Granted this is a "good" company, but is there more than meets the eye to this company. If this is such a good company, why am I not making any money on this stock? As much as I want to keep this stock, its not doing much for my portfolio. So what's going on? Is this a result of production problems or what????
Griping on this message board alone will not do a bit of good. Those of you able to go to the annual meeting a week from Tuesday need to do so. The Board of directors has to hear directly how furious stockholders are.Any excuse that related companies,e.g.,Abbott and Bard,are experiencing tough times as well is irrelevant.It is BD that overpromised and underdelivered in terms of both sales and earnings results. If the resultant loss of credibility with Wall Street had not occurred,it is fair to say that the stock price might well be in the $35 range or about one- third higher than it is now.As others have said,one of the most important things the Board should do is to eliminate the separate CEO and Chairman, i.e. Ludwig should hold both positions.
Who has time to go to the meeting, especially one that will be unproductive. Griping at the annual meeting will probably be more fruitless than griping on this board.
Their credibility is what I'm worried about? What else are they holding from the public? I think their problem lies deeper than the separte CEO and Chairman positions. Perhaps production issues as a result of competition to produce safety needles or perhaps its something else....whatever it is, I don't think they are going to tell us.