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  • reality_bites65 reality_bites65 Jan 28, 2000 2:35 PM Flag

    More than meets the eye????????

    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

    Someone please let me know.......

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    • 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

      • 1 Reply to roonwm
      • 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.

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