PBI has many issues that cannot be ignored. The debt situation is not very favorable to the company, especially since PBI provides the financing for their consumers. PBI could have overextended credit on the upswing of the previous cycle and is now getting hit by the double whammy of companies having difficulty paying back their debt as well as a stalled economy that has reduced the demand for their postal equipment. PBI also has a high dividend payout ratio of 73% based on trailing twelve months earnings.
My expectation is that PBI will fall further when the market opens. As long as the Dow Theory bull market indication isn't reversed and depending on the extent of the decline, I would consider buying PBI. Of course, I'm hoping for a situation where the price goes all the way down to the $14 or $15 level established in 1992. I strongly recommend that you watch this stock and do your research. Touc.
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