Connie was brought in to do what the current regime cannot, which is to cut-dividends, layoff workers, slice and dice the company up and reposition itself to be more profitable. It is time to take a hiatus from HE and return when times are more favorable. There will be lots of pain in the next 6 months, and your monies can be making more elsewhere.
If Connie and this Board cut the dividends this stock will drop like a rock. I agree that the pain will continue for many more months, but it will be nothing like the pain that shareholders will experience if the dividend is cut. I agree that this present team is hapless, they can not even get biofuel for the new generation plant they built and now can not run.