I would have liked to see a "Special Dividend", I think that might have caused a nice rally and got some shorts to re-think their position. I worry about this slowing market, but they are the best in the business, they will figure it out. The dividend is safe, we will see how earnings go this quarter, it might be in for a nice run if it posts good numbers!
You are absolutely right a "Special Dividend" will sky rocket the share price. I see lot of volumes after hours. Is it a possible "Special Dividend" announcement. Hmm wondering what will happen to the SHORTS.
The nice thing about "too much of shorting" is when the trend reverses and the covering begins. This is the perfect storm for this stock IMHO; the obvious difficulties of a printing company in a world of digital ink, and then the "premature release" on Google, dividend stocks all of a sudden being out of favor with tax uncertainty, all of which leads to tax loss selling. I would expect January to show a pretty good snap back from all of this and hopefully a short covering rally (of course some decent results would help).
I don't know how my "sentiment" in the previous post came out "strong sell", should be "strong buy"; I got in after the "google affair" (too soon) and added more yesterday and may buy some more between now and year end. My take on this is basically "The reports of RRD's death have been greatly exagerated."