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  • Billy89999 Billy89999 Dec 22, 1999 11:16 PM Flag

    That CSCO jerk

    I read a message from somebody who said that if
    one buys 1000 shares of CSCO today, within 5 years
    they would have over 1 million dollars. I did the
    calculations and he/she was correct. I did my calculation
    based on one of its below average years, assuming it
    will have 5 consecutive years like it. I am losing
    confidence in LU also although I would never sell. It is
    hard to argue with history though. My wife wants me to
    sell also and buy CSCO but I insist on holding because
    I have a gut feeling about this stock. CSCO buys
    its technology anyway. Lu creates it. What do you all
    think?

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    • opioion ! Sad but true !

      • 2 Replies to Holland_Dawson
      • go back to school !

      • LU has a direct stock purchase plan and a great
        DRIP program, which makes it very easy to invest in
        this company. I began contributing $100 a month in
        early 1997 and this has turned into holdings worth
        almost $10,000. CSCO may have out-performed LU, but
        there are companies that have out-performed CSCO --
        it's all relative. Anyone who has been in LU for any
        amount of time has made a good profit and has a great
        future to look forward to.

        And while we're on
        the subject, what urge do you fulfill by posting the
        message you did? You offer nothing constructive or
        informative, and actually make yourself look rather stupid.
        Have a happy holiday regardless.

    • Let's be honest here. We all know that "past
      performance is no guarentee of future returns..." We've heard
      this so many times, we ignore it. We also know that
      this last decade is one of the best for the market and
      the economy as a whole. Now figure in the
      unjustifiablely high prices CSCO has been bid up to the point
      where the company's next several years of earnings
      increases won't bring the PE to a reasonable valuation. All
      this boils down to one thing. If you're buying now,
      you'll paying top dollar for a company who's present,
      and near term future, earnings don't justify the
      price in the hope that momentum will keep the price
      rising. If you sell you LU to buy CSCO, you will be
      giving up a well diversified company with equally good
      earnings potential, in broader markets, that is already
      placed well with their customers and has a better
      valuation. Ask yourself if you're doing this because you're
      doing well, or because you think you will do better.
      You have a good company in LU and the PE is
      reasonable and the overall returns are very good. Aren't you
      really looking to kill the goose that lay's the golden
      eggs in the hope of getting all the eggs at once?
      Avoid greed when making investment decisions. Decide on
      the basis of value instead.

    • > I read a message from somebody who said that
      if one buys 1000 shares of CSCO today, within
      5
      > years they would have over 1 million dollars. I
      did the calculations and he/she was
      correct.

      This would require an investment of $102,500. For 1000
      shares of LU at $75.5 ($75,500 investment), you could be
      more than a millionaire ($1,669,000) based on LU's
      gain the last 3 years (85.74%). Which is the better
      result??

    • and make your wife happy. I know own 850 sares of
      Cisco....has been a great investment.

      oh yea, I also
      own 2500 shares of LU. This has also been a great
      investment.

      LU is like the terminator it just says "
      I'll
      be back"

      We ought to make make that our
      motto on this board.

    • When will you all realize that LU is like an ant trying to stop a train(CSCO)!!

      Cisco systems will dominate the the internet techno arena!!!

      GO CSCO!!

 
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