Oh darn, it went up again! Also considering the state of the economy maybe its better that they didn't rush out and just buy something with the extra cash. A company in a similar situation to FORD without a cash reserve would be a perfect target for a merger or acquisition which could be bought at an attractive price and the contracts coming with it could be very accurately added to the bottom line of this company to determine the exact ROI of such a maneuver. If they know for instance that the contracts could recover the initial cash outlay in a period of less than 5 years it could be a very lucrative deal. Any assets that come with the deal would be gravy. I really hope that is what they are looking for and that they don't settle for any less. Sometimes it pays to be conservative.