In a ten-page paper (not including the title
and reference pages) research and discuss the SEC’s company filings
requirements. In your paper:
Describe how investors can use the Securities
and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) EDGAR database (Links
to an external site.)Links to an external site. to quickly research a
company’s financial information filed on Forms 10-K and 10-Q.
Identify the differences between the Annual
Report send to shareholders and the Annual Report on Form 10-K, which must be
filed with the SEC.
Describe the contents of:
Form 10-K SEC filings
Management Discussion and Analysis
Selected Financial Data
Discuss how the SEC”s requirement for domestic
and foreign companies using US GAAP to provide their financial statements in
the XBRL format can improve financial reporting?
Most publicly traded companies are examined by
numerous analysts. Find analysts’ ratings about a company of your choice by
visiting biz.yahoo.com/I. Provide a comparison over time and across companies
in the same industry by answering the following questions:
How many analysts rated the company?
What percentage rated it a strong buy?
What was the average rating for the week?
average rating improve or decline relative to the previous week?
It must include at least six scholarly sources.