Sat, Dec 20, 2014, 7:10 PM EST - U.S. Markets closed

Recent

% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Message Board

  • billberggren billberggren Nov 22, 2004 1:56 AM Flag

    To cypress management - cy

    Dear CY management,

    Here is advice on how to improve your wonderful company. First, eliminate all stock options, all stock options are ownership theft. Even if 99 percent of stockholders vote for them, the 1 percent that do not, do not have the right of their property being taken away. Second, it is impossible to distribute options fairly. 3rd, employees can use their salary to buy stock. 4th, you can tie executive pay to revenues per share much more reasonable than ripping off shareholders.

    The 2nd is spend a large percentage of your earnings on buybacks. Try to knock out 5 percent of shares outstanding per year. You will create an impression of sustainablity, the same impression your sunpower ownership represents.

    Good luck, and hope you work for the shareholders and not yourselves.

    Sincerely,

    Bill Berggren

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • "Try to knock out 5 percent of shares outstanding per year."

      That would represent about 50% of the retail float . . .

      "You will create an impression of sustainablity, the same impression your sunpower ownership represents."

      Are you saying the rest of the business is not a sustainable business model? But Sunpower, in its fledgling state, is? Just curious.

      • 1 Reply to healeylover
      • No, Sunpower represents sustainable energy and an improvement in quality of life. Within 300 years all the oil will be gone. Homes built with 2000 square feet of sunpower modules, will produce 150 Kw-Hr of electricty a day. That is an excess of power for all your energy needs. heating-transportation-home use.

        A balanced budget is similar to a stock with constant or dropping shares outstanding. All stocks that increase shares outstanding every year are junk stocks, or pure fraud and theft on the stockholder.

        Bill

    • then investigate the Motley Fool story
      that butchered NVEC to see if they are
      making money on this via hedge funds, etc.

      I smell a rat

      • 1 Reply to terradaktull
      • I looked at this stock this stock it is at an anything can happen stage. It's p/sales is high its revenue growth has been good. But, last quarter had a drop. 62 percent annual gain is nothing to sneeze at. Shares outstanding seem to be rising. As for Motley Fool, there information is meaningless. look at the newswire quarterly and annual reports.

 
CY
14.33+0.01(+0.07%)Dec 19 4:00 PMEST

Trending Tickers

i
Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.
Under Armour, Inc.
NYSEFri, Dec 19, 2014 4:04 PM EST
Foot Locker, Inc.
NYSEFri, Dec 19, 2014 4:07 PM EST
Hecla Mining Co.
NYSEFri, Dec 19, 2014 4:00 PM EST