You do realize that the shares aren't free, right? As a long that sold at 68 awhile go, I look at the tech and am not blinded by the 'hope or promise.' More to the point, the fundamentals adjust with the issuance of new shares. It isn't, 'free', it is a distribution of retained earnings and excess capital, so while you have 50% more shares, each share is worth 1/3 less as a result and the fundamentals per share remain the same. No Free Lunch.