i am in the same "boat" as you except not that concerned about getting in b4 ex date... my guess is it hits support soon based on the upcoming distribution..but after ex could fall back under $30...just a guess i do want to pick some of this up.
I am waiting for the same 30'ish support - btw great at ta (hard in this market) and know ARLP well but thought it might be low this earnings report... I still do not believe coal will be phased OUT regardless of "green" energy - all have their own problems (although I do agree certain aspects of coal production need to be addressed).
Today was a candlestick that indicated buying at the bottom but could be short's covering - so will wait a day or so...not concerned with plus or minus but knew overbought short term. All mho.
(good to see someone is "alive" on this board, lol)