Type of site
|Headquarters||New York City|
|Owner||Dow Jones & Company|
|Launched||October 30, 1997|
MarketWatch is a website that provides financial information, business news, analysis, and stock market data. Along with The Wall Street Journal and Barron's, it is a subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company, a property of News Corp.
The company was conceived as DBC Online by Data Broadcasting Corp. in the fall of 1995.
In January 1999, during the dot-com bubble, the company became a public company via an initial public offering. After pricing at $17 per share, the stock traded as high as $130 per share on its first day of trading, giving it a market capitalization of over $1 billion despite only $7 million in annual revenues.
In May 2016, MarketWatch hired Dan Shar as General Manager