By Pam Agnew on August 10, 2010
A STUDY group of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) tasked with providing practical guidance on using the web for corporate reporting has published discussion drafts of three guidance publications.
By Dominic Jones on July 29, 2010
COMPANIES that are early adopters of social media for corporate communications are increasingly using channels like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to deliver investor-related information, a new study has found.
By Dominic Jones on July 28, 2010
ALMOST six out of 10 respondents to the Australasian Investor Relations Association’s (AIRA) 2010 IR Benchmarking Survey say they see social media’s influence increasing, while one in five has acted on or responded to information found through social media.
By Pam Agnew on March 22, 2010
A SURVEY has found that financial websites and blogs are the top influences on U.S. individual investors, while those under age 40 are more heavily influenced by family, friends and work colleagues than are older investors.
By Dominic Jones on March 15, 2010
The Wall Street Journal writes about how hedge funds and proprietary traders are working to automate trading based on social media information and sentiment. Some traders use message boards, StockTwits and Google Insights to “get a handle on the buzz for stocks they are trading,” says the report. Meanwhile, StreamBase Systems Inc. provides tools to [...]
By Dominic Jones on March 3, 2010
A NEW survey sheds light on the growing independent investment advisor business in the United States and finds that these advisors have little interest in small-cap stocks and prefer large-cap international equities, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and large-cap domestic stocks.
By Dominic Jones on April 10, 2007
A SURVEY of more than 180 sell-side analysts has found that 77% say they prefer when companies provide earnings guidance, while almost 70% consider it a warning sign when companies stop providing forecasts. The survey, authored and conducted by Tony Rossi, senior vice president of Chicago-based IR firm Financial Relations Board, found the following: Do [...]
By Dominic Jones on January 30, 2007
SURVEYS are good fodder for news organizations and online publications like ours. I see a lot of them and I’d like to write about more of them, but there’s often some reason why I won’t use them. Perhaps it’s because surveys have become an overused marketing device or PR tactic designed to influence a target [...]
By Pam Agnew on January 8, 2007
THE Pew Internet & American Life Project has released results of a survey of how online American teens use social networking sites. The research was conducted by telephone from October 23 through November 19, 2006 among a national sample of 935 youths ages 12 to 17, according to a Pew news release. The survey found [...]
By Dominic Jones on October 27, 2006
COMPANYNEWS, a Paris-based newswire and IR services firm owned by the Euronext stock exchange, has published findings from their third study of European company investor relations websites. The study looked at 261 websites of companies in nine leading European indexes and evaluated each for their compliance with a list of criteria. While the study found [...]
By Dominic Jones on October 9, 2006
A PRIVATE-SECTOR task force has urged Canada’s securities regulators to scrap all print delivery requirements and move to a completely electronic system based on access equals delivery principles. Established by the Investment Dealers’ Association, a self-regulatory organization for the securities industry, the Task Force to Modernize Securities Legislation in Canada does not have any regulatory [...]
By Dominic Jones on September 21, 2006
AS A GROUP, big health care companies have the weakest overall performance when it comes to communicating with investors on the Web. The sector has the lowest average score out of the 10 sectors we track in our 134-point survey covering more than 525 of the world’s biggest companies. In the rankings we released yesterday, [...]
By Dominic Jones on September 16, 2006
By IR Web Report Staff THE best investor relations teams and best individual IROs across Europe have been announced by the Thomson Extel Survey and Real IR magazine. Voting ran from March to June 2006 and the response to the survey, primarily conducted online, reflects the contribution of over 2,000 professionals from 750 buy-side firms, [...]