You know, I really am amused at OMX shareholders complaining that they will only see a valuation of about $12.00 at current ODP PPS. The stock pre merger announcement was never above $10.50 in the last 52 weeks. When the deal is done, the stock will go up further. Plus OMX shareholders got a dividend.
The merger will be the best thing to happen to OM since Boise purchased them, but only if the Depot executive leadership team runs the show post merger AND cleans house of the OM leadership team and the bloated, useless mid management bureaucracy they've created there. OM is a case study in too many chiefs and not enough Indians. You can't sneeze there without 5 people approving it. If their management team had a clue how to fix it, they would never have pursued the merger in the first place but unfortunately they don't know how to get out of their own way.
Question for Casellwitch: Things seem to be going well. After the merger and we have a product sporting, I presume, a new Symbol...do you see this becoming a $12 stock in the next year or two? SPLS is at $16.57. Thanks, j.