I'm a long who's not at all worried about collecting the dividend. EDE will never cut the dividend, because they are growing and a cut would be the kiss of death when they want to sell more stock in 2003. Further, costs are abating while earnings are rebounding. Earnings will exceed the dividend in 2003.
This is the time every quarter that I like best, because Short Traders only have until next week to sell before they have to pay the dividend.
Longs can sit back and enjoy while the Short Traders squirm. The Shorts may even have to buy back their short position in EDE in a stock market rally like today!
I agree with you Baskofgold. I hope you are a sorceress who is putting a powerful hex on EDE Short Traders. You get my read recommendation.