This is a data-entry project which can either be done manually with a small team, or perhaps a clever programmer working individually can find a way to automate it. I don't care how it gets done, I just want the final result: In the attachment, there are two files: [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view] Your task is to update the file [url removed, login to view]: Replacing the NULL value in the CIK column, with the correct value. You may use the file [url removed, login to view] to help you, and also online sources such as [url removed, login to view], and edgar-online.com. Every company in the [url removed, login to view] has a CIK number, your job is to find it. The [url removed, login to view] file has 7,505 records, of which approximately 1,000 are already populated with the CIK, leaving 6,500 for you to find. The [url removed, login to view] contains actually all of the information necessary to complete this project, but manual data entry is required because of differences in spelling or legal variations of the company names. To check your work, use this site: [url removed, login to view] check procedure: enter the CIK into the site above, then navigate to the 10-K form, and scroll to Item 5... example for CIK 0000002098, it says: The Company's Common Stock is traded on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACU". So, there you go, the CIK for ACU is 0000002098. We require 99% accuracy, so, you can have up to 65 mistakes in the final uploaded file. The [url removed, login to view] site mentioned above will be the deciding factor for accuracy checking. The SEC site allows you to lookup the Symbol for a given CIK fairly easily, but does not support looking up the CIK for a given Symbol at all. That is why it is only useful for checking the accuracy. In your bid, please post your time estimate (number of days).
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
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