"Skeptical Investors punish PROVIDIAN shares" "Wall Street outrage at Providian Financial Corp. reached a fever pitch yesterday, when the company saw 60% if its REMAINING VALUE ERASED IN A DAY (!!!!) as analysts and investors openly speculated about whether the company would be forced into bankruptcy or sale." Stock price for Providian on Jan 04, 2001 = $64.06 Stock Price for Providian on Oct 19, 2001 = $ 5.15 Value of PVN Corp Jan 04, 2001 = $18.2 Billion Value of PVN Corp Oct 19, 2001 = $ 1.4 Billion "Bank of America, while not changing its "market perform" rating, said in BOLD PRINT in its report: "We do not recommend buying this stock." I guess this says it all. There are other quotes about how Wall Street thinks Providian screwed their investors every bit as much as the cardholders. WRONG! This time, even still paying 23.99% on a Providian card, WE CONSUMERS did not get screwed anywhere near as bad as their investors! Later - Dogman FYI - I never have heard how the anthrax scare at Providian turned out?! Anyone know?