I guess one can say that a recovery in a stock from a panic low (About $1) in the fall of 00 to 14+ little more than nine months later speaks well of a management strategy. Things are always easy in hindsight. I doubt very much that very many investors thought in the fall of 2000 that AMC was going to survive the maelstrom it found itself in. It just so happens that a bankruptcy would have been messy and less advantageous to Apollo in the process of gaining control. That the common roared back can hardly be judged a charitable move on Apollo's part...it was nothing more than a consequence of the most judicious method of gaining control..which was avoiding bankruptcy. If you enjoyed the ride back so much the better but get off the bus before it heads back to the garage. It has been in the garage since the summer of 01..it has failed to make any new significant high. No growth there.