November 2, 2005 9:18 AM PST

SGI stock faces delisting

Silicon Graphics Inc., doyenne of the supercomputer world, will be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange next Monday.

The company's stock, which once traded at $50 per share, fell below NYSE's minimum standard for continued listing earlier this year.

The move comes as little surprise. The company received a warning from the NYSE in May, when its share price dropped below the $1 barrier. Although it had dipped into sub-$1 territory in late 2001 and again in late 2002, the price on both occasions recovered within a month or two.

This year, SGI's shares have traded below the dollar mark for six months straight. They currently trade at less than 70 cents--well below its $50 mark in the heady days of 1995.

NYSE's standard requires that a company's common stock trade at a minimum average closing share price of a dollar during a consecutive 30-day trading period. In a terse press release, SGI noted that "common stock has not returned to compliance with this standard."

SGI said it now expects its stock to be traded on the small-cap OTC Bulletin Board.

Matt Loney of ZDNet UK reported from London.

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Sigh...
Goodbye SGI. I was a fan but you failed to keep up with competitors
and now it's over.
Posted by cjohn17 (268 comments )
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We'll Miss You
I've been an SGI Admin/Engineer for the past 6 years, and this is a shame. I hope that Altix has a chance at perhaps bolstering what is left, but it's a sad day. SGI has fun hardware and a great operating system, but I guess it's not enough.

We'll Miss You, SGI.
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SGI will be a "hot" OTC stock
Can't wait to see the junk faxes and emails touting this thing.
Posted by itmediaco (2 comments )
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Sgi well they tried
Sgi at one time was a killer company.
There hardware and software was used for everything from computer animation to nuclear weapons simulation.
These days theres just to much competition in this space. Linux is a major factor. When you can
get An OS for free and the hardware for a song.
You can build major clusters of comptuers for a fraction of what Sgi hardware would cost.

I'm sure that pass investors are kind of pissed at the company. Worse yet some of there ex-employees are really pissed at the company.
They were told if they did not sell there shares the company would double the number of shares they had. We all know what happened next. SGI filed for bankruptcy protection and the stock tanked.
For the most part SGI has been its own worse enemy.
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Stock Holder
Unfortunately I didnt keep up to date information of this company. I have 200 shares of this company. Are they worth anything now? Or can those be worth anything in future?
I will appreciate if somebody can advise. Will SGI may come back after sometime OR I should forget the shares?
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