NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vintage, the capital markets, corporate services and institutional & fund services division of PR Newswire, have posted the results of the third question from its 2016 edition of the Shareholder Confidence 365 Study.
Question #3: When researching new stock investment opportunities, do you visit the IR websites of those companies?
From a simple marketing perspective, an investor relations website is not dissimilar to a trade show booth. You never know when a prospect is going to walk by and make a purely visceral judgment. In the case of an institutional investor, it must be a surface-level, emotional "kicking-of-the-tires" as they already have access to all your past performance data as well as in-depth analysts' reports. They want to understand how you represent your "financial brand."
Combine this information with the first question in our study, and there is no question about the need to have an IR website to build confidence with Wall Street.
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Verbatim comments from investors include:
- "If I am looking for some extra info and the 'feel' of the company."
- "If I want to see any new news or latest quarterly reports, and I can't find it at another website."
- "Only to download specific materials, i.e. annual report."
- "With small companies, it can be telling to see both the professionalism of their website, and specifically how they present themselves vs. what can be known from objective sources."
Vintage, a PR Newswire division, is a top-three provider of full-service regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services, delivered across our three practice areas: Capital Markets, Corporate Services and Institutional & Fund Services. Founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007, Vintage has evolved to become the industry's intelligent value choice. We deliver a flexible balance of people, facilities and technology to ensure that regulatory compliance and shareholder communications processes are efficient, transparent and painless. Services include IPO registrations, transactions, virtual data rooms, EDGAR & XBRL filing, typesetting, financial printing and investor relations websites.
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Bradley H. Smith
Director of Marketing, IR and Compliance Services
PR Newswire & Vintage