there is little to assume. The hearing will be in May and there are 2 other properties that XTO is claiming it is owed money on, so there is a decent chance that the divvy on HGT could be near zero for several years - which would take this back down to 6 immediately. Not sure how much higher this should squeeze when ur getting an extra 30 cents (6 dividends of a nickel) of value that you didnt have 2 weeks ago yet the stock is up $1.50
very possible. So based on your concerns the answer for you is to sell.
I don't mean that in a sarcastic way - we are all kind of gamblers here with the possibility for this to be a decent investment or a washout based on some court decisions of which we cannot know the outcome. So it's certainly a reasonable decision to take profits based on what you consider may be an unsustainable move up. Others may want to hold on and go for 'double or nothing'. Only thing I would suggest is for nobody to have too big a percent of their portfolio in this.