28 per share today!!! Shorts are covering as we anticipate announcement of special dividend. We're up 20 percent from low of 23 per share in August. I wish I would have purchased more at 23-24 per share in August, but didn't want to overweight my portfolio with this stock. I am way overweight on Berkshire Hathaway, but I consider that similar to a value-style mutual fund. BKE is the only retail stock that I own in my portfolio. ARO is starting to look attractive, but not sure I will go there.
I vote special dividend, but not sure news will be out today. Last year, special dividend of $1.80 was announced on Sept. 22. I expect special to be in range of $1.10 to $1.50 -- not as much as last year's special, but pretty damned good anyway. We may see $32 per share.