the worse the dividend announcement might be. I say 65 to 45 cents. I beleive management is waiting to announce it to decrease the discount on NAV.
Here's the history of dividend announcements:6-Dec-06 $ 1.63 Dividend 5-Dec-05 $ 4.12 Dividend 17-Dec-04 $ 5.10 Dividend 11-Dec-03 $ 2.75 Dividend 26-Nov-03 $ 0.043 Dividend 26-Nov-02 $ 2.963 Dividend 6-Dec-01 $ 1.662 Dividend Based on the historical record, we're close to the announcement date.
I do not think therre will be one this year. The financials do not look good!
dividends in the past paid $1.63 a share on 12/27/06 and $4.12 a share 12/30/06
FF declared its payout on December 17 in 2004. That's the latest date I know of.