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Primark Releases Piranha Web, asiaSCORES.Com

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Primark Releases Piranha Web, asiaSCORES.Com

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Primark Corp. has announced the release of both PiranhaWeb (http://www.piranha, an Internet product for professionals who search, screen, and extract information from multiple databases, and, a site that provides information about insider buying and selling in Asia.


PiranhaWeb offers financial information, including company financials, earnings estimates, real-time market data, and stock quotes. According to the announcement, PiranhaWeb's state-of-the-art technology, advanced filtering, and powerful screening capabilities allow for easy manipulation in a variety of applications used by analysts, investors, and corporate planners.

PiranhaWeb allows users to search and screen across Primark's financial databases, including A-T Financial, I/B/E/S, Disclosure, and Worldscope. Data from other suppliers, such as Compustat, IDC, and SEC, can be used, retrieved, and manipulated in a number of formats. Users have access to over 250 reports and charts covering everything from peer comparisons to company fundamentals. PiranhaWeb also provides a Microsoft Excel add-in to seamlessly integrate the Web-derived data into Excel spreadsheets, allowing complex tracking and analysis to take place directly in Excel.

PiranhaWeb links to Primark's Global Access, the online research tool that offers financial information on U.S. and international companies and allows users access to over 5 million online, real-time documents such as historical filings, annual re ports, insider-trading activity, research reports, online articles, and more. According to the release, PiranhaWeb brings the depth of data and analytical power of Primark's traditional CD products to the Internet.

"Robust content coupled with superior functionality makes PiranhaWeb an attractive product for many market segments," said Robert Lemmond, executive vice president of Primark's Financial Information Division. "PiranhaWeb is the first Web-based product to combine this exceptional set of data sources with integrated Microsoft Excel functionality. This launch is the culmination of our efforts to supply our customers with the best and most advanced financial data and capabilities."

This new site is the second in a series of scoring Internet sites offered by Primark's business unit, ScoreLab, Inc. will initially concentrate on Hong Kong officers and directors, with Singaporean and Malaysian insider data soon to be added. In addition to a 7-year historical database and frequent updates, the site offers immediate alerts on insider buying and selling in Asia. The site is available in either English or Chinese.

"With the launch of asiaSCORES, we now offer investors evaluations and databases on both U.S. and Asian insider trading," said Joseph E. Kasputys, Primark's chairman and CEO. "asiaSCORES and insiderSCORES utilize the Internet and wireless delivery to provide investors with unique perspectives and actionable information."

In addition to giving global investors the initial exposure to Asian insider-trading information, also provides empirical tools that allow users to immediately put the latest trades into their proper historical contexts. …

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