I've owned this one for 3 1/2 years, and I admit I'm losing confidence.
Dynamite couldn't move this stock. I'm completely bewildered. Company is doing great, they're executing their game plan flawlessly, sales soar, profits soar, analysts love them, customers love them, stock goes nowhere. 27 (which it hit nearly 2 years ago) seems like an impossible dream.
I've kept adding to my position as the stock incredibly stayed down and now have a very large position. I keep thinking as earnings increase, the stock must go up. Otherwise, an already ridiculously low PE will become unfathomably low.
But so far I've been dead wrong. Is it time to punt?
I clicked Yahoo's 5-year DANB price chart, and it indicates that in January and April of 1997 the stock was somewhere around $13.50. Below the chart it says the stock split in September, 1997. So that $13.50 was really $27, the price you mentioned, before the split.
The chart shows the stock rising from $13.50 (adjusted for the split) in 1st quarter '97 to $20.50 today, which is a 51% increase in the last 2 years.