I wish WTM wouldn't do that to OB. OB already pays taxes on corporate income. Then when they pay a large special dividend, it is taxed again at the State and Federal level. I'd rather see OB GROW their specialty business, which will increase BV..and increse share price. OB already pays a too rich 6.25% dividend. OB has a good group of niche specialty companies. Grow them and we are better served, IMO. warren Buffet grew his insurance companies fabulously....and increased BV and share price..by reinvesting in the business and not taking double taxed dividends.
OB isn't supposed to grow. It's supposed to be looted. That's what it was designed for. You have no idea what you have invested in, and I use the term 'invested' in the most ironic manner conceivable. You should not be allowed to handle your own money and should shut up.