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Guru Trades

Q1 2013

SYMM Guru Trades in Q1 2013

Jim Simons 1,427,800 sh (+8.78%)
Chuck Royce 1,449,304 sh (+6.62%)
Joel Greenblatt 104,475 sh (+1.26%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 851,500 sh (-0.4%)
David Einhorn 549,050 sh (-67.89%)
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Q2 2013

SYMM Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 1,501,204 sh (+3.58%)
Joel Greenblatt 107,532 sh (+2.93%)
David Einhorn Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 840,100 sh (-1.34%)
Jim Simons 1,403,319 sh (-1.71%)
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Q3 2013

SYMM Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Chuck Royce 1,557,404 sh (+3.74%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 830,000 sh (-1.2%)
Jim Simons 1,370,500 sh (-2.34%)
Joel Greenblatt 31,232 sh (-70.96%)
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Q4 2013

SYMM Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Chuck Royce Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY Sold Out
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with SYMM

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Sold Out $4.7 - $7.31 $ 7.1813%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Reduce -70.96%0.01%$4.42 - $5.18 $ 7.1847%31232
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 195.64%0.02%$5.57 - $6.99 $ 7.1816%103171
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 Add 195.64%0.02%$5.57 - $6.99 $ 7.1816%103171
John Burbank 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.01%$5.57 - $6.99 $ 7.1816%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-09-30 New Buy0.02%$5.83 - $7.03 $ 7.1815%34897
John Burbank 2012-09-30 New Buy0.01%$5.83 - $7.03 $ 7.1815%16498
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment
Compare:PTFRY, QCOM, CSCO, ERIC, NOK » details
Symmetricom Inc. was incorporated in California in 1956 and reincorporated in Delaware in 2002. The Company is a source of precise timekeeping technologies, instruments and solutions worldwide. It provides timekeeping in GPS satellites, national time references, and national power grids as well as in critical military and civilian networks, including those that enable next generation data, voice, mobile and video networks and services. Its product offerings include atomic instruments and components, hydrogen masers, timescale systems, GPS instrumentation, synchronous supply units, standards-based clients and servers, performance measurement and management tools and embedded subsystems and software solutions that generate, distribute and apply precise frequency and time. Precise timekeeping is an essential component of modern life. Among other applications, it enables GPS navigation, the seamless handoff of cellular calls, the timely receipt of data packets, the management of the electric power grid, military range synchronization, electronic test and measurement, signals intelligence and the ability to detect, investigate and protect against cyber threats. The Company operates in two reportable segments: Communications, and Government and Enterprise. Its Communications segment includes timing technologies and services for worldwide communications infrastructure. Specific products include main reference sources; edge clocks and distribution products for synchronization outside the network core; Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) and Sync Supply Unit (SSU) for the central office; the PackeTime product suite based on technologies such as IEEE 1588 (PTP) and Network Time Protocol (NTP); Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE); Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications (DOCSIS) timing interface systems; network management and monitoring software; and embedded hardware and software solutions for integration with all elements of the communications ecosystem from silicon to routers, switches, microwave backhaul and base stations among others. Symmetricom owns intellectual property, including patents, in advanced control algorithms for various types of deployments. The Company's Government and Enterprise segment includes time technology products for aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure, power infrastructure and science and metrology applications. Precision time and frequency systems enable a range of critical operations, including the international time scale, global navigation, the management of power grids, synchronization of complex control systems, and signals intelligence for securing communications in remote and hostile environments. Product families include timescale clock sources, network time servers (both NTP and PTP), network time displays, time code generators, bus level timing cards, main reference standards such as cesium oscillator standards, high stability masers, chip-scale atomic clocks, ruggedized crystal oscillators,
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3 Stocks of David Einhorn Trading at Their 52-Week Low Price Jun 26 2013 
Einhorn Increases AAPL and Decreases Nine May 17 2013 
Symmetricom Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K) Sep 10 2010 
Symmetricom Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Feb 05 2010 
Symmetricom Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results Aug 11 2009 
Symmetricom Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) May 08 2009 
Symmetricom Inc. (SYMM) CFO Justin Spencer buys 3,500 Shares Mar 06 2009 
Symmetricom Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results Feb 04 2009 
Symmetricom, Inc. Fiscal 2009 Second Quarter Financial Results Conference Call Scheduled for Februar Jan 26 2009 
44 million floating shares May 18 2008 

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