As for dividend capture, it's an OK strategy in a flat or rising market. Actually, if stock prices even return to the pre-exdividend price after a few days or weeks, it's a good strategy. I don't expect there to not be 'capital losses' 1-4 days after the ex-div date.
Good info - thanks all -- I am staying long on AWP simply because of the discount and divie. Also, since Alpine really messed up on AGD and AOD perhaps they will give it their all and make good using AWP as the example that they can do it...IMHO