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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For instance, Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch under pressure from the Federal Reserve to prevent another Lehman scenario for the humbled Thundering Herd.
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Altman was an assistant for three seasons at Kansas State before becoming the head coach at Marshall for a year when the Thundering Herd went 15-13.
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.
WE ARE MARSHALL (PG) *** THIS true story about the close-knit West Virginia town of Huntingdon, which was devastated when the university football team the Thundering Herd was killed in a plane crash is inspiring.
On 14 November 1970, the chartered plane carrying Marshall's football team, the Thundering Herd, crashed seconds before its scheduled landing, killing thirty-seven players, six coaches, the athletic director, the flight crew, and twenty-five Huntington citizens.
The men wouldn't be allowed to see the film until 9, and by that time they were so overwhelmed with curiosity, wanting to know WHAT THE WOMEN WERE TALKING ABOUT, that his late-night males-only screenings came to be called "The Thundering Herd.