What will be done with the albatross of
BSC...Medinol? AS Tobin cleans the stables the biggest question
is how to clean up this particular mess. The sooner
the better....All of the other problems pale in
comparison to medinol although in combination they are
important too. This fix is obvious; it must happen. How
Tobin handles the fix will be instructive. good luck to
all of the longs!
Tobin has finished the much needed changes to his
staff with the new CTO and CCO. The CTO enjoys a good
reputation. THIS MAN WILL MAKE OR FINISH OFF BSX.
will probably do a much better job with the press and
the investment community than did Best. He is
probably adept at handling PR disasters from his time with
Teddy Kennedy during Teddy's heavy drinking years.
The endoscopy group has reorged but seems very top
heavy. Look for more reorg on the divisional levels as
the whole company gets cleaned up. It looks like the
top level of BSC is firmly under Tobin's control.
Now if something can be done with the medinol mess
and a few new product releases and no more recalls
and the end to the DOJ investigation if it is still
ongoing and if some way can be found to stanch the
outflow of the best employees maybe we will see BSC
getting back to where it was back a few years ago. A lot
of damage control remains to be done and a lot of
dead wood still needs to be cut. It does look like
Tobin is doing the right things. We are seeing results
in the last quarter on cost control. This is
encouraging. First Quarter results should show more evidence
of cost controls as savings begin to mount.
If you bothered to read the debates that Beezerx
and I have had I can't imagine that one would go
through the mental gyrations to complete that series. Do
you really think I sound like beezerx? God help
beezer and Carl if they look like me for the feds are
looking for me now. My likeness can be seen in every post
As for Patty Duke I always thought she was cute.
Cologne what is that? Never use it! Some kind of quaint
French idea me thinks. Read the old posts. Read the last
1500 or so and you will get some idea.
using Enhanced No-Load Mutual Funds. Wouldn't
hurt to take a peek on how its done. The whole idea of
the posting boards is to spread useful information on
how to make money. Try http://www.moneybranch.com If
picking individual stocks is more to your liking due your
DD on stock VASO. VASO is going to be a major player
in the medical device arena, and they manufacture a
device that can't miss.
SCIMED and MEDITECH both had there National Sales
Meetings this week. Tobin, Able, Nicklaus all made there
appearances. Apparantely, Berman made a tearful good bye to
Tobin gave the straigt scoop. He expects a stock price
of 40 by the end of the year. 150 in 5 years. I hope
he is correct. Was not there in person so I am
hearing this info second hand.
NIR Biliary (sp?) is
expected by April. NIR GOLD coronary is expected by any
day. Wall graft is expected by year end. Vanguard III
is in trouble. Next Gen device by 2003.
remember what else my friends had to say.
half of the year will make or break BSX. Expect Tobin
to keep cutting to keep the OPEX in check.
company needs to keep hitting the numbers before we see
Hope this is somewhat
Beezer, Carl, Route and a few others are like
Patty Duke. They look alike, they sound alike, in fact
they are probably the same person.
Or maybe, they
use the same cologne.
Whatever, this is not a
personality contest. If it was, I would win.
is new with BSX?
How does the shuffle go?
do new products come out?
Are all of the
insiders dead? Or maybe they got
This is generally a very intelligent board. The
people who post on it know the company and the
Beez is critical of the company, but he is also
informed and reasonable. Of course he has some money. So
do many of us. You ought to be glad that he is
offering you his ideas.
He does not need my
defense. But to answer your question--yes, a lot of us do
care what he says.
On the other hand, I can
see no reason to read your post, and I find its tone
offensive. If you want some unpleasant babbling, go over to
the PFE board and waste your time there.
mark of education is the ability to tell quality from
schlock. Beezer is quality. You are not.
rodman madonna -
Sorry - have already
wasted to much time typing to the likes of you - Your
name selection says volumes.
Beez, et.al. - I
consider MDT and GDT to be the big players in this market
segment - My question - Do you ever see a merger between
BSX and STJ? They seem to have the components to
putin place a comparable offering to
Look forward to your reply's???
One more of those and your out of the game. I
know beez (personally, I think). Anyway, he is no
college kid jerking around.
You sound like you
might have some issues that can't be solved on this
board. So take your ball and go home! WaaaaaaH!