so if i buy today i get the div payment of .667 per share at the end of nov
Yes, it is.
Yes, you do, but be careful. If you go back and look, on the ex-date, the share price will drop by at least the amount of the distribution. The pattern has been that the stock drops further after that. It is a sucker's play.
Showing more strength today than anticipated. The one thing we can never account for is human nature..lol