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Thomson Financial and The Wall Street Journal Develop 2006 "Best On The Street" Analysts Survey



Best on the Street Produced Using Thomson ONE Analyst Recommendations Data.

New York, NY, - Thomson Financial, an operating unit of the Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC, TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information and technology solutions to the global financial community, and The Wall Street Journal have teamed for the seventh consecutive year for the “Best on the Street” analysts survey, which will run in the Journal this Monday, May 22.

The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” analysts survey is a unique guide to the best analysts and best research houses. Analysts are ranked based on an objective, quantitative evaluation of their performance, rather than the subjective results of a poll. The annual independent survey ranks equity securities analysts based on a skill of crucial importance to investors: the ability to accurately recommend stocks that will generate positive returns.

The 2006 Best on the Street Analysts Survey was calculated using Thomson ONE“s all-inclusive database of analyst recommendations. The complete 2006 Survey results, including articles about the winning analysts were published in today”s edition of the Journal and on The Wall Street Journal Online at (

This year, more than 4,000 analysts from more than 280 firms were considered for the survey. The 213 award winners in 44 industry groups were drawn from among 1,707 analysts who met the survey requirements and qualified to have their research analyzed in detail.

“We are pleased to partner once again with The Wall Street Journal to provide investors with the industry”s most comprehensive independent ranking of the best analysts on the Street,“ said Lou Eccleston, president, Global Sales, Marketing and Service, Thomson Financial. ”Thomson Financial is committed to providing customers with the knowledge and tools needed to help them improve their performance and enhance their competitive advantage in the marketplace. This survey is a great example of how we leverage our substantial asset base to provide not just proprietary content, but analytic expertise and market insight only found from Thomson Financial"

“Today we gave our readers valuable insight by identifying the analysts whose stock picks provided the best return,” said Paul E. Steiger, managing editor of The Wall Street Journal. “Return on investment is the best quantitative measure by which to judge any analyst.”

Thomson Financial delivers a broad portfolio of industry names in content, analytics and transaction services via Thomson ONE, a flexible open application framework configured to the individual needs of analysts, institutional investors or retail wealth managers. Thomson ONE easily integrates with a firm"s preferred infrastructure and across virtually all applications, operating systems and interfaces.

About The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal, the flagship publication of Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ;, is the world’s leading business publication. Founded in 1889, The Wall Street Journal has a print and online circulation of nearly 2.1 million, reaching the nation’s top business and political leaders, as well as investors across the country. Holding 31 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism, the Journal seeks to help its readers succeed by providing essential and relevant information, presented accurately and fairly, from an authoritative and trusted source. The Wall Street Journal print franchise has more than 600 journalists world-wide, part of the Dow Jones network of nearly 1,900 business and financial news staff. Other publications that are part of The Wall Street Journal franchise, with total circulation of 2.7 million, include The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Wall Street Journal Europe and The Wall Street Journal Online at, the largest paid subscription news site on the Web. In 2006, the Journal was ranked No. 1 in BtoB’s Media Power 50 for the seventh consecutive year.

About Thomson Financial
Thomson Financial, with 2005 revenues of US$1.9 billion, is a provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community. Through the widest range of products and services in the industry, Thomson Financial helps clients in more than 70 countries make better decisions, be more productive and achieve superior results. Thomson Financial is part of The Thomson Corporation (, a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to more than 20 million business and professional customers in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With revenues of US$8.70 billion, The Thomson Corporation lists its common shares on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).


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