Why on earth would they announce a dividend when the 500 lb gorilla is the buy out??? This is ONE MORE thing that doesn't make sense, and seems to point to a hint that the company will be fully intact towards the end of October.
Advertising the dividend is a statement of success that should encourage bidders . The advertisement reads....."we make so much money beyond that needed for secure operations of the business, we will return some of it in the form of cash to our shareholders. If you are a prospective bidder, you will inherit this cash machine and can do whatever you wish with the dividend payout going forward."
Upgrading from buy to strong buy. Easy money right now.