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Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, a longtime disgruntled Cisco Systems (CSCO) shareholder, wants...

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, a longtime disgruntled Cisco Systems (CSCO) shareholder, wants the company to pay a bigger dividend. Cisco holds $43B in cash, nearly half of its market value, despite weak growth. "If they can't give shareholders value, then they have to give cash," Nader says.
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  • spald_fr
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    Nader has a valid point. He gets one about every decade or so.
    24 Jun 2011, 10:03 AM Reply Like
  • lafano
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    Isn't this a capitalist view point? Wow! Shame on him and idiots like him (i.e. Michael Moore) always trying to come across as an anti business Marxist (thus fooling the masses and "mobs" - from Ann Coulter's book Demonic).
    24 Jun 2011, 10:10 AM Reply Like
  • Hubert Biagi
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    Battle of the arrogants... Chambers vs. Nader
    24 Jun 2011, 10:18 AM Reply Like
  • Duude
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    Does Nader know what an energy hog Cisco Systems is? Ought he put his money where his mouth is?
    24 Jun 2011, 10:23 AM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    "Consumer Advocate" Ralph Nader.

     

    Gee, it's great to have jobs in which you get to appoint yourself.

     

    Rather like "Black Leader" Jesse Jackson.

     

    Of course, both of those men submitted themselves to votes of their fellow citizens. For a reason unknown to me, both thought themselves qualified to be President of the United States. That job must be more appealing than Consumer Advocate, Black Leader or Community Organizer.

     

    "As for me, I always thought the Germans had neat titles, so some time back I became "Ubergruppenfuhrer" Mark Twain."
    -- Albert Einstein.
    24 Jun 2011, 10:44 AM Reply Like
  • halconnoche
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    That Nader...what a capitalist.
    24 Jun 2011, 10:48 AM Reply Like
  • realitybiter
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    Could Cisco senior management simply end the debate by adding up the last 10 years of senior management bonuses, via stock option gains, and compare it to the stock performance?

     

    Stock has lost hundreds of billions while the management has enriched themselves billions. Doesn't that upset shareholders?

     

    Re-issue options at lows, cash out on the highs two years later, repeat. No real increase in long term gain, but huge personal gains.

     

    If they simply bought their stock outright, rather than game the options, there would be no discussion.
    24 Jun 2011, 11:38 AM Reply Like
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