Xignite and Zacks Investment Research Partner To Deliver Deep Stock Market Research Capabilities To Corporate Users


Two New Xignite Web Services Integrate Earnings, Ratings Information on 5,000+ Stocks into Any Financial Application
SAN MATEO, Calif. June 4, 2007--Xignite, the leading pure-play provider of financial web services for mission-critical corporate applications, today announced a partnership with Zacks Investment Research through which Xignite will redistribute Zacks stock market data as part of two new on-demand financial web service offerings. The partnership will benefit corporate application developers looking to easily integrate and deliver earnings information, sales estimates, analyst recommendations, and hundreds of other research fields to financial user desktops. Xignite has packaged Zacks data on more than 5,200 U.S. and Canadian stocks into two new equity service offerings:
  • XigniteEstimates – provides comprehensive data on sales and earnings forecasts, including consensus estimates, revision trends, historical earnings surprises, estimated sales and earnings growth, price-earnings multiples, industry and sector estimates, and more.
  • XigniteAnalysts – provides detailed analyst ratings and recommendations such as consensus ratings, revision trends, number of broker ratings, and more.
Xignite's powerful on-demand financial web services platform opens up a new market for Zacks in supplying stock market data to corporate finance departments – an area not traditionally targeted by other large providers such as Reuters or Standard & Poors. Financial executives looking for insights in evaluating the position of other publicly traded companies, for purposes such as benchmarking competitors or evaluating merger & acquisition targets, can use the new Xignite/Zacks web services in these and similar efforts. "Zacks is interested not just in serving the needs of large brokerage houses and institutional investors," said Bryant Sheehy, director of business development at Zacks Content and Data Division. "We take a more nimble, entrepreneurial approach by delivering stock market information to a variety of down-market customers as well – such as software developers, branded investor websites, and redistributors – with lower pricing and better service than our competitors. This partnership with Xignite highlights the growing demands of corporate finance professionals for high quality, easy to integrate data services to help them perform equity and other fundamental research for greater competitive advantage." XigniteEstimates and XigniteAnalysts both feature customizable report templates which allow corporate IT to quickly and easily deploy equity research data into applications meeting a variety of specific business needs. Financial tables and charts can be configured easily to add data points and adjust time periods to automatically retrieve all the data necessary for analysis in a single web service call. Both products are available now for immediate online subscription from the Xignite web service marketplace. "It is a challenge in itself for corporate finance to find accurate and reliable stock market information that can be easily and quickly mashed up into today's sophisticated composite applications,” said Stephane Dubois, CEO of Xignite. “Few companies wish to source this mission-critical data from multiple sources, but would rather choose to trust an experienced provider like Zacks. This partnership combines their research and analytical data with our transparent, on-demand Web 2.0 delivery model to provision fast and affordable financial services with unique depth and breadth."
About ZacksFounded in 1978, Zacks Investment Research has more than 25 years of experience in providing institutional and individual investors with the analytical tools and financial information necessary to the success of their investment process. Zacks created the first earnings estimate revision model and originated the concept of the Earnings Surprise. Today, Zacks’ models process over 25,000 earnings estimate revisions and changes in broker recommendations weekly from over 200 brokerage firms, produced by more than 3,500 analysts. As one of the top market data and proprietary investment model providers, Zacks clients include some of the most widely known institutions in the financial industry. For more information, please visit About XigniteXignite (pronounced "x-ignite") is the leading pure-play provider of financial web services for mission-critical corporate applications. As a pioneer in the field, Xignite offers the broadest integrated suite of financial web services available today on an on-demand platform, with more than 35 solutions covering market quotes, news, corporate data, industry information, analytics, tools and more. Xignite powers mission-critical applications for portfolio management, sales management, trading, investor relations, corporate portals, executive dashboards, analytical engines and more. Xignite serves more than 220 clients, including Ameriquest, GE Commercial Finance, Goodyear, ING, McDonald's, Marsh & McLennan, Starbucks, and Wendy's. For more information, please visit


In the foreign metal market and the world of international rates, currencies play the crucial role of acting as the medium of exchange in the transactions that take place.

Currencies like the United States dollar, the Euro, or the British Pound are commonly used around the world in order to get a metal rate. Some companies that offer precious metal live and historical rates have exposed their APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to allow developers to integrate current and historical metal rates, currency conversion, or other capabilities into their applications.

