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Thomson Financial

A former company that provided financial information to clients and the public at large. It was particularly well known for its FirstCall system, which was later consolidated with the I/B/E/S when Thomson acquired Primark. In 2008, Thomson Financial merged with Reuters to form Thomson Reuters. The new company's major competitor is Bloomberg.

Thomson Financial

A major provider of information, analytical tools, and consulting services to the financial community. The firm, a division of Thomson Corporation, is best known to investors for its First Call segment, which publishes consensus earnings estimates. See also First Call.
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The company has 35 distributors worldwide, including Global Information Info Shop, Market Research.com, Research and Markets, electronics.ca, and Thompson Financial. Market Research is positioned to help customers facing challenges that define the modern enterprises.
Thompson, principal of the Lawrence, Kan.-based Thompson Financial Group firm, which specializes in working with academic and medical professionals, says that while his firm has not focused very much on contingent faculty members as clients, he notes that higher education spending cuts at public universities strongly signal that a large-scale transformation is taking place.
[3.] Thompson Financial News reported that "Poland must enter the pre-euro exchange rate mechanism ERM-2 at latest in the second quarter of 2009 to be ready in 2011 to adopt the common currency." Dagmar Leszkowicz, "Update 1-Poland c.banker sees ERM-2 at latest in Q2 2009," at www.forbes.com, 25 September 2008.
Data collected from Thompson Financial regard all the main quantitative indicators calculated for each journal during the time period 2000-2006 (3).
of Ashland and the Thompson Financial Group of Boston.
The bottom line for the quarter ended May 24 jumped 14% to $386 million, or 58 cents per diluted share, beating the consensus estimate of 55 cents per share from analysts surveyed by Thompson Financial.
According to Thompson Financial, the consensus of industry analysts was that Media General's loss would be 13 cents a share.
1 bond counsel in Arkansas for 2007 by Thompson Financial. The state's largest law firm served as bond counsel in 2007 on 105 Arkansas bond issues aggregating $1,006,400,000 in principal amount, or 62 percent of the total principal amount of all publicly issued bonds.
"We do not believe that News Corp would augment the value of its internet properties by merging its assets into Yahoo," Cowen analyst Jim Friedland said in a research note published by Thompson Financial. "We believe News Corp would be ill-served byA trading one of its most valuable growth assets for a non-controlling stake in a struggling company."
In examining another similar company that had a recent IPO issue, Thompson Financial appears to be a more closely aligned pure-play firm for Novaco, including the fact that Thompson had a recent history of losses at or near the time of its IPO issue (see case Exhibits 6 and 7).
In 1997, Thompson Financial tracked 91 issues of variable rate bonds in the higher education sector, a number that rose to 139 for 2006.
Thompson Financial reports that Asian private equity deals in 2006 hit U.S.$ 32.31 billion, triple the figure from 2005.