Corporations: Mighty Miniatures

Experts are likely to say that the company suffers from the aftereffects of bad decisions at the top and that many of its divisions can barely make ends meet. They have been saying this for years about the Fairchild Camera & Instrument Corp. — and they may be right. Yet last year Fairchild's shares rose by a greater percentage than any others on the New York Stock Ex change, spurting from $27.25 to $165.25.

Last week, going against the market's downtrend, Fairchild lifted to an all-time high of $210, an extraordinary 65 times...

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