I bought the stock on Friday the 26th and sold it on Monday the 29th? I bought a 1,000 shares for the dividend and sold deep in the month calls to protect myself against the stock taking a dump which it did (so I sold the shares and bought back the calls at a wash).
Thanks, my strategy was to get in just for the dividend while protecting myself with selling deep in the money puts (in this case, I sold $12.50 Jan calls thank goodness). So net of the transaction costs, I should net a little less than $400. I did the same thing with USB.