First Call Rolls Out Web-Based Service For Historical Data

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Thomson Financial Services' First Call unit released an Internet-based historical data-research tool, Recall, that provides annual and quarterly earnings per share estimates, growth rates and analyst recommendations from 1992 to the present.

The system permits users to specify search criteria while looking up historical data. It allows users to do comparative research on firms in their portfolios. For example, users can look for groups of companies and track how their performance has matched

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