There is little demand for the stock today. It will take a few days for the new PO to wear off. Then demand will improve if managment measures up and gives out a little good news on occasion. Aside from today, it has been recognized by several market scholars that with the demand for income by retires and retirement accounts, that good stocks that pay a dividend are more sought after and command a higher PE ratio than stocks that don't. Now I'm talking about simaliar stocks, ie., apples to apples, not apples to bananas. It did't used to be that way, but it is the future. Stock holders are wising up to "growth" where most of the "growth" is in the officers salary.