Anything more to this than Hugh Martin needing to concentrate on fighting cancer? A Friday afternoon announcement with no additional explanation by the company.. could there be more than meets the eye? And what's up with the incestuous relationships inside the company. Martin's brother is an employee and so is Hunkapiller's daughter.
As far as Hunkapiller's direct buys... I was initially cynical but they were done well ahead of his appointment as Executive COB. Looking at his career path, I also don't see him amassing enough money so that $500k is peanuts. He certainly has millions of liquid assets, possibly tens of millions, I can't see him in the $100M+ club where $500k can be written off without a second thought.