (www.sec.gov).

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Until the EDGAR systems is reengineered with a fuller and standard set of semantic tags strictly enforced by the SEC, it is a difficult technical process to extract information.
* In fiscal year 1991, the federal government will spend $51.5 million to maintain the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR system, the nation's most comprehensive corporate disclosure database and one of the key sources of reliable information on a company's assets, debt, stock, and long-term plans.
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District Court for the Southern District of New York sentenced Robert Murray, a defendant in a pending SEC litigation, to two years imprisonment in connection with a scheme to manipulate Fitbit securities through false filings on the SEC's EDGAR system. Murray pled guilty on November 7, 2017.
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Securities and Exchange Commission via the Edgar system. Given these risks and uncertainties, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and no assurances can be given that such statements will be achieved.
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Prior to XBRL conversion, the SEC required all large accelerated issuers to file their annual 10-K reports, using the EDGAR system, within 60 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by the reports.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board released staff questions and answers related to attest engagements regarding XBRI, (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) data furnished under the Securities and Exchange Commission's XBRL Voluntary Financial Reporting Program on the EDGAR system. The questions and answers provide guidance for auditors who are engaged to report on whether the XBRL data accurately reflects the corresponding information in the official EDGAR filings.
Tagging provides greater context to data through standard definitions that turn text-based information, such as the filings currently contained in the Commission's EDGAR system, into documents that can be retrieved, searched and analyzed through automated means.