I'm not long shares in either AGNC or HTS right now. I just tried to look at projecting HTS's dividend going forward to get a feel for the dividend run. Don't want to get caught by a lower dividend announcement.
I could have dug deep enough to get more comfortable and eliminate some of the guess work, but I decided it probably wasn't worth all that effort. I think most signs point to $1 dividend and I'm willing to bet on that.
I also think it is good bet, but best I can tell the ex-dividend date will be June 30, and I suspect an accouncement 15th to 25th. If I hit my mark or get near to $30.50, I will sell out before the annocuncement. Then again, maybe a little fun is in order. It does seem like a good bet.
Picked up more HTS $28 calls today on the bid after the weakness set in late afternoon. Got August this time to give a little more recoup time should the SPO hit early before ex.div. Likelihood low, but they have done it before (September 2010).