By Kimberley on Sep 23, 2008
I am one of SUNW's (I mean JAVA's) biggest fans.   As a longterm participant in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan, I have reaped the benefits of ESPP, felt the tingling joys & niggling pains of being a stock owner, made wads of cash, spent bundles of cash, and watched some of the stockpile melt away, and some of it grow.
In the long run, I don't know if I've made more or lost more, but I do know this.   I am a Sun Microsystems stockholder.   An owner of Sun Microsystems.   One of millions of stakeholders who Sun employees work so hard to please.
"ESPP Time", both for programme enrollment & the actual stock purchase, comes twice a year.   We are getting close to that time again.   For those already in the programme, the choices to make right now are simple:
Stay in and buy the stock at ESPP prices
Now, I don't give no nevermind to what the Wall Street analysts have to say about JAVA, not when it comes to making my own decision about whether to purchase SMI stock or not.
I work here.   I know what we're doing.   I know we have great products.   I know customers want those products.   I believe our upper management & execs are focussed on making those Wall Street naysayers get all warm and fuzzy about SMI again.   And so, I will continue to increase my ownership of Sun Microsystems.
Yup, I'm buying more SUNW.   Erhm... I mean JAVA.