"It will pull back next week when it pays special dividend"
More often than not, the market prices in cash distributions when they are announced. And definitely by the "payable to shareholders of record" date, being the market is a forward discounting mechanism.
If what you assert was true. You would have basically ZERO buyers between the "announcement" and the "payable on" date, if people thought they were going to lose 2.50 a share on that specific date.