Last year dividend was on March 4 for this quarter,so I would expect the announcement any day now.Due to the small size of the SPO it should be absorbed quickly in a few days.I'll put in a low ball GTC call order tommorrow,might hit due to sequester and SPO.Anything I buy tommorrow should turn green on divi run which is right around the corner,the unknown question is what effect if any will the sequester have on pps.
Last year seemed didn't seem typical. (Note too they pre-announced that 3/5/12 div back on 2/6/12). By comparison, 2011 had a 3/21 ex-div announced on 3/7, and 2010 had a 3/29 ex-div announced on 3/16.
Currently the options market is also assuming the ex-div arriving after March 16th options expiration.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results of course, and today's SPO is another example of that.