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edgar: an R package for the U.S. SEC EDGAR retrieval and parsing of corporate filings

Lonare, Gunratan, Patil, Bharat and Raut, Nilesh (2021) edgar: an R package for the U.S. SEC EDGAR retrieval and parsing of corporate filings. SoftwareX, 16. ISSN 2352-7110

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.softx.2021.100865


This paper introduces the R package edgar to download and analyze the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) mandatory public disclosures in the United States. Corporations in the U.S. submit their periodic reports, registration statements, and financial reports electronically to the SEC. The SEC makes these reports publicly accessible to everyone through the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR). As financial reporting is one of the most crucial aspects of the financial system, efficient retrieval of EDGAR filings becomes imperative for analysts and researchers. We summarize the implementation of edgar package that facilitates downloading, parsing, searching, and sentiment analysis of corporate reports.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: Methodology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2021 10:30
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2024 21:30

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