NEW YORK, March 19, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Barron's will launch Barron's Daily Stock Alert, its first premium newsletter -- designed to spotlight undervalued stocks with long-term growth potential -- on Thursday, April 3. Subscriptions are available for order starting today at www.barrons.com/stockalert.

The new, Web-based newsletter will be written by Barron's editor Fleming Meeks, who has more than 20 years of experience analyzing companies and investments. It will offer individual and professional investors one new stock idea each trading day to achieve solid long-term gains, with fresh, opinionated and often contrarian buy or sell recommendations. Barron's Daily Stock Alert will cover a wide range of stocks -- from mega- to mid- and small-cap stocks, as well as ETFs and overseas stocks.

"Barron's Daily Stock Alert will draw upon the longtime strength of Barron's -- timely insight on the market and investments -- that has helped investors 'see what others don't' for more than 80 years," said Edwin Finn, president and editor of Barron's. "Fleming Meeks brings an expertise and knowledge that will ensure this newsletter is a must-read for investors."

Mr. Meeks was most recently the editor of SmartMoney and previously served as an assistant managing editor at Barron's. During Mr. Meeks' five-year tenure as editor of SmartMoney, the magazine's featured stock portfolios averaged a 14.7% annual return, compared with 8.9% for similar investments in the S&P 500 -- beating the market by an average of 5.8 percentage points each year. Mr. Meeks began his career as a staff writer at Forbes, where he became an associate editor and senior editor. He also served as assistant managing editor at Money magazine.

Barron's Daily Stock Alert will be priced at $995 annually with a special charter price offer of $495, available through April 20, 2008.

In addition to the newsletter, Barrons.com recently launched Stocks To Watch Today (http://blogs.barrons.com/stockstowatchtoday), a free daily update from former CNBC commentator Bob O'Brien on the stocks and market conditions that investors should know about throughout each trading day. Barron's has recently experienced significant online growth as well, including a 74% increase in paid subscriptions in 2007 and a 168% year-over-year rise in page views in January.

About Barron's

Barron's (www.barrons.com) is America's premier financial magazine, renowned for its market-moving stories. Published by Dow Jones & Company since 1921, it reaches an influential audience of senior corporate decision makers, institutional investors, individual investors and financial professionals. With new content available every week in print and every business day online, Barron's provides readers with a comprehensive review of the market's recent activity, coupled with in-depth, sophisticated reports on what's likely to happen in the market in the days and weeks to come. As a result, Barron's is the financial information source these powerful people rely on for market information, ideas and insights they can use to increase their professional success and enhance their personal, financial well-being.

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