Morningstar Providing Data for Bing Finance App on Windows 8

         Morningstar Providing Data for Bing Finance App on Windows 8

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a
leading provider of independent investment research, today announced it has
been selected to provide investment data for the Bing Finance app on Windows
8. 

The Bing Finance app allows users to follow global market indices and currency
data and create a watchlist of their favorite stocks backed by Morningstar
data, directly from the Start screen of Windows 8. In addition, investors can
use the "Movers" panel within the app to track the day's top gaining, losing,
and most-active stocks. Clicking on an index or stock brings up performance
charts and deeper data.

"We are tremendously honored that Microsoft selected Morningstar to provide
the investment data for Windows 8," said Kunal Kapoor, president, data
division, for Morningstar. "The prominence of the Bing Finance app in Windows
8 combined with our independent data will allow millions of investors access
to information that will help them meet their financial goals."

For individual equities, Windows 8 users will be able to access a wide variety
of Morningstar stock data through the Bing Finance app in 107 languages, from
top-line general measures like market cap, trading volume, price range, and
competitors; to more granular data such as debt-to-equity ratio, forward
price-to-earnings ratio, and return on assets. Investors can also pull up
detailed charts showing revenue, profit, and cash reserve statistics. It also
includes a table with the most-active mutual funds trading in each security,
including the renowned Morningstar Rating for each fund listed. Users can sign
up for Premium content from Morningstar.com, the company's individual investor
website, which provides analysis of a stock through a link at the bottom of
each Bing Finance stock page.

The Bing Finance app comes pre-loaded on Windows 8 and enables users to pin an
individual security or index to their Start screen that is dynamically
updated.

About Morningstar, Inc.
Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in
North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The company offers an extensive
line of products and services for individuals, financial advisors, and
institutions. Morningstar provides data on more than 385,000 investment
offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with
real-time global market data on more than 8 million equities, indexes,
futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign
exchange and Treasury markets. Morningstar also offers investment management
services through its registered investment advisor subsidiaries and has
approximately $195 billion in assets under advisement and management as of
Sept. 30, 2012. The company has operations in 27 countries.

©2012 Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Media Contact:
Shawn Malayter 312-696-6050, shawn.malayter@morningstar.com

SOURCE Morningstar, Inc.

Website: http://www.morningstar.com
 
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