EDGAR Public Dissemination Service (PDS) System


DEFINITION of 'EDGAR Public Dissemination Service (PDS) System'

A privatized online service that provides the public with the ability to quickly download valid EDGAR filings submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The EDGAR PDS System has been operational since November 1998 and is operated by Keane Federal Systems, Inc. It enables subscribers to retrieve corporate filings such as registration statements and periodic reports in real time as they are submitted to the SEC.

BREAKING DOWN 'EDGAR Public Dissemination Service (PDS) System'

The EDGAR PDS System is a useful tool for filing agents, document retrieval companies and SEC-regulated companies that need quick and affordable access to SEC filings. Investors use the public information to formulate investment decisions and conduct fundamental analysis.

  1. Securities And Exchange Commission ...

    A government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities ...
  2. Annual Report

    1. An annual publication that public corporations must provide ...
  3. Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis ...

    The electronic filing system created by the Securities and Exchange ...
  4. SEC Fee

    A nominal fee that was created by the Securities Exchange Act ...
  5. System for Electronic Document ...

    The system used for electronically filing most securities information ...
  6. Accountant

    A professional who performs accounting functions such as audits ...
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