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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
A document required by the SEC to announce certain significant changes in a public company, such as a merger or acquisition, a name or address change, bankruptcy, change of auditors, or any other information which a potential investor ought to know about.
A form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by public companies to disclose a material event that might affect its financial situation. An 8-K might be filed when the chief executive resigns or some other unusual matter arises that could have an impact on the price of the company''s stock.
The form required by the SEC when a publicly held company incurs any event that might affect its financial situation or the share value of its stock.