Once companies go corporate, there's usually no turning back.
All that being said, eBay shares (NASDAQ: EBAY) have gained 25 percent this year. However, if you go further back -- to, say, the beginning of 2006 -- you're looking at a 32 percent decline in share value. Not as bad as Yahoo (down 58 percent), but a lot worse than Microsoft, whose shares basically have tread water over the same time period.
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