agreed - Safe Bulkers got a little bump the last couple of days after a bad quarter - almost back to where they were before earning announcement. time for a little run by Dry Ships!.
Or more likely, once they have it under private control they could just "flip it" to an operating VC group for a decent profit and let them worry about how they will grow it. (perhaps a group that already has companies in the space looking to do a roll-up / consolidation, or a group that owns significant supplier(s)
They would not have reporting cost. (or management time / effort preparing for shareholder meetings/road shows) They could do things that would be seen as long term investments by an investment community that punishes the stock price in the near term - - Re-organize and revamp the organization then take it public in 3-5 years at a $12 -$20 plus valuation for a significant return on their investment.
The message should be to investors to think like investors - not like traders. - Buy the best of breed and hang on! You will be rewarded.
The Big Box model is getting tougher and tougher to pull off. - Public backlash etc. People don;t think of Alibaba as a trillion dollar sales machine. - they think of it a cool place where they can research and get cool cheap stuff. -- The times have changed!