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Author: Gouldberg Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool CAPS All Star Motley Fool One Everlasting Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 26  
Subject: X-Rite looks strong Date: 11/18/2006 1:45 PM
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I've been following X-Rite for about two years. I was on the fence until they closed their merger with their largest competitor. Now I'm convinced this is the best time in the last couple years to consider investing.

Here's a recent story/favorable writeup about the company from MarketWatch:

http://tinyurl.com/y9v68h
Synopsis: X-Rite recently closed a huge merger with Amazys. This has set back near-term profitability. But the long-term value of the company is promising.

Also, here's my 60-second pitch from my CAPS writeup:
With the acquisition of Amazys behind them, X-Rite is the clear 800-lb. gorilla and should dominate every aspect of the color-management industry. Very reasonably priced at the moment, with insiders buying like crazy. Bridgeway Ultra Small Company fund has been buying shares, too. The acquisition also gives them a great, shareholder-friendly leader in Tom Vacchiano.

Anybody else out there see this as a potential Hidden-Gems-style investment?

Gouldberg
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