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Extra hours at the Friday night dump…

We’re guessing that the more industrious (or perhaps we should type craziest) readers of the site have already partaken in Black Friday festivities. After all, a wide range of stores including Best Buy (BBY), Kohl’s (KSS) and the Old Navy unit of Gap Stores (GPS) opened their doors at midnight.

But here at footnoted, we’re manning the filings because despite all the Black Friday hoopla, and despite the fact that markets are closing early today, it’s a regular day in the land of Edgar. Which, as regular readers know, means that we can expect an extended session of the Friday Night Dump (hence, the extra large image).

On a typical Friday, companies dump their juiciest stuff in the 90 minutes between the time markets close at 4 pm and 5:30 pm when the SEC stops accepting most filings for the day. But since markets are closing at 1 pm today, the dump is open an extra three hours! Woo-hoo!

So far, the stream of filings has been pretty slow today. But we’re going to take a wild guess that the pace will pick up pretty dramatically shortly after 1 pm today.

As something of a professional shopper (perhaps haggler is a better word), I won’t be going near a store today. Like New Year’s Eve, there’s simply too many amateurs out there. Besides trolling the Friday night dump will undoubtedly be a lot more entertaining. Of course, we’ll be posting our most actionable finds over on footnotedPro. And, as we usually do on Friday nights, we’ll post some of the more entertaining finds on Twitter. Happy hunting!

Image source: St. Louis County, Minnesota