Government Filings Search

This page enables you to search the EDGAR government filings either by company information or by date or both.

Three links are available in the page to help you specify the criteria to be used in the search. The EDGAR Definitions and EDGAR Filing Types links display pages that give definitions of names used for filings and abbreviations used in them. The SEC CIK Database link displays the page on the Securities and Exchange Commission Web site where you can search for the Central Index Key of a company.

You can also request that e-mail messages be sent to you by EDGAR when new filings for selected companies are added. Choose the Email Alerts link on this page to maintain the list of companies for which you wish to receive alerts. See Government Filings Email Alerts for more information on this.

To search for Government Filings

1.     If necessary, choose Reset to clear any previous settings that may have been made.

2.     To search by Company Name, Ticker or Central Index Key, select the appropriate radio button and enter the text required.

3.     To search for text within EDGAR documents, enter the text in the Search Text edit box. Note: For advanced text searching capabilities see below.

4.     To search by date, select the appropriate radio button and, if necessary, enter the date(s) required in the edit boxes.

5.     To search for a particular EDGAR government filing type, select it from the drop down list or enter it into the edit box.

6.     When ready, choose the Search button to start the search for filings satisfying the criteria specified.
This will take you to be
Government Filings Search Results page.

EDGAR Text Searching

You can search for certain text within a specific company's filings by entering a Company Name, Ticker Symbol, or Central Index Key (CIK) along with the text search or you can search all EDGAR filings by just filling out the Search Text field in Section 1.

Text Search Operators

i.e. "Microsoft Windows"
Quotation Marks denote a 'close to' situation. Including words in quotation marks searches for occurrences of those words on the same line within a filing.

i.e. Microsoft Office Systems
You may also just enter a brand name or phrase without quotation marks.

* Asterisk - a *

i.e. bank *
In the example above the text search will look for all words that start with the letters "bank", and end with any of these common endings:
"able, ally, ality, ation, ed, ent, er, es, est, ible, iest, ility, ing, ingly, ion, ist, less, ly, ment, nent, n, or, s, tion". For the example above the search will find banks, banker, banking, banked, bankable within the filings.

AND operator - 'a' and 'b'

i.e. bankruptcy and merger = bankruptcy+merger
The AND operator will search both occurrences of 'a' and 'b' in each filing. This does not assure close proximity of these words, but will assure both words occurred at least once in the filings in the results.

NOT operator - 'a' not 'b'

i.e. Donald J Trump NOT Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc
The NOT operator will search for the occurrence of 'a' but will not include those filings which also include 'b'.

( ) Parenthesis - (a or b) and c

i.e. (merger or acquisition) and bankruptcy
The parenthesis denotes a group. A group will be searched before any other attached expressions. The results of the group will then be searched with the attached expressions then the results will be shown.

NEAR (C) - A near (C) B
A = First word
C = Number of words within
B = Second word

i.e. Letter near (2) credit
The NEAR operator will search for the occurrence of 'A' that are within 'C' words (on either side) of 'B'

Join (C) - A join (C) B
A = First word
C = Number of words after
B = Second Word

i.e. International join (1) Machines
The JOIN ( ) operator will search for all occurrences of 'B' that are within 'C' words after 'A'.

Note: You can use any combination of the above operators in your text search string.