NEW YORK - Real-time prices on securities from the Mexican, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro stock exchanges are now carried electronically on Telekurs North America Ticker Service.
All equities, indexes and government and corporate bonds traded on the Mexican Stock Exchange are available on Ticker. Equities, indexes, options and futures from equity and futures exchanges in Sao Paulo and Rio also are available.
Telekurs provides same-day data from exchanges in Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
For further information, contact Donna Lamb at (212) 487-2713.
ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. - StyleAdvisor, the style analyzer and performance analysis software of Zephyr Associates Inc., Zephyr Cove, Nev., has several new users.
They include: Deere & Co., Moline, Ill.; Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., New York; Neuberger & Berman, New York; Intel Corp., Santa Clara, Calif.; and Smith Barney Consulting Group, Wilmington, Del.
StyleAdvisor has a new version, 4.1, that permits users to select from 19 different currency rates. For further information, call (702) 588-0654.
MALVERN, Pa. - CNA Insurance has chosen Premier Solutions Ltd.'s MAXIMIS asset management system to support its investment accounting operations and investment reporting requirements.
Dan Fitzgerald, director-asset management systems at CNA, said "MAXIMIS provides CNA with a solid foundation for our investment accounting environment."
For further information, contact Douglas S. Clauson at (610) 251-6622.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Origins, from Hub Data, Cambridge, is now offering data from The Asset Backed Securities Group, The Bond Buyer and Muller Data.
With the new offerings, Hub Data officials are saying they are the only data supplier to provide prices from multiple sources.
Origins' total number of data suppliers is now eight. Origins has been supplying data from Merrill Lynch Securities Pricing, Kenny S&P, First Data, BARRA and Merrill Lynch CMO Passport Group.
In January, Asset Backed Securities Group began supplying Origins its prices for collateralized mortgage obligations and adjustable-rate mortgages. Muller is a provider of municipal pricing services.
Origins has 145 clients. For further information, contact Bob Huebscher at (617) 864-3700.
BERKELEY, Calif. - BARRA Inc. has reported fourth-quarter record revenue. Revenue rose to $13.8 million in the fourth quarter of 1994, from $11.5 million the previous year. The company reported earnings of 15 cents per share in the fourth quarter, a 25% increase from the previous fourth quarter.
The increase in revenue was the result of growth in subscriptions and related business. The strongest growth came from sales in the European and Asian markets.
BARRA officials said the company continues to expense the start-up costs for its subsidiary Symphony Asset Management. The additional costs totaled approximately $525,000 for the quarter and $2.2 million for fiscal 1995.
BOSTON - First Call Corp. said Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., New York, has agreed to provide its research reports exclusively to First Call RESEARCH DIRECT.
RESEARCH DIRECT electronically delivers full-text equity research reports directly from broker research firms to institutional firms in real-time.
"We joined First Call RESEARCH DIRECT in an effort to service our institutional clients who are increasingly requesting real-time delivery of our research," said Lawrence Goldstein, associate director of research at Brown Brothers Harriman.
First Call's North American RTEE database, Global Earnings Estimate and Consensus Estimate Sanpshot databases are now available on NewsWare Inc.'s NewsWatch.
NewsWatch is an advanced news and data distribution, processing and presentation service. It consolidates and commingles stories from more than 40 news sources, worldwide financial exchanges and 15 third-party databases into a high-speed electronic feed.
First Call's RTEE features current and previous estimates, buy-sell-hold recommendations and other items. Global Earnings Estimates is updated estimates from more than 300 international brokerage firms.
Consensus Estimate Snapshot provides a quick overview of two quarters and two fiscal years of First Call consensus estimate data and results from a company's last reporter quarter. Data items include expected report dates, 30-day revision momentum, consensus recommendations, secular growth rates and earnings surprise data.
For information, contact Brian Fitzpatrick of NewsWare at (212) 509-9700.