ex-dividend date 12/04/2012.
Why not buy it before and get the divy?
Buy before and get the dividend usually works out well. That way you get the dividend and the stock is now $1.75 cheaper. You win both ways, you get the dividend and the stock is now cheaper if you or others want to buy.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
I prefer to buy the stock at a lower cost.
or you could sell the puts and get some time premium to pay you for your wait till next dividend