Thomson Financial(redirected from Thompson 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.
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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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