I think that 'change of mind' from the brokerage community is finally happening. According to Goldman today, the entire sector is poised for a big turnaround in 2013 and will do very very well.  HAL, SHU, WFT and other giants made big gains today -- ESN won't fly under the radar long with a book value of $2.5 and a 5% yield.  This should be a $4 stock and I am just like you, holding for when the takeout for $5 or $6 + / share happens...and it will.