DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 10'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also known as the General Form for Registration of Securities. It is used to register a variety of securities for trading on U.S. exchanges. Information on SEC Form 10 includes the type and amount of security being issued, the financial information of the issuer, and any potential conflicts of interest that may exist. In addition to using this form for standard registration of securities, it can be used for accelerated and small business filings.

BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form 10'

SEC Form 10 is one of the most basic sources of information about a publicly traded security. Everyone from private investors to Wall Street analysts use a company's SEC Form 10 to gather the information needed to make investment decisions. The company's financial statements are of particular interest, especially for companies who have not previously issued other securities. Additionally, SEC Form 10 contains management's perspective on potential risks and opportunities facing their company.

Related Forms: SEC Form 10-12B, 10-12B/A, 10-12G, 10-12G/A

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