I think this might be the correct link. http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/USCSWTIM:IND
If so, then the differential is a nickel. Nevertheless, it is good to keep an eye on it.
You're right. Sorry about that. Any idea where I can find the current daily data on the Midland differential?
Here is information dated 4/3 on WTI Midland vs Cushing differential. Some positive data for WNR getting overlooked in the panic of the last few days: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-03/wti-midland-discount-plunges-to-record-on-u-s-gulf-output-surge.html
Market is high because there is no better place to put your money. It looks like the market expects the sequester cuts to be resolved. But, Obama meeting with workers in a Newport News shipyard today pointing the finger at Republicans tells me there will be no last minute resolution of the sequester cuts. The timing is terrible for WNR. A little miss against high expectations and a downturn in the market sends this thing reeling downward. I like the company and I like the fundamentals. I'm getting the same feeling as August 2011 when WNR missed at the same time the market caved in due to our inept Congress driving a drop from 21.75 to 13 in ~4 trading days...I'm a little puzzled by the low amount of selling by insiders. Took half off the table and went to the window.
WNR will go ex-dividend 2 business days before the date of record. The date of record is 11/19. Therefore, the ex-dividend date will be 11/15. You need to buy it on 11/14 or before to get the dividend.
More information on Ex-Date:
The Ex-Date, or Ex-Dividend Date, is the first day that a stock trades without entitlement to the next dividend. The ex-date is typically two business days prior to the record date which companies use to determine who should receive the dividend.
In order to receive a dividend from a paying company, you must buy the stock prior to the ex-date. You may sell the stock any time on or after the ex-date and still receive the dividend, since you would be selling the stock without the dividend rights. The ex-date is the second business day before the date of record.
Thanks for your insight. If you use the following for Big Spring Gross Profit Calc: $24.92 margin per barrel, $4.27 operating cost per barrel, 64,661 bpd, and 91 production days. Big Spring Gross Profit = $121,507,718. Obviously, that didn't happen. :-) So, I'm thinking the production days must have been around 60 or I am calculating it wrong.
I can't find anything that states Big Springs was down during the work in April. Here is a quote from the announcement, "At our Big Spring refinery, we successfully completed the planned regeneration of our reformer catalyst and replacement of several catalyst beds in April. After the regeneration, our refinery throughput for May and June averaged nearly 71,000 barrels per day. Our operations at Big Spring have been excellent, which has allowed us to take full advantage of the favorable margin environment experienced in this region."