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Thanks Dave. Had I realized it was a poaching candidate, I would have dealt with it sooner.

To clarify another concern, is the holder of the shares (or the party that is short the shares) on the ex-dividend date determined at the open or the close of the ex-dividend date? I didn't want to be short the Oracle shares regardless of the dividend payment obligation so I BTC immediately and re-established my short. I may have been short Oracle shares at the open but I covered before the close.

Learning one Foolish step at a time,

P.S. My next question will be about the Oracle short call that falls in the woods that nobody hears...
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