EDGAR—The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system is a database system used by the SEC that requires all public companies and certain individuals to submit required, time-sensitive documents to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The database is a trove of information regarding public companies, their financials, quarterly filings, and more and the filings of their insiders when they buy and sell stock. The database is available online, to anyone with access to the Internet.
The EDGAR search page is available at https://www.sec.gov/edgar/search/. You can search by keyword, ticker symbol, company, or individual name. Boolean operators allow for searches where all words entered are required to be in the resulting documents, exact phrases matching, exclude terms, OR logic clauses, and wildcards. Any of these can be combined in a single search.
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