SEC Form 10-12B

AAA

DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 10-12B'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also known as the Initial General Form for Registration of Securities, required when a public company issues a new class of stock through a spin-off. SEC Form 10-12B contains information about the original shares issued, the new shares affected and information about how and on which exchange the new shares will trade.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'SEC Form 10-12B'

Spin-offs often leave many investors scratching their heads and wondering what exactly this new company does. Thankfully, SEC Form 10-12B usually contains a substantial information letter or "narrative" that outlines the reason for the spin-off, the potential strengths and weaknesses of the new company and the outlooks for new companies industry.

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

RELATED TERMS
  1. SEC Form F-6EF

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also ...
  2. SEC Form 10-12G

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also ...
  3. Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis ...

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

    A formal legal document, which is required by and filed with ...
  5. Securities And Exchange Commission ...

    A government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities ...
  6. Small Cap

    Refers to stocks with a relatively small market capitalization. ...
Related Articles
  1. Understanding Small- And Big-Cap Stocks
    Markets

    Understanding Small- And Big-Cap Stocks

  2. Small Cap Research Can Have A Big Impact
    Investing Basics

    Small Cap Research Can Have A Big Impact

  3. SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know
    Investing Basics

    SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know

  4. The Lowdown On Penny Stocks
    Investing Basics

    The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Effective Annual Interest Rate

    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following: ...
  2. Debit Spread

    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option ...
  3. Odious Debt

    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious ...
  4. Takeover

    A corporate action where an acquiring company makes a bid for an acquiree. If the target company is publicly traded, the ...
  5. Harvest Strategy

    A strategy in which investment in a particular line of business is reduced or eliminated because the revenue brought in by ...
  6. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
Trading Center