"Shares in Sun Microsystems have sputtered to a 52-week low of
$17.25 down from a period high of $27.12. It would be hard to find
a company that has worked harder to get its shares up.
"Sun reverse split its stock on the theory that being over $10
would attract more institutional investors. That does not appear to
have worked. The company also changed its symbol from SUNW to JAVA.
No heartbeat there..."