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Picker5 4 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 24, 1999 10:04 PM Member since: Dec 31, 1997
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  • Reply to

    trouble in paradise

    by bdworker Jun 29, 1999 8:45 AM
    Picker5 Picker5 Jul 24, 1999 10:04 PM Flag

    Wojo thanks for the info. Here's my big question
    and concern. At the end of the 2nd quarter, the
    company made a big push to publicize it's glucose monitor
    project. They even went so far as to announce this at an
    analyst meeting. Three months later they cancel the
    program and now it looks like they are pulling back from
    the whole diabetic healthcare market. Their actions
    seem disjointed at best. I've admired this company for
    a long time, but now I'm concerned.

  • Reply to

    trouble in paradise

    by bdworker Jun 29, 1999 8:45 AM
    Picker5 Picker5 Jul 23, 1999 9:51 PM Flag

    no announcement came out on Friday. What did you expect. Thanks.

  • Reply to

    Takeover!!!

    by StckMrktExprt Apr 2, 1999 6:21 PM
    Picker5 Picker5 Apr 16, 1999 11:00 PM Flag

    I imagine StckMarktExpert has changed his Yahoo
    name by now, just to avoid the emabarrasment after his
    emphatic insitence that a BDX - ABT deal was done. Lots of
    loose cannons on this board, but he very well may be
    the worst of the lot. Certainly the most uninformed
    anyway.

  • Picker5 by Picker5 Dec 31, 1997 4:15 PM Flag

    After several years of pretty good appreciation, their stock has been very flat this year. The company has not been able to
    really accelerate much top line growth. It appears the market has realized this. Much of their core business is in mature areas of
    the medical supply industry so not much growth potential there. They have made a few small targeted aquisitions. Not a bad
    strategy, but they do not seem to have the courage or interest in making a bigger play. Therefor, do not see much growth in year
    coming

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