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CIK Lookup

The Central Index Key (CIK) is used on the SEC's computer systems to identify corporations and individual people who have filed disclosure with the SEC. You can use the CIK to search for company or fund filings on EDGAR.

To find a CIK for a company, fund, or individual type in as much of the company name as you know. For example: "Bank of" would find both "Bank of New York" and "Bank of Boston."


NOTE:  The name may be listed differently than you would expect. Examples:

  • the (fictitious) "John Smith" might be "Smith John"
  • "ABC Company" may well be abbreviated as "ABC CO"
    (with no period at the end)



  • The search will return as many as 100 records that match your keyword(s), but after that it will truncate (cut off) the list. If this happens, it means that you need to be more specific.
    Example:   If you wanted the CIK for "Putnam Global Growth Fund" and found your search truncated when you searched on

    then you might try searching on

    Putnam Global


  • Not all companies that offer stock for sale must file electronically: for example, certain small companies may be granted exemptions from regular SEC reporting.
  • Additional information about companies that file (such as the SIC code) is also available on the site.



Modified: 12/08/2009