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ChandruEDGAR, the Electronic Data-Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly referred to as the SEC, is the United States governing body which has primary responsibility for overseeing the regulation of the securities industry. ...

Not all SEC filings by public companies are available on EDGAR. Companies were phased in to EDGAR filing over a three-year period, ending 6 May 1996. As of that date, all public domestic companies were required to make their filings on EDGAR, except for filings made in paper because of a hardship exemption. Third-party filings with respect to these companies, such as tender offers and Schedule 13D filings, are also filed on EDGAR. An SEC filing is financial statement or other formal document submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). ... Literally a public company is a company owned by the public. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Tender offer is a term typically used in corporate finance to mean a public, open offer by an entity to buy stock from the existing stockholders of a publicly traded corporation under specific terms in effect for a specific period. ... A form that must be filed with the Securities Exchange Commission under Rule 13D when a person or group acquiring more than 5% of any class of a companys shares to disclose this information within 10 days of the transaction. ...

The vast majority of documents are now filed electronically and are available via EDGAR. As of 4 November 2002, the SEC required all foreign companies and foreign governments to file their documents on EDGAR. Prior to that time, electronic filing by foreign companies also was voluntary. is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

It should also be noted that the actual annual report to shareholders (except in the case of mutual fund companies) need not be submitted on EDGAR, although some companies do so voluntarily. However, the annual report on Form 10-K or Form 10-KSB, which contains much of the same information, is required to be filed on EDGAR. An annual report is a document which a company presents at its Annual General Meeting for approval by its shareholders. ... This article deals with U.S. mutual funds. ... A Form 10-K is an annual report required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), that gives a comprehensive summary of a public companys performance. ...

See also

A Central Index Key or CIK number is a number given to a security by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. ... The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (in Dutch:Milieu en Natuur Planbureau; MNP) is a Dutch research institution whose main function is to advise the Dutch government on environmental issues. ...

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EDGAR Online - Fast, accurate SEC company financial information and analytical tools. (717 words)
EDGAR Online is a leading provider of value-added business and financial information on global companies to financial, corporate and advisory professionals.
EDGAR Online also announced that it has surpassed its existing record for processing speed and is now making some filings available in the XBRL format in as little as 15 minutes after companies release their information to the SEC and delivers all companies in 6 hours on average.
EDGAR Online, Inc. (Nasdaq: EDGR), today announced that revenue increased approximately 4% to $4.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2007, compared to $4.2 million for the same quarter last year.
History of the Monarchy > The Anglo-Saxon kings > Edgar (258 words)
Edgar, king in Mercia and the Danelaw from 957, succeeded his brother as king of the English on Edwy's death in 959.
Edgar's late coronation in 973 at Bath was the first to be recorded in some detail; his queen Aelfthryth was the first consort to be crowned queen of England.
Edgar was the patron of a great monastic revival which owed much to his association with Archbishop Dunstan.
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