jak. it pains me that abt has fallen into the situation before you today. I have many friends working there and spent 17 years working for abt but I cannot deny the facts. abt is a shell of what is once was and I don't see when a turn-around might come. If the stock gets down to the mid 30's, I might buy some as a trading vehicle but I long ago divested any serious commitment to the stock--serious for me at least.
I believe that many of the people on this board are looking at the "good old days". For their sake, I hope they are right but I remain cautious.