yep, however LBIX has done better in 2006, and I suspect will do better in 2007. HANS's growth is slowing, LBIX is increasing. LBIX is the more attractive stock.
I still think there is a 30% chance HANS buys LBIX in 2007. They are the most suited for it, and TB under Hansen I think could be huge (faster growth, due to A&B distribution)
but LBIX's poision pill will keep that away, unless a reasonable price comes up. My idea of reasonable exceeds the 52 week high on the stock. I hope my sentimate is shared by McRae, but you never know.
HANS was upgraded today to Outperform, it still amazes me how closely we trade together.
Just read the Dec 5th article on Hanson stories 'Big soft drink cos search for products' Like I said before, we already have the pipeline. R and D costs are significant. It`s just a matter of time and price. HANS will have established products AND a Canadian distribution system.Hey, I`m gettin wood and I`m a girl