Maybe management is finally going to get the dividend back to $1.68 as it was not that long ago. My guess is the recent price increase is an indication of a dividend increase.
I believe that the dividend was $2.00 a few years back. I do agree with your assertion that the recent stock increase is due to a possible increase in the dividend.
We'll probably see somewhere about .35 for a $1.40 annual
Earnings need to be better. The only reason we saw anything decent was because of the one time 2 bill payment. I suspect next earnings session will not be so nice