This is so amazingly STUPID. Do you really think anyone believes you???
I agree that they want something. I seriously doubt they can make their "target price". I think it's about getting 2% relatively risk free, along with fat "consulting" fees.
Where WILL the growth come from?
Certainly the typical "take it private, slash costs, and take public" won't work here. Greg did too good a job of cost slashing.
No visible growth in the future.
So, where is the upside for "going private"? No where.
There is an EXCELLENT post on seeking alpha, "Motorola Solutions: LTE Opportunity And Airwave Acquisition Mask A Struggling Business"
I urge you to read it. The author goes deep into MSI's business, and the Brownian aspect of MSI's direction. And he finds it severely wanting over the long haul.
Basically he is saying that Greg is wrecking the balance sheet to keep the dividend up, as well as buy back stock. He thinks that there can't be much more of that.
I fully agree. One wonders if the board will finally do its duty and ask "What about five years from now"???
Sentiment: Strong Sell