Dear Mr. White:
Sorry, all I can do is provide some information, not file a brief for it. My understanding is that the so-called "Daily List" is the definitive reference for ex-dividend dates, and that the issuer itself has nothing to do with it, as all the issuer does is set the record date and the payment date. (Again, no warranty.) I understand why you're unhappy over this issue (have been there myself), but I do think that you're being much too hard on Mike Ulrich. The following is directly from the NASDAQTrader site:
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The above is one way. Another is to call the transfer agent, as one poster recommended earlier today. However, the information given by the NASDAQ link above should be definitive. (No warranty, of course.)
Here are a couple of reassuring facts (not new
ones, but still facts):
Doc bought 50,000 shares
in the open market last spring at a price north of
$13. He bought another 50,000 after the stock dipped
into the 9's.
Joseph Russell, a director,
bought 20,000 shares in the open market last May at a
price north of $13, adding to a purchase of 5,000
shares in the open market last April at a price north of
Maybe these guys have succeeded in mesmerizing
themselves, but I think it's more likely that they are
correctly convinced that PZN has an intrinsic value - one
which will eventually again be recognized by the market
- well north of current prices.
Dreman pushed the stock (at $13 or so) in a Forbes column last month. He is a well-known and highly respected value investor. At least he's putting his money where his mouth is!
Thanks for the prompt and interesting
I wish I could offer you some BAHR. I spent some
time looking for shares a couple of years ago and gave
up without being shown
a single share.
BHB does own the BAHR shares as part of BHB's trust
operations, which I think is likely, and BHB has investment
power with respect to such holdings, I believe that BHB
would have a fiduciary obligation to accept a bid for
shares which is in the best interest of the beneficiary
of the trust. I have no idea what the "market" price
is of BAHR, but you if you're anxious to own at
least a small number of shares, you might consider
making a written offer to BHB's trust department at a
price of perhaps 10% or 15% above
Thanks again for the reponse, and good luck in the hunt.
Just curious as to the basis for your statement.
I've looked at BHB's SEC filings and haven't seen anything suggestive of a position in Bar Harbor Water.
Any enlightenment appreciated.