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Technology Stocks : Atmel - the trend is about to change -- Ignore unavailable to you. Want to Upgrade?

To: BWAC who wrote (13539)7/17/2006 1:23:54 PM
From: Dave O.  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 13565
< My guess is they were looking out for their own fat salaries and the granting of some more options to themselves for absolute failure to grow the business or generate a return for shareholders the last 10 years. >

Actually in the last 10 years one could have made some good $$$ with ATML. 10 years ago (7/96) it was at $6.81 (split adjusted) and was near $30 by 2000. That's 300+%. Semi's are cyclical and not buy & hold IMO. My perspective may be different as I bought in the past couple years in the $2's and $3's and sold into strength and then rebuy on weakness. Not many stocks I'd hold long term, most are trading vehicles IMO.