Where to Find SEC Filings

Publicly traded domestic and foreign companies must submit SEC filings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Author: Himanshu Singh
Himanshu Singh
Himanshu Singh
Investment Banking | Private Equity

Prior to joining UBS as an Investment Banker, Himanshu worked as an Investment Associate for Exin Capital Partners Limited, participating in all aspects of the investment process, including identifying new investment opportunities, detailed due diligence, financial modeling & LBO valuation and presenting investment recommendations internally.

Himanshu holds an MBA in Finance from the Indian Institute of Management and a Bachelor of Engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology.

Reviewed By: Sid Arora
Sid Arora
Sid Arora
Investment Banking | Hedge Fund | Private Equity

Currently an investment analyst focused on the TMT sector at 1818 Partners (a New York Based Hedge Fund), Sid previously worked in private equity at BV Investment Partners and BBH Capital Partners and prior to that in investment banking at UBS.

Sid holds a BS from The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon.

Last Updated:November 17, 2023

Where To Find US SEC Filings?

Publicly traded domestic and foreign companies must submit SEC filings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The filings are accessible in the SEC’s EDGAR database and freely available to the public. 


The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system allows investors to research a company’s financial and operational information quickly.

To use the EDGAR system effectively, you should know which categories of information appear in the various SEC documents and the best search methods. 

Investors generally use the Companies & Other filter searches. While browsing on this page, search the company name as recorded on SEC filings instead of its common name. 

For example, when searching for HP SEC filings, search “Hewlett-Packard” instead of “HP”. 

In the absence of the company name, use the advanced search for more search options. Under this option, find filings by file number, state, country, and industry category (SIC code).

All foreign and domestic companies must file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR). Anyone can access and download this information for free.

Here you'll find links to a complete list of filings available and instructions for searching the EDGAR database.

Access the search function here.

Where To Find US SEC Filings FAQs

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