AAPL Dividend

APPLE dividend

Although AAPL has a dividend of 3.29 with an ex-dividend date of May 8, you can sell covered calls on APPLE to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Thu 4:16 PM ET):

APPLE (AAPL)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
566.80 567.00 567.77 +43.02 26.9M 13 468B

AAPL Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With AAPL at 567.77, here's a table showing how big the annual "dividend" (ie. total annual call premium received) would need to be to attain 3%, 5%, and 10% annual yields. Also shown is the equivalent number of cents/day necessary to achieve each yield:

Annual Yield Annual Premium Cents/Day
3% 17.03 4.7
5% 28.39 7.8
10% 56.78 15.6

So now we need to find out of the money covered calls that pay at least the prescribed cents/day amount of time premium. That will generate income and, because they are out of the money, leave room for some upside potential on the stock. Here are some examples:

3% Yield On AAPL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 2 595.00 0.42 9 4.7 28.00 (4.9%)
May 17 600.00 1.26 23 5.5 33.00 (5.8%)
5% Yield On AAPL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 2 585.00 1.14 9 12.7 18.00 (3.2%)
May 17 590.00 2.38 23 10.3 23.00 (4.1%)
10% Yield On AAPL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 2 580.00 1.96 9 21.8 13.00 (2.3%)
May 17 580.00 4.45 23 19.3 13.00 (2.3%)

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