I don't see the takeover as being a bad thing, Howsit. It's all about the sub #'s and one thing that Malone and co, does well is adding subs. I must get 2-3 Dish/Direct ads to sign up weekly. And they have deep pockets to promote anything they want to promote and lots of contacts. Their pps is around 85 due to their management, business program and balance sheet. Maybe we can use some of that background. I'd rather have 1/2 of a $40 stock than 100% of a $5 stock. And we really wouldn't have to worry about os debt coming due in the future or any of the other potential problems going forward like Mel retiring which would have an immediate and negative effect---kinda spread out any potential future negatives. And that's not to say that just because Malone is giving a couple bucks for the shares, they won't sell the stake off once they build up the comapny and the pps reflects the results.
I'm holding but then--what's new.