Also, even if I was short, the dividend would not be paid by the short seller until the dividend date. The stock has crashed after the last dividend payment up until today's date. There are 2 more months until the next dividend. Plenty of time to hit the $39.40 price target I am establishing.
When I average down at that price, yes, the short sellers will be paying me a 10% (annual rate) dividend/distribution on my new purchase.