street, you are just trying too hard and by now, its counter productive. Everybody knows where you stand on this board and the incessant bashing is just getting old. In regards to acquisition, it is not written in stone that the price will go down if the company in question is seen as bolstering the bottom line in a more immediate fashion. the Mitco acquisition caused our price to go up. Look I shorted this stock at 70 and chased it all the way to 37. I still owned shares, but I bought a ton of protective puts. Those puts more than offset my loss in the shares and now my shares are climbing. This is one of those stocks for the long haul.