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Download SEC filings from the EDGAR database using Python.

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sec-edgar-downloader is a Python package for downloading company filings from the SEC EDGAR database. Searches can be conducted either by stock ticker or Central Index Key (CIK). You can use the SEC CIK lookup tool if you cannot find an appropriate ticker.

Quick Start


Install and update this package using pip or pipenv:

$ pip install -U sec-edgar-downloader

Example Usage

from sec_edgar_downloader import Downloader

# Initialize a downloader instance.
# If no argument is passed to the constructor, the package
# will attempt to locate the user's downloads folder.
dl = Downloader("/path/to/valid/save/location")

# Get all 8-K filings for Apple (ticker: AAPL)
dl.get("8-K", "AAPL")

# Get all 8-K filings for Apple, including filing amends (8-K/A)
dl.get("8-K", "AAPL", include_amends=True)

# Get all 8-K filings for Apple after January 1, 2017 and before March 25, 2017
# Note: before_date and after_date strings must be in the form "YYYYMMDD"
dl.get("8-K", "AAPL", after_date="20170101", before_date="20170325")

# Get the five most recent 8-K filings for Apple
dl.get("8-K", "AAPL", 5)

# Get all 10-K filings for Microsoft (ticker: MSFT)
dl.get("10-K", "MSFT")

# Get the latest 10-K filing for Microsoft
dl.get("10-K", "MSFT", 1)

# Get the latest 10KSB filing for Ubiquitech Software
dl.get("10KSB", "0001411460", 1)

# Get all 10-Q filings for Visa (ticker: V)
dl.get("10-Q", "V")

# Get all 13F-NT filings for the Vanguard Group (CIK: 0000102909)
dl.get("13F-NT", "0000102909")

# Get all 13F-HR filings for the Vanguard Group
dl.get("13F-HR", "0000102909")

# Get all SC 13G filings for Apple
dl.get("SC 13G", "AAPL")

# Get all SD filings for Apple
dl.get("SD", "AAPL")

# Get the latest supported filings, if available, for Apple
for filing_type in dl.supported_filings:
    dl.get(filing_type, "AAPL", 1)

# Get the latest supported filings, if available, for a
# specified list of tickers and CIKs
symbols = ["AAPL", "MSFT", "0000102909", "V", "FB"]
for s in symbols:
    for filing_type in dl.supported_filings:
        dl.get(filing_type, s, 1)

Supported SEC Filings

  • 4
  • 8-K
  • 10-K
  • 10KSB
  • 10-Q
  • 13F-NT and 13F-HR
  • 20-F
  • SC 13G
  • SD
  • S-1
  • DEF 14A

You can learn more about the different types of SEC filings here.


If you encounter a bug or would like to see a new company filing or feature added to sec-edgar-downloader, please file an issue or submit a pull request.


For full documentation, please visit

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