Just for fun I did some quick math using rough estimates and the short position has decreased in value by over 300 Million or more from the high until today. IMO
In effect today. So many people have dumped this mess and the shorts have destroyed what's left so now there is no longer any left to loan out. There never has been a large short but there is one. A divvy hike about now would certainly help the price. We all know that's wishful thinking.
Have seen this also. I did some research into my account and dividend in lieu. If your getting your dividend in lieu, which many are because of the high short interest, then you should read carefully about the tax effect and the actual rate you think your getting. Clearly explained in the Wikipedia finance page. I came to the conclusion that it might have something to do with the N/A. Strictly my observation Take it for what its worth to you.