Welcome to the world of 'take care of oneself!' Unless you've held this stock longer than 2 years, your stock value has gone from about $16 to a whopping $17 and change. WOW!!! How can we not afford to retire on such a stellar return?? I'm sure my kids will be able to live a comfortable life now! Selling the bank is the only way to realize value. Zero organic growth. Acquisitions that are not meaningfully accretive, potentially dilutive.
Selling FULT will be a practical impossibility because of each seperate b/d of the 15 individual banks.
Remember, the officers/directors of each acquired bank were kept on at great salaries (and cost to FULT) and permitted to run "their" bank the same as always. So why should they agree to sell/merge and put themselves out of a nice high paying job?