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Q4 2015

PLCM Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Lee Ainslie 120,020 sh (New)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 301,250 sh (New)
Paul Singer 8,850,892 sh (+20.90%)
Jim Simons 694,722 sh (+19.53%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
George Soros 8,847,191 sh (-17.61%)
David Dreman 14,173 sh (-28.09%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,215,144 sh (-61.66%)
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Q1 2016

PLCM Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Paul Tudor Jones 33,400 sh (New)
Lee Ainslie 220,410 sh (+83.64%)
Jim Simons 1,145,622 sh (+64.90%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 330,011 sh (+9.55%)
Paul Singer 8,850,892 sh (unchged)
George Soros 8,166,666 sh (-7.69%)
Joel Greenblatt 681,151 sh (-43.94%)
David Dreman 822 sh (-94.20%)
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Q2 2016

PLCM Guru Trades in Q2 2016

Mario Gabelli 193,859 sh (New)
Jim Simons 2,103,722 sh (+83.63%)
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss 349,983 sh (+6.05%)
Paul Singer 8,850,892 sh (unchged)
David Dreman 822 sh (unchged)
Lee Ainslie Sold Out
George Soros 7,931,566 sh (-2.88%)
Paul Tudor Jones 26,600 sh (-20.36%)
Joel Greenblatt 250,178 sh (-63.27%)
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Q3 2016

PLCM Guru Trades in Q3 2016

David Dreman Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
George Soros Sold Out
Paul Singer Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Mario Gabelli Sold Out
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss Sold Out
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
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Business Description

Industry: Communication Equipment » Communication Equipment  
Traded in other countries:PLY.Germany,
Headquarter Location:USA
Polycom Inc provides easy-to-use communication solutions that enable enterprise, government, education & healthcare customers to collaborate over distance, time zones and organizational boundaries. Its solutions include Polycom, RealPresence & Platform.

Polycom Inc was incorporated in December 1990 in Delaware. The Company provides an open, standards-based unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice, video and content collaboration solutions. Its solutions are powered by the Polycom RealPresence Platform, comprehensive software infrastructure and rich application programming interfaces (APIs) that interoperate with a set of communication, business, mobile, and cloud applications and devices to deliver secure face-to-face video collaboration across different environments. The Company is engaged in helping organizations achieve new levels of teamwork, efficiency and productivity by unleashing the power of human collaboration. The Company sells its solutions through a high-touch sales model that leverages its network of channel partners, including distributors, value-added resellers, system integrators; communications services providers, and retailers. The Company serves in three geographical segments; Americas, EMEA and APAC. Its products and solutions are; UC Group Systems, which includes immersive telepresence, group video and group voice systems. UC Platform, which includes collaboration servers, virtualization management "distributed media optimization", resource management, recording and streaming, open API's and remote access technologies that constitute the RealPresence Platform, and UC Personal Devices, which includes desktop video devices and desktop voice products. It competes in the UC&C market with products and solutions that enable voice, video and content collaboration on-premises, across intranets, extranets, mobile devices, and the Internet via its customer premises-based RealPresence Platform, web-based social-collaboration business platforms, and video collaboration-as-a-service offerings delivered from the cloud. These competitors include but are not limited to Cisco Systems, Inc., Acano, Avaya Inc., Blue Jeans Networks, Inc., ClearOne Communications, Inc., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Logitech International S.A./LifeSize, PexIP, Snom Technology Ag, Vidyo, Inc., Yamaha Corporation/Revolabs, Inc., Yealink, ZTE Corporation and others. Its products and services are subject to various federal, state, local, and foreign laws and regulations.



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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $1,198
EPS (TTM) $ 0.16
Short Percentage of Float1.77%
52-Week Range $8.79 - 14.09
Shares Outstanding (Mil)135.81

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Revenue (Mil $)
EPS ($) 0.85 0.90
EPS without NRI ($) 0.85 0.90
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Polycom Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q) Nov 02 2010 
Polycom Inc. (PLCM) EVP, Finance & Admin. and CFO Michael R Kourey sells 49,000 Shares Oct 28 2010 

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