I have been following Teradyne for a few months now and I'm getting ready to jump in.
I have some information that you may find useful. I collected this from the EDGAR database.
Also, I believe the Quarterly report is April 15, how ironic. Maybe everyone WILL be able to pay there IRS bill.
12/09/94 Norwest Corp holds 195,325 shares
01/31/95 Norwest Corp holds 2,113,325
05/09/95 Norwest Corp holds 13,900
12/08/95 Fidelity holds 1,970,900
02/10/95 Fidelity holds 4,337,300
02/12/96 Chancellor Capital holds 6,112,375, that might explain the little bubble around that time.
Now, I'm sure Norwest is kicking themselves for selling by May of 1995 and I don't think Fidelity still holds 4+ million shares. The important mention is Chancellor's 6+ million shares. Teradyne could get A LOT OF ATTENTION QUICKLY!!!
At the $17 share range and earnings due next week, TER could go on a TEAR. I would be surprised at a negative earnings report and I believe their backlog is full with change.
I'm buying very soon!