I agree w/ eazzy_to_see - we "might" see a stock split, FCX will "probaby" carry on the traditon, and it's not his "hunch". We might also see FCX eclipse Google's market cap by 2Q08, get into agriculture, and begin mining on the moon. If those happen, I'm on record! BTW, these are not my hunches - one is a gut feeling and two are aspirational beliefs.
If we do see a stock split, kudos to PD for being powerful enough to get acquired then run the show.
I just wish that Berkshire Hathaway had one powerful portfolio company who could show the "stock split" light to the almighty CEO & parent company - that would be cool.
FTR, I support a stock split but don't think it matters that much given the % of shares owned by institutions. Actually, I shouldn't even bother reading posts on the subject b/c every thread has the same meaningless opinions, banter, and points. Shame on me for wasting my time and perpetuating by posting.