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Mergent-Business and Financial Information: Mergent Tip 3/SEC

Information on US and Foreign Companies, annual reports, recent news, Edgar access to corporate filings, key financial ratios and more.

SEC Filings

Mergent Online provides business and financial information for over 23,000 U.S. and international companies. 30 years of historical stock prices are available. SEC filings (real-time and archived to 1993) are included for the 10,000+ NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchange companies. Financials for 15 years are "as reported" and can be downloaded to spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Select private company reports are also available.

Annual reports, where available, begin with 1997 and will be archived. Fact sheets (updated quarterly) giving a company overview, ratios, and prospects are available for 2,000 U.S. companies. Recent news stories about a company are listed for 6 weeks.

Research the 15 largest institutional holders for U.S. companies as well as determine the aggregate institutional buyers and sellers. Access insider trading records of all share buys and sells by U.S. corporate officers and directors for the past three and six months.

In basic search mode, you may search by company name or ticker symbol. In advanced search mode, you may search for companies meeting specified criteria such as selected SIC code(s), geographical area(s), revenues, profits, specified words in descriptive text, and more.

SEC Filings

For effective searching of SEC filings chose the Government Filings tab shown circled here.
Then select the search parameters you wish.  For example- You could use AT&T for company name 
or "T" if you knew that was AT&T's ticker symbol.Chose date parameters is needed
and the text string you are looking for.