with normal price action prior to the ex-dividend date, should see LINE higher over the next few days.
During the same quarter last year, LINE appreciated from an intraday low of $38.63 on April 24, 2012 to an intraday high of $40.80 on May 3, 2012. The price appreciation over $40 occurred on the last 4 days before the ex-dividend date.
Last year, we had the election and potential tax increase headwinds heading into the summer. Additionally, there weren't as many unit holders with short positions to cover either.
From a longer term point of view, once the Berry acquisition closes, it should be accretive and create additional cash flow. Add in the fact that world governments continue to print money and there should be inflation in oil & gas with the dollar's strength weakening over time.