Well if stock is running strong then might not sell off as much as the dividend paid. However, in this case I would sell before ex date and look for it to sell off more. As this stock ran up strong, then sold off before the ex date so that seems to be most are doing. As I feel this stock has less going for it than FTR, and FTR tanked to 6.30 currently, I would expect see it sell off into low $6 before next Ex date. I would not be in a rush to buy it now as with this market I can't see anything to move it higher.