I am trying to figure out which of the ITM calls are candidates for early exercise. Dividend is around 50 cents a share and goes ex on friday morning. Cost of carry negligible, as expiration is friday. If that assumption is incorrect, pls advise. 105 puts went out today .25-.28 with .11 cents of theta. So assuming it loses its 11 cents tommorrow and goes out say .16. Would all call strikes underneath 105 also be candidates? How do I cover the short option that might be candidate? +c-p-u.....? Because the stock should theoretically open 50 cents lower..does any of this really make a huge difference. Thank you in advance from any of our regular contributors....Mav, dmo, riskdoctor, dagnyt, etc..