Clarify what you mean by IR operations. They could release a bunch of meaningless press releases saying "hey by the way, we're great". Or you could be happy that you've found a company below the radar also paying a 5% dividend and set up for a big run upward when their EPS increases over the next several years. The dividend increase says everything you could want to know about this company.
I agree. I think we're a screaming buy right now. The dividend and buyback should support the share price at these levels. Will we be back to $60 within a year? Easily. That plus the dividend is a ~13% return. And I personally think we'll be closer to $65 a year from now.