EDGAR Definition

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EDGAR is Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval. EDGAR is an electronic system developed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). EDGAR permits companies to electronically file documents required for securities offerings and ongoing disclosure obligations with the SEC. EDGAR became fully operational mid-1995.

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SEGMENT REVENUE is revenue, including intersegment revenue, which is directly attributable or reasonably allocable to a segment. Includes interest and dividend income and related securities gains only if the segment is a financial segment (bank, insurance company, etc.).

PURCHASE REQUISITION is a written request for goods to be purchased. It is usually prepared by a department head or manager and sent to a firms purchasing department.

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