Thomson's First Call Introduces Estimate Watch Facsimile Service

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Portfolio managers are flooded with information, but they have to learn to recognize the things that can roil calm market waters with a rogue wave. That's why Jeffrey Parker, chief executive officer of Thomson Corp.'s First Call, came up with Estimate Watch, a facsimile-delivered early warning system. Boston-based First Call delivers fundamental corporate data to 600 subscribers via dedicated terminals.

Estimate Watch is a daily summary of new earnings estimates transmitted to either termina