Funds will buy because the 5.5 percent yield for a company with this balance sheet is very attractive to them. There are funds that invest based on yield percentage. Of course, growth is a factor, you are right about that. Remember,the large hedge funds shorting this have to pay the dividend. Thus, a million shares short owes 250,000 in a few weeks, not a large sum, but it has to be accounted for. I think the volume of these past few days will continue as shorts want to get out before the divdend payment is due.