You're too late. Ex dividend date was yesterday. That is why price opened $6 lower. If you had owned before ex div date and held until yesterday, you collect the dividend. You will not actually get the money until April 28. Record date doesn't make any difference, only the ex-dividend date. I've done this many times on large specials on chance price would recover some after ex. Usually does, for 5-6 gain in two or three days.