Saturday, July 16, 2005
The Experimental Agency (XAIN)
ABN AMRO, Accenture, Aegis Insurance, Alberto-Culver, American Council of Life Insurers, Ameritech, Amoco, Anchor Food Products, Aramark, Astrazeneca, AvenueQ, Bank Calumet, Bank One, Biora,Black Clawson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Burberry, Capri Capital Advisors, Cellular One, Chicago Stock Exchange, Citadel Investment Group, Clinical Insights, ComEd, Coors Brewing, Del Monte, Discount Tire Company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ernst & Young, Eurex, ewireless, Exelon, Fairmont Hotels, The Fashion Group, Fleet Mortgage, Gardner Publishing, Chicago Gateway Green, GE Capital, General Growth Properties, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoWellcome, Goldman Sachs, Heartland Advisors, Heitman Real Estate Investment Management, Hermès, Human Rights Campaign, HK Systems, Hotel 71, Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland, Information Technology Resellers Association, Integrated Communications, Inter-Continental Hotels, JetForm Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Jones Lang LaSalle, Kemper Securities, Kensington Marquette Partners, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, LaSalle Bank, LaSalle Investment Management, Lederle Laboratories, Liberty Mutual Insurance,M. Shanken CommunicationsManaged Funds Association, MCI, McDonald's Corporation, McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, Mecalux, The Merchandise Mart Properties, Merrill Lynch, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Montgomery Ward(?), Motorola,Movers International, Munich Convention Bureau, Mutual Life Of Canada, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Navistar, Nortel Networks, Northwestern University, Novartis, Organon, Pontiac/GMC, R & D Magazine, Renaissance Hotel Corporation, Robert Morris College, Royal Alliance, RREEF DB Real Estate, RREEF Funds, Salvatore Ferragamo, Scholastic,Seagram Companies, Searle, Sears, Roebuck and Company, Security Capital, Seko Industries, Smith, Bucklin & Associates, Inc., Song Airlines, Starwood, The Money Store, The Taubman Companies, Tiffany and Company, Topco Associates, Toshiba Medical, Tribune Company, Vogue Magazine, UBS Warburg, United Airlines, W Hotels, Whirlpool, Yaskawa Electric America, Zurich Kemper, Zurich-American Insurance
The event management industry is claimed to be fragmented and they're doing consolidation (although they're not exactly a financial powerhouse).
They bought "Musters & Company" on Jan 3, 2005.
Results have been pretty crappy, but it's not clear to me yet whether this is because the industry and/or company is crappy or if they're simply ramping up. If they're ramping up, the stock would be worth at least 70 cents. It's currently selling for about 43 cents.
UPDATE: Stop following