Volume 8, Number 4 April 2000
IPOs online: featuring IPO Express
by Amelia Kassel
WEB WISE WAYS column discusses one of the hottest financial subjects
of the last few years, initial public offerings (IPOs). Describes
some related terms and acronyms, including NASDAQ (the National
Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system) and
the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), and what happens when a
company goes public. Explains that most of the public filings
required by the SEC are available through EDGAR (the Electronic Data
Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system), and tells where to look
for ones that cannot be located there. Mentions IPO databases,
including the free IPO Express from EDGAR-Online, with an
easy-to-use interface and an array of useful options. Offers a
sidebar (p58-59) that provides additional IPO resources, and a table
(p62-63) of the most widely used 1933 Act registration forms.
Includes seven screen displays and two sidebars.
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