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<< JDSU is up only 34.10% if you bought in the middle of 1997. Yet they've gone from under 100 million in annual sales to over 2 billion. Granted, they've bought much of the competition to get there. >>

Interesting...I wonder, though...the latter 2 acquisitions, ETEK and SDLI were major and expensive. The SDL merger was a $41 billion deal that wasn't completed until 2/2001 - while the telecom meltdown was in-progress. The ETEK deal was worth $15 billion and was completed in mid-2000. What might the contribution of those 2 giant acquisitions have been to that $2 billion?

In any case, I've got a big stake in JDSU, and I believe the future is rosy, although it's hard to see through the dark cloud before us tonight.

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