Monday January 18, 12:45 pm Eastern
Company Press Release
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition Announces
Expansion of Information for U.K. and Other Markets Around the
Stock-Chart Feature Provides Important Perspective On U.K.
Companies; Additional Stock-Market Data Added for London, Toronto
and Hong Kong Exchanges
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 1999-- The Wall Street
Journal Interactive Edition (http://wsj.com)
today announced the addition of advanced stock charts for more
than 4,000 U.K. companies and stock quotes for issues traded on
the London, Hong Kong and Toronto exchanges.
Using the Interactive Journal's popular Briefing Book
corporate reports feature, subscribers can now easily compare a
U.K. stock to other stocks and major indexes. Subscribers can
also apply the most popular technical indicators, P/E ratios,
dividend yields and other tools to gather instant analysis on a
company's performance. These stock charts, which are provided by
BigCharts Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota, are also available for
U.S. and Canadian companies.
``The Interactive Journal has always provided critical insight
into the U.K. market with coverage from The Wall Street Journal,
The Wall Street Journal Europe, the Dow Jones Newswires and our
own newsroom,'' said Neil F. Budde, vice president and editor of
the Interactive Journal. ``Now we can further meet the needs of
subscribers by enabling them to quickly and accurately analyze
performance of United Kingdom companies - with just a couple of
In addition, subscribers can now access closing stock prices
for issues traded on the London, Hong Kong and Toronto exchanges.
``These enhancements represent our continuing commitment to
providing subscribers with new and powerful ways to assess global
investment and business opportunities,'' said Tom Baker, vice
president and general manager for the Interactive Journal. ``We
also know this is information that's relevant to a substantial
percentage of our subscribers - nearly one-quarter of U.S.
subscribers to the Interactive Journal traveled outside the
country for business last year and our non-U.S. subscriptions
continue to climb.''
Subscriptions from countries besides the U.S. comprise more
than 10% of the Interactive Journal's total subscription base.
The U.K. represents the fastest-growing subscriber segment
outside the U.S., increasing 50% in the last 12 months.
More internationally focused enhancements are planned for
later this month, when the Interactive Journal will beta test new
portfolio features that will enable subscribers to include issues
traded in London, Toronto and Hong Kong in their portfolios as
well as currencies and indexes from around the world.
Interactive Journal subscribers can also gather more news and
information focused on the U.K. and other European markets. Some
of these features include:
- Stock market round-ups: The Interactive Journal provides
concise summaries of major market activity around the
world. The U.K. stock market round-up helps subscribers
stay informed about trading activity - as well as the
news behind the activity. A market fact sheet for Britain
is also available. News and fact sheets are also
available for nine other European countries, including
France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium.
- Closing share prices: Prices for the top issues on the
London Stock Exchange as well as closing prices for other
major European exchanges.
- Up-to-the-minute U.K. business and market news plus the
day's top European news from The Wall Street Journal
- Additional information is available on the European
version of the Interactive Journal's home page at http://wsje.com.
About The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
Introduced in April 1996, The Wall Street Journal Interactive
Edition features continuously updated coverage of the full
spectrum of business news both in the U.S. and around the world,
prepared by a dedicated news staff, supported by the global
resources of The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.
Subscribers have access to more than 10,000 in-depth background
reports on companies, an archive of news articles, and personal
news and stock portfolios. Subscribers can also search the vast
Dow Jones Publications Library, featuring current and past
articles from 6,000 newspapers, magazines and business-news
sources. The Interactive Journal has paid circulation of more
than 265,000 subscribers. Subscriptions cost $59 annually or $29
per year for subscribers of any print edition of the Journal or
About Dow Jones
In addition to The Wall Street Journal and its international
and interactive editions, Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ - news) publishes Barron's and SmartMoney
magazines and other periodicals, Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones
Indexes, Dow Jones Interactive and the Ottaway group of community
Dow Jones is co-owner of the CNBC television operations in
Asia and Europe, and also provides news content to CNBC in the
About BigCharts, Inc.
BigCharts Inc. designs, produces and markets interactive
online financial charting solutions serving the needs of
individual investors and financial institutions. BigCharts can be
accessed on the Internet at http://www.BigCharts.com.
Dow Jones Interactive Publishing