Form 3

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Form 3'

A document that must be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by an insider affiliated with a public company's operation or by any investor owning 10% or more of the company's outstanding shares.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Form 3'

This document must be filed with the SEC no later than 10 days after an insider becomes affiliated with a company, and it must be filed for each company in which a person is an insider, regardless of whether or not the insider has an equity position in the company at that time.

RELATED TERMS
  1. SEC Form 10-KT405

    An obsolete Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) form that ...
  2. SEC Form 10-K405

    A form used by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prior ...
  3. Securities And Exchange Commission ...

    A government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities ...
  4. Insider

    A director or senior officer of a company, as well as any person ...
  5. Form 5

    A document that must be filed with the Securities and Exchange ...
  6. Insider Trading

    The buying or selling of a security by someone who has access ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What are some of the major regulatory agencies responsible for overseeing financial ...

    There are a number of agencies assigned to regulate and oversee financial institutions and financial markets, including the ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How did the Dodd-Frank Act change whistleblower protection and processes?

    In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act strengthened and expanded the existing whistleblower program promulgated by the Sarbanes-Oxley ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What are the pros and cons of holding a non-controlling interest in a company?

    Most investors hold a non-controlling interest – also known as a minority interest – of the companies in which they own shares. ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What is the difference between shares outstanding and floating stock?

    Shares outstanding and floating stock are different measures of the shares of a particular stock. Shares outstanding is the ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. Which federal regulatory agencies approved and are now responsible for enforcing ...

    Five federal regulatory agencies approved and are jointly responsible for enforcing the Volcker rule. These agencies include ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What's the difference between investment banks and commercial banks?

    Investment banking and commercial banking are two divisions of the banking industry that provide substantially different ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know

    The forms companies are required to file provide a clear view of their histories and progress.
  2. Markets

    What Investors Can Learn From Insider Trading

    Some insider trading is actually legal - and can be extremely telling for investors.
  3. Investing Basics

    Policing The Securities Market: An Overview Of The SEC

    Find out how this regulatory body protects the rights of investors.
  4. Options & Futures

    Keeping An Eye On The Activities Of Insiders And Institutions

    These transactions reveal much about a stock. We go over what to consider and where to find it.
  5. Entrepreneurship

    Employment Negotiations: What To Ask For & How

    Improving their first offer: What you should know
  6. Investing Basics

    Explaining the Volcker Rule

    The Volcker Rule prevents commercial banks from engaging in high-risk, speculative trading for their own accounts.
  7. Investing Basics

    What is a Private Company?

    A private company is any corporation that does not have shares publicly traded in the equity markets.
  8. Investing Basics

    The 5 Worst Financial Advisor Scammers of All Time

    A look back at history's five worst financial scams.
  9. Fundamental Analysis

    Can Japan's Stewardship Code Turn Passive Funds Into Active Managers?

    Institutional investors in Japan have been criticized for being too cozy with corporates. Can a code force them to focus on the needs of beneficiaries?
  10. Entrepreneurship

    How To Talk To Headhunters

    8 tips on forging a fruitful relationship with an executive recruiter.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Multicurrency Note Facility

    A credit facility that finances short- to medium-term Euro notes. Multicurrency note facilities are denominated in many currencies. ...
  2. National Currency

    The currency or legal tender issued by a nation's central bank or monetary authority. The national currency of a nation is ...
  3. Treasury Yield

    The return on investment, expressed as a percentage, on the debt obligations of the U.S. government. Treasuries are considered ...
  4. Bund

    A bond issued by Germany's federal government, or the German word for "bond." Bunds are the German equivalent of U.S. Treasury ...
  5. European Central Bank - ECB

    The central bank responsible for the monetary system of the European Union (EU) and the euro currency. The bank was formed ...
  6. Quantitative Easing

    An unconventional monetary policy in which a central bank purchases private sector financial assets in order to lower interest ...
Trading Center
×

You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!