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  • white06897 white06897 May 23, 1999 8:07 PM Flag

    Simply amazing!

    To: buysellbuysell

    Two reasons
    substantiate any value to the theory that ABT may takeover

    1) ABT chief executive officer stated to the press
    that ABT would consider acquiring companies with a
    market capitalization of ten to fifteen billion
    dollars... only a few pharmaceutical and medical device
    companies fit that range, and BDX is one of them.

    At or around the time of the announcemnt as
    described above, there was very unusual BDX call option
    activity. Call options were so active as to make headlines.
    I don't know the specifics, but something like a
    year's worth of call contract volume took place in a few
    weeks. Now remember, this was a while back.

    are facts. I do not hype, and do not appreciate hype.
    I do not pretend to know any more than I do, though
    I have been accused of hype on this board.

    In my honest opinion, BDX is a quality company at a
    reasonable price. I am heavily invested, and have been since
    1992. The worst scenario: you own a quality company at
    a reasonable price. The best scenario: you wake up
    one Monday morning and hear the news ABT is acquiring
    BDX at a hefty premium.

    Best of luck.

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