I hear ya.... and understand. But then I'd have to switch next month anyway to get the LNCO dividend and not have the K-1 hastle. I'll stay put. Both stocks will continue to rise to the occassion. LINE will catch up, but certainly appears that the buyers are looking at LNCO... Wonder why that is?
Two reasons. First, those buying LNCO for income and/or retirement portfolios are more likely to hang onto the stock for an extended period of time and less likely to sell.
Second, the short interest in this stock, at one point earlier this month, was 20% of the float. In contrast, LINE only had 6% of the float short during the same time frame. LINE is rising less quickly because there are fewer shareholders with short positions they have to cover before the forthcoming ex-dividend date--likely May 3.