I like AZN, but it had a very good runup the few months leading up to Ex Div, so I traded out my profits. It was double digit. Looking to get back in a few months from now if it pulls back and heads into the ex div cycle again. I still am looking for some portfolio diversication into a pharmacy stock. Actually debating GSK (coincidentally my initials!). Price a bit too high valuewise at the moment
Think you should have sold an in the money call about 60 days out. It would have protected your profit and you would have gotten your low tax dividend. All dividend bets are off next year so get them while the getting is good (unless you are in a low tax bracket in which case it makes not difference).