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Is Teradata Corporation (TDC) A Good Stock To Buy?

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You probably know from experience that there is not as much information on small-cap companies as there is on large companies. Of course, this makes it really hard and difficult for individual investors to make proper and accurate analysis of certain small-cap companies. However, well-known and successful hedge fund investors like Carl Icahn and George Soros hold the necessary resources and abilities to conduct an extensive stock analysis on small-cap stocks, which enable them to make millions of dollars by identifying potential winners within the small-cap galaxy of stocks. This represents the main reason why Insider Monkey takes notice of the hedge fund activity in these overlooked stocks.

Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) investors should pay attention to a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers of late. TDC was in 23 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 26 hedge funds in our database with TDC positions at the end of the previous quarter. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE:EPAM), CAE, Inc. (USA) (NYSE:CAE), and Black Hills Corp (NYSE:BKH) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, let’s view the new action surrounding Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC).

Hedge fund activity in Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC)

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 23 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -12% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

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When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies has the number one position in Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC), worth close to $122.2 million, accounting for 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is International Value Advisers which holds a $94.1 million position; 2.8% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other professional money managers that hold long positions encompass Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management, Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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