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Pretty dubious looking long term monthly chart imo. The more so given that they conducting a buyback.
No comment on whether a short term trader's opportunity could occur, not my thing, although I doubt that also. I would take a monthly or even a weekly close below 21.50 as a sell signal if I were holding, as I take that level as support for a potential irregular head and shoulders top (just the way I visualise it).
I believe they have down guided earnings for FY24?

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Pretty dubious looking long term monthly chart imo. The more so given that they conducting a buyback.
No comment on whether a short term trader's opportunity could occur, not my thing, although I doubt that also. I would take a monthly or even a weekly close below 21.50 as a sell signal if I were holding, as I take that level as support for a potential irregular head and shoulders top (just the way I visualise it).
I believe they have down guided earnings for FY24?

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I take all that on board.
Naturally years 20-22 were boom years due to the demand of protective products demand.
I guess costs are the main pressures now.
 
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Still buying back shares... Stupid idea. Was stupid 18 months ago. Still stupid today. Could have had better return of paying debt, investments in cost reductions, or minor acquisitions.

Whats the investment case for a company which pays a minor dividend and has limited growth? Takeover?

Cash generation is still ok but is it worthy of a $3 billion market cap/$21 share price?
 

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Still buying back shares... Stupid idea. Was stupid 18 months ago. Still stupid today. Could have had better return of paying debt, investments in cost reductions, or minor acquisitions.

Whats the investment case for a company which pays a minor dividend and has limited growth? Takeover?

Cash generation is still ok but is it worthy of a $3 billion market cap/$21 share price?
Great Question.

In this scenario of rate rises being more likely that decreases eliminating debt Is probably the most sound investment.
Even if the company feels the SP is undervalued.
 
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Still buying back shares... Stupid idea. Was stupid 18 months ago. Still stupid today. Could have had better return of paying debt, investments in cost reductions, or minor acquisitions.

Whats the investment case for a company which pays a minor dividend and has limited growth? Takeover?

Cash generation is still ok but is it worthy of a $3 billion market cap/$21 share price?
ANN has been around for a long time , many investors will have it tucked in their 'bottom drawer ' at a much lower entry price

now i have seen one rationale for keeping the debt loads up as a 'poison pill' defense

i do not hold this share ( i could never crunch the numbers attractively enough for me ... but then i only started investing in 2011)

PS i agree on the buy-back , but then i don't get a vote at the AGM
 
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Chart's looking much better and I've even been thinking of it as a buy candidate.
I'd forgotten I'd made a negative post on this and it looks more likely @UMike will be vindicated.
The price has not made a weekly close below $21 - I said earlier 21.50, but that makes no sense and I might have missread the scale - so it appears important support is holding.

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Was surprised looking at the monthly chart since 2019
I jump in like an awk in Feb 2019 with Covid starting..looking at the chart it should have been a right move but I remember that stock as a dud.
It took ages to slightly rise while people were doubling or more their money on zoom or other idiotic remote working stocks.
I sold with a slight underwhelming profit and a note of : do not touch again...
If a stock of medical protective supply can not kill it during Covid, let's not bother.
Not sure much exîst to change my stance
 
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