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Q: Stock Market ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Stock Market
Category: Business and Money > Economics
Asked by: mike123106-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 14 Apr 2005 07:22 PDT
Expires: 14 May 2005 07:22 PDT
Question ID: 509138
hi, i am relativly new to trading stocks. most of the stocks i have
looked at have lots of info like the number of shares out, market cap,
EPS, P/E ratio, Yield, but i have found a company "FEKY" (FaceKey
Technology - San Antonio TX)that does not have this info. I am
wondering why? Is it because the company is new? How could i find out
this info, and when will it be publicly available on the sites. Also a
brief defenition of EPS, P/E Ratio, yield, and any other stock market
terms would be helpful (i am new). thanks

here is url for FEKY
Subject: Re: Stock Market
Answered By: omnivorous-ga on 14 Apr 2005 08:08 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Mike123106 ?

The best authorities for financial data are probably the company?s own
website and the SEC Edgar website.

The company?s own Investor Relations page has no earnings reports or
annual reports for FEKY.PK (the .PK indicates a pink-sheet traded
stock) as yet:

?Investor Relations?

In a case like this, it?s best to write to the corporate secretary or
treasurer to request financial information such as quarterly reports;
annual reports; and dates for anticipated releases of financial data ?
and ask to be put on the mailing list if you believe that you?ll have
a continuing interest in the company.


As a new investor, you should also be aware of the SEC?s EDGAR
database, which holds all of the key documents for U.S.-registered
public companies.  Most companies file all reports electronically
these days and there are records of filings.  FaceKey did file a
registration statement last fall for a share offering, though the SEC
database indicates that it was a paper submission.  Here is the search
facility for EDGAR and you can enter FaceKey (or any other firm)

SEC EDGAR Search Facility

In cases where companies are not filing electronically, you can obtain
copies of the paper statements at the SEC regional offices, where
information is copied onto microfiche:

SEC Regional Offices


Rather than define financial terms for you, I?m going to suggest two
Merrill Lynch publications on finance and investing.  The best is a
document that they company has refined continually over the past 30
years and it includes definitions of all of the key financial ratios. 
You can download and print ?How to Read a Financial Report? here for

Merrill Lynch
?How to Read a Financial Report?

A newer publication (also linked on the Merrill Lynch page) is the
?Guide to Understanding Financial Reports,? which includes some
updated information on definitions of financial terms.  Accounting
standards are continually changing  on definitions of terms (even of
?sales?) and this newer guide updates that information.

Google search strategy:
FaceKey + IPO
FaceKey + ?investor relations?
Search of SEC EDGAR database

Best regards,


Request for Answer Clarification by mike123106-ga on 14 Apr 2005 08:18 PDT
what do you mean by "pink sheet" stock?

Clarification of Answer by omnivorous-ga on 14 Apr 2005 08:38 PDT
Mike123106 --

"Pink Sheet" stocks are public firms that aren't traded on the
national exchanges such as the NASDAQ, AMEX or NYSE.  It may be that
they don't trade actively enough (there can be some surprisingly large
firms for which this is the case) but most often it's because they
don't yet meet the capitalization requirements of the major exchanges.

Here's an excellent Investment FAQ on "Pink Sheets" and it has a
couple of good resources (linked) to track them:

Best regards,

mike123106-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $4.00
Thank you very much!! You have clarified so much for me! Thanks for
your research! Hopefully this tip will buy you a beer or something.

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