Morningstar Launches StockInvestor(SM) App for iPad®, Providing Mobile Access to Exclusive Investment Strategies and Select

Morningstar Launches StockInvestor(SM) App for iPad®, Providing Mobile Access
    to Exclusive Investment Strategies and Select Stock Research and Data

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Morningstar, Inc., (NASDAQ: MORN), a
leading provider of independent investment research, today announced the
launch of Morningstar® StockInvestor^SM App for iPad®, a mobile, interactive
version of its popular newsletter for equity investors, now available from the
Newsstand on the App Store^SM.

Morningstar StockInvestor features exclusive recommendations and market
insights—focused on companies with established competitive advantages that are
trading at a discount—from Morningstar's chief equities strategist and editor
Paul Larson. The new app connects the publication's actionable investment
strategies to current stock data and selected analyst reports. Readers can
simply tap a stock name or symbol with their finger anywhere in the app to
pull up the stock's latest research data and better support an investing
decision. 

"StockInvestor for iPad helps investors access our market-tested investing
ideas, thought-provoking articles, and timely stock data in an entirely new
way," Mike Barad, director of mobile strategy for Morningstar, said. "By
adding the interactive elements of the iPad, StockInvestor subscribers now
have on-the-go access to expert ideas that can be implemented in their own
portfolios."

Other features of the app combine the newsletter's strategic commentary and
wide-moat investing concepts — which help forecast how likely a company is to
keep competitors at bay for an extended period—with the dynamic user
experience of the iPad. Readers can bookmark and organize their favorite
articles, flip through equity charts, graphs and tables, receive timely alerts
of trades in Morningstar's Tortoise and Hare real-money model portfolios, and
access full Morningstar analyst reports for the stocks in those portfolios as
well as Larson's custom wide-moat stock watchlist. Readers can quickly share
articles via Facebook and Twitter. The app also contains an issue archive
searchable by topic, stock ticker, or company name. Tapping the alerts icon at
the bottom of the screen pulls up a summary of any new updates, trades, or
alerts posted since the reader last logged into the app.

Additionally, a free digital investing guidebook, Buying Core Stocks the
Morningstar StockInvestor Way, comes with every app download to provide an
inside glimpse at how Morningstar analysts value a stock.

The StockInvestor App for iPad is available for free from the Newsstand
section on the App Store on iPad or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.Current
subscribers to StockInvestor can access the iPad edition for free.
Non-newsletter subscribers can take advantage of a 30-day free trial and
purchase a monthly subscription for $9.99 through In-App Purchase.

More information about StockInvestor for iPad is here:
http://msi.morningstar.com/mobile.aspx.

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.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple
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of Apple Inc.

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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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