Thundering Herd

Thundering Herd

Informal for Merrill Lynch. This company is sometimes called the Thundering Herd because of the bull in its symbol.

Thundering Herd

A commonly used reference to the firm Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Inc., that derives from the firm's large size and its use of bulls in its advertising.
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The Thundering Herd are in the NCAAs for the first time since 1987 and have some momentum after winning the Conference USA Tournament.
Merrill says its advisor force grew by 231 from a year ago, while its Thundering Herd decreased by one from the third quarter.
True, the glorified wire house (Charlie Merrill's churn and burn Thundering Herd of Bank Street, Bur Dubai - how I miss you
Merrill Lynch's Thundering Herd of advisors stood at 14,954 on Sept.
O'Connor pitched the past two seasons for the Titans and chose to sign with the Thundering Herd in early May.
There is just a big thundering herd, getting led around by the political and media elites.
He played well in rare appearances in relief of Conference USA player Rakeem Cato for the Thundering Herd, but left for a chance to start.
I find the flu-epidemic mentality anxiety provoking because when there are more donkeys galloping through my office, it becomes that much more difficult to find the zebras hidden in the thundering herd.
Trust me, the sight of a thundering herd of camels with 1ft high "jockeys" on their humps is quite extraordinary.
Next Wednesday, when the issue becomes unconditional, let us see if the thundering herd of its acolytes charge into the ring to avail themselves of the crumbs from Lazarus's table.
Punctuated by stunning tableaux of the windswept plains and primal images of domestic animals (a thundering herd of sheep enveloped by a dust storm; a white puppy, alone on a vast stretch of flat, empty scrubland, savoring the remains of a dead lamb), Dvortsevoy's episodic narrative focuses on Asa (Askhat Kuchinchirekov), a gentle, sweet-faced former sailor who lives with his sister's family while he tries to convince the "boss" of the region to give him a herd of his own.
INSPIRING true story surrounding the devastation faced by the close-knit West Virginia town of Huntingdon after their Marshall University football team, the Thundering Herd, is killed in a tragic plane crash.