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  • dejasview dejasview Mar 2, 1998 2:01 PM Flag

    Dividends/Splits

    Dividends come from the disbursement of profits. The amount of quarterly dividend per share then is the profit dividend pool divided by the number of outstanding shares. No sudden bonus or raise if the stock splits. The profit pool stays the same or changes based on performance but the number of outstanding shares increases (depending on the split ratio).

    Abbott's strength comes from diversity and consistence.

    While I don't know about any specific acquisitions, I do know that much of Abbott's growth has come from the acquisition of seemingly insignificant companies that had a synergistic relationship with other Abbott products. Never consider any acquisition as insignificant.

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    • Those who Bought on rumor and sold on no News today will be Sorry... Those who listned to the conference call Know what I mean. Maybe Tomorrow definately in 4 Weeks...

      • 2 Replies to DBrinker
      • I'd like to think you know something since I did invest in MURXF but having investigated I see that you work for
        ABBO-NOTT....and from what I see you are not in a position to know anything about what Abbott buys ....... I do know people who know Miles
        White and everything is pretty hush hush....Abbo-legal is even out of it for the most part............outside firms more
        involved................... so quit stroking this board and the Abbott board trying to make yourself a nice buck............if you really know
        something....spill it..... I hope you're right but all I see is speculation.........Abbo-Pockets are very deep.............oh...... latest vp
        to leave abbott is heading for Chiron...................... how many is that now.......................?????????????? Abbott is
        busy trying to do many deals and has so many law suits pending..........its hard to make a guess at what they will buy.....my
        guess is that they are trying to make themselves a pharmaceutical company..... and are gonna get squashed....... sorry to piss you
        off but lets have to whole poop and quit this stroke job

      • i bought on rumor, but i did not sell. missed the conference call, so i'll have to take your word on it. i'm holding. thanks.

 
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