In my humble opinion your solutions are nearly 180 degrees off. The company would be doing fine if it never made those "strategic acquisitions". If the market just believed that *all* the earnings -- forget these silly efforts to predict every quarter -- would be safe (via direct ownership thru our shares, or buybacks, or even tax-bait dividends) then the share price would still be $18 to $20. Because if this would be a great investment. Who would really care about market price if we had that kind of confidence? Only derivative addicts and day traders, that's who.