Sam's no-compete-clause expires in 2 days 2 hours and 26 minutes. Don't let his appearance fool you. He is a very smart man, knows the IT industry, customer and more importantly yet, the financials. Unlike the big mouth Meg Whitman, he has a set of undisputable accomplishments, IMO. Of course, this is all subject to Kramer's approval.
1. Sam Palisamo will replace "Call-me-John." Odds: 2 to 5.
2. The stock price reacts to this announcement and moves to high twenties.
3. On February 11th, earnings exceed analyst projections by a penny or two.
4. The dividend gets bumped up to $0.80 during the next dividend declaration meeting expected in March.
Remember, if you are frustrated with "Call-me-John," you will need to know that Corporate America is a true form of dictatorship where logic and common sense does not apply.