In order to know about precious metals live and historical rates, there’s a lot of APIs available online, and if you want to try one, Barchart is going to be one of your first options. But if you take a look at what else is in the market, you’ll find alternatives so many great alternatives:

Xignite Market Data Cloud Platform

Xignite Market Data as a Service was one of the first market data services built to run in AWS and they are one of the few vendors that is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner with a Financial Services Competency.

With more than a decade of cloud expertise in building, scaling and operating cloud-based market data technology, it is no surprise that leading financial services and capital markets firms rely on this company to empower their journey to the cloud. Their Metals API Service offers real-time prices and quotes for metals including Gold, Silver, Palladium, Platinum and other base metals. In addition to real-time precious metals prices, the service provides daily London Fixing prices as well as historical precious metal prices and metal news. 

Xignite Cloud APIs are sourced from leading providers such as FactSet and Morningstar as well as Xignite’s own curated, high-quality data.

Read the article Top 3 Alternatives for Barchart Precious Metals Rates


Each year, Bobsguide asks the market to vote for fintech companies they believe stand out from the competition – those who have gone the extra mile in terms of development and servicing their clients. Xignite is proud to be listed as the "Best API Management" vendor on the Bobsguide 2020 Rankings.

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Web services data provider Xignite captured the AFTAs judges’ attention on the infrastructure front with its release of Xignite Enterprise Microservices in July 2020, a suite of cloud-based microservices for data management, storage and distribution in the cloud, designed to help financial firms migrate from monolithic legacy data architectures to more agile and less expensive cloud services and data sources.

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Xignite, Inc., a provider of market data distribution and management solutions for financial services and technology companies, today revealed the results of its collaboration with StockCharts, a leading technical analysis and financial charting platform for online retail investors. The collaboration involved a move from an on-premise market data provider to Xignite’s cloud-native technology hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS). Download the case study containing the full results.

StockCharts requires vast quantities of financial data to power its visualization, charting and tracking tools, which investors use to analyze the markets to help with investment decisions. The company was frustrated by the limits of its on-premise market data center, which was forcing the team to make architectural decisions based on what its data center could handle in terms of speed and storage, not on their technology. Its previous market data provider was just starting to build out some cloud offerings, but they were far away from what the business required. StockCharts decided to migrate its infrastructure to the AWS cloud and partner with Xignite to gain access to endlessly scalable market and financial data delivered through innovative cloud APIs.

The collaboration made an immediate impact as StockCharts was able to expand its offerings and customer base by pursuing growth strategies enabled by Xignite’s cloud-based approach, which provides easy access to data and eliminates architectural limits on storage and speed.

The pandemic provided further validation. Seattle-based StockCharts was in one of the first areas hit by COVID-19 and was forced to quickly shut down its office. Pandemic-driven market volatility followed and StockCharts customers wanted to visualize what was happening. The company’s ability to scale quickly and accommodate a high volume of new requests would not have been possible without Xignite.

“The move to the AWS cloud and Xignite has unlocked tremendous new potential for us in a lot of architectural ways, and has given us a lot of data options that we could not even consider before,” said Grayson Roze, Vice President of Operations at StockCharts. “It relieved us of the burden of figuring out how to source things. Instead, we know exactly where we need to go to get the data and can access it instantly. That is a huge, huge benefit for our business.”

“We are proud to have played a role in transforming how StockCharts approaches data,” said Stephane Dubois, CEO and Founder of Xignite. “The events of this year unleashed a massive spike in retail trading and a host of other unexpected forces that reinforced the need for financial services firms to leverage the cloud. Despite the disruption of this year, StockCharts was positioned for success, and we look forward to continuing to deliver our financial and market data solutions to the industry at large.”


Xignite has been disrupting the financial and market data industry from its Silicon Valley headquarters since 2006 when it introduced the first commercial REST API. Since then, Xignite has been continually refining its technology to help fintech and financial institutions get the most value from their data. Today, more than 700 clients access over 500 cloud-native APIs and leverage a suite of specialized microservices-delivered modules to build efficient and cost-effective enterprise data management solutions. Visit or follow on Twitter @xignite