I don't get it. Why the big sell off today since this stock goes ex-dividend tomorrow. And the dividends are qualified dividends on tax returns bringing about a lower tax rate. Oh, well, not much in this market that I do understand lately.
You obviously don't know anything about qualified dividends. Ask your tax man or woman about them. Your dividends will certainly be qualified on your tax return this year. Holding a stock for a year has nothing to do with qualified dividends. You are thinking of long term and short term holding on stock sales.