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Federated Investors, Inc. Message Board

  • bikerbean bikerbean Mar 23, 1999 8:36 AM Flag

    C'mon Donahue

    You are supposed to be boosting the stock with
    your visits to analysts and MMs. Doesnt look like you
    have achieved the outcome we longs have hoped for.
    Almost a year into this and still no positive return to
    IPO investors. Do your job and get this stock moving
    into positive territory.

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    • Bikerbean: Check out today's Pittsburgh Post
      Gazette. I'm sure you'll be happy to know that certain
      Federated executives granted themselves up to 50% pay
      increases, while our stock languishes well below the IPO
      price. Does that give you any idea how they feel about
      their shareholders?

      • 2 Replies to cartmanyfa
      • Saw the article...the Donahues seem to still
        regard this company as their own private domain. Screw
        the suckers that invested in the IPO (and bought
        shares at inflated prices from these bastards). They
        continue to suck the blood from this company and leave us
        investors to die on the vine. I hope someone in mgmt. there
        reads these posts and does something to get this donkey
        off its ass. By the way, any info on when the annual
        shareholder mtg will be held?

      • I don't have a problem with those executives
        whose salary/perks increase significantly as a result
        of their ability to simultaneously increase the
        shareowners wealth ( e.g., Mellon Bank and their CEO who
        recently retired).

        However, I have to beleive FII,
        since going public and leading up to it are watching
        costs very carefully. So, why this? I did not get in at
        the IPO price, however I am not happy with this. Show
        us some results then reward yourselves, and I'm not
        referring to quarter-after-quarter earnings increases.

    • I agree with your sentiments and frustration.
      Time will tell for us shareholders, however, I have
      had from the very outset reservations about whether
      he is the man to get it done. His father and
      founder, how can you not respect his accomplishments. The
      son, the jury is out. Let's hope for the best and as
      Peter Lynch says earnings drive the price over time.
      Hopefully, this company will continue to increase its
      profitability. Peter also states he made some of his biggest
      gains during the second and third year of holding

      • 1 Reply to connornick
      • And frustrating. On fundamentals, this thing
        should be trading 20% above IPO. Throw in the growth
        prospects (including rumored strategic acquisitions) and it
        should be even higher. But, instead we have none of
        that. I honestly cant figure it out. I'm hanging in
        until I do. Does anyone at FII give a damn about this
        thing's performance.

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