Stock, Just got home from a couple weeks at the beach and saw your post. Like you, I hate to see the board turn into an old FTU board look-a-like. I really enjoyed our discussions which we both called as we saw it and I'm sure your decision was right for you. When JAA retires, I'll reevaluate my own position, but will probably enjoy the great dividends and let my sons inherit the shares and get a new basis. My contacts don't yield the picture painted by the majority of posts and as you have said, no investment decisions should be based on message boards. As RW said, our time would probably be more productively spent on the golf course.
Best of luck and you really ought to look at that Titleist driver!
I think I know who you are. You're the old neanderthal everybody was so eager to see get the retirement boot. The bank still has problems with old dead rotten wood that needs to be flushed out to stink up some golf course. Now you're blowinghard here. That's better than having you foul up other people's money. Tell these suckers to buy some more.
Interesting to see the stock price increase over last couple of weeks even with substantial weakness in the market. Each day, when most stocks have been in the red and the advance / decline horrendous, BBT has held up and slightly increased. Explanation? Acquisition talks (as acquiree and acquiror) have quieted ed for now, but earnings announcement was positive?