San Mateo, California, October 11, 2010 - FirstRain, Inc., the leading market intelligence engine, announces the availability of the FirstRain Snapshot, a free application for the Seeking Alpha community, that provides up-to-the-minute intelligence on companies, markets and trends to help investors make the right investment decisions. FirstRain's powerful, institutional-grade technology has been developed working with the world's leading hedge funds and mutual funds, and is now available to retail investors and business professionals in many different industries and through a variety of platforms including Capital IQ, FactSet, Fidelity.com, Salesforce.com and Seeking Alpha.
"The FirstRain Snapshot shows investors the latest developments about companies in their portfolio or in their watch list, providing a multi-faceted, 360 degree view of a company and it's market to quickly identify investment risks and opportunities," said Penny Herscher, President and CEO of FirstRain, Inc. "By integrating our application into Seeking Alpha, we make it possible for investors to see the deep intelligence that matters, both for their stocks and their critical market segments, in just a few minutes a day."
With the FirstRain Snapshot, investors can access two types of dynamic intelligence briefings: on a Company or on an Industry Topic. The FirstRain Company Brief provides an investor what s/he needs to know about the developments impacting a company's market position in one place. It includes up-to-the-minute analysis of the company's top business lines, top competitors, hottest industry trends, key management changes, top executives and middle management, interesting SEC filings and analyst comments. FirstRain makes it quick and easy to comprehensively research the company's current status in its marketplace. FirstRain Industry Topic Brief gives the broader context and targeted intelligence for specific sectors and areas.
Members of the Seeking Alpha community can access the free FirstRain Snapshot application on the Seeking Alpha App Store at http://seekingalpha.com/store/app/87-firstrain-snapshot. Upgrade to the Professional Edition of FirstRain is also available and additionally includes personalized Intelligence Monitors that can be delivered via email or RSS, Management Turnover Charts and Analysis, Major Event Timelines, advanced filtering options and access to the full FirstRain market intelligence capabilities.
FirstRain analyzes and filters the most valuable information from the web about companies, management, markets and trends. FirstRain's technology quickly reveals actionable market intelligence that signal opportunities for sales, marketing, competitive intelligence, finance and investment management professionals. Partners include leading research platforms such as Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's), Code: Red, FactSet Research Systems, Fidelity.com, Mergent, and Wall Street On Demand. FirstRain is a privately held company headquartered in San Mateo, California, with additional offices in New York, and Gurgaon, India. For more information, please visit www.firstrain.com.
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