As for what individual investors can do. One, Institutions hold a very large part of Pall stock and, two, senior management serves at the pleasure of the Board of Directors and institutional investors. Individual investors must work through those two bodies to achieve a change. Therefore, I propose:  we determine who are the buy/sell decision-makers at the stock-holding institutions [and their addresses], and the addresses for board members;  we compile a fact-based listing of management's deficiencies; and  we express our findings to both the board and the institutions.
I have determined that the top five institutional investors in Pall are:
1 PRICE (T.ROWE) ASSOCIATES [6,754,387 shares] 2 CALIFORNIA, UNIVERSITY OF-REGENTS [5,509,200 shares] 3 CAPITAL RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT COMPANY [4,800,000 shares] 4 STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE CO [4,788,700 shares] 5 FRANKLIN RESOURCES, INC [3,957,660 shares]
I would appreciate help determining the name and address of the decision makers for each of these funds.
Also, instead of bitching, would someone please draft and post a strawman of the list of management concerns and deficiencies.
Finally, does anyone know if the UC fund has any "socially responsibile" criteria for investments? My concern is they do, and they will dump Pall for its partnership with DOE.
Palls ties with the DOE contain nothing "socially irresponsible." In fact, just the opposite is true as they are using bomb-developed technology for commercial applications (filtration). They lease a small space in Knoxville with ACX and use old DOE (Lookheed-Martin) equipment to make inorganic membrane
Better to stick with the argument of the the results speak for themselves, dump now!!
If people who have bought this stock in Dec. 1991, had waited until today to buy, would not have missed a thing, and would be buying it maybe cheaper!! Why do you have to suffer through this? What does it take to dump this mgmt?WHAT,WHAT? Somebody please help......
The "fact" as you stated is mostly correct; but the preception remains; Pall is using "nuclear weapons developed" technology. For an analog of the concern, explain the "public's" resistance to use of radioactive isotopes to sterilize municipal waste sludge.