By Dominic Jones on January 11, 2011
IN MANY ways, the annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference held each January in San Francisco is a barometer on the state of investor interest in the healthcare sector.
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on December 27, 2010
THE 90’s brought us faster computers, high-speed Internet access and online retail trading, all of which contributed to an increased awareness of the disparity between market information available to professional and retail investors.
By David Brickell on November 23, 2010
A TEAM of German researchers from Goethe University Frankfurt have published a study that finds evidence to suggest that corporate executives are sharing material, non-public information in private earnings calls and conferences with select groups of invited analysts.
By Dominic Jones on September 21, 2010
WITH the third-quarter earnings season fast approaching now is the time to begin planning an advisory release process for your next earnings announcement.
By Dominic Jones on August 17, 2010
MORE than four in ten of the most actively traded US-listed international companies – including well-known firms like Alcatel-Lucent, Vodafone, Barclays and Petrobras – are not using paid PR wires to distribute their earnings releases and other disclosure information.
By Dominic Jones on August 4, 2010
NOW that we’ve shown that PR wire services can’t guarantee simultaneous access to disclosure information for all investors, let’s look at why it matters and what you can do to treat all shareholders fairly.
By Dominic Jones on August 3, 2010
A SIMPLE analysis of 100 company news releases shows that the average delay between when PR wire services release the information to Wall Street and when most non-professional investors actually have access to it on Yahoo! Finance is just over 83 seconds.
By Dominic Jones on July 26, 2010
NOKIA Corporation (NYSE: NOK) last week became the latest company to use the advisory news release process that IR Web Report has long urged companies to adopt for disclosure information.
By Dominic Jones on July 19, 2010
WHEN Internet giant Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) reported its second-quarter 2010 earnings last week it did so without using a paid PR wire service – a controversial move that some predicted would create challenges for the disclosure ecosystem.
By Dominic Jones on July 13, 2010
EXPEDIA, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) is one US company that has for several quarters used an advisory release process for its quarterly earnings releases. The process has run smoothly and resulted in an increase in the number of investors accessing the results from the company’s website, which recently was upgraded to a new platform hosted by [...]
By Dominic Jones on July 7, 2010
ONE of the biggest benefits of using advisory releases rather than full-text ones is the potential for companies to attract more investors to their IR websites, where they can communicate more effectively and establish direct connections with their audiences. Increased traffic and recognition for a company’s investor relations website also contributes towards a site becoming [...]
By Dominic Jones on July 6, 2010
A GROWING number of US companies are cutting costs and driving more traffic to their investor relations websites by using PR wire services to distribute alerts and links instead of full-text press releases.
By Dominic Jones on June 24, 2010
ONE OF THE hottest topics of conversation in the US investor relations profession right now is using the web for disclosure and communications to investors. It was a dominant theme at the recent National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) annual conference in San Diego, and the discussion has continued in various trade publications and online forums.