ABBV Dividend Type Payments

Although ABBV has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on ABBVIE INC to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Mon 4:16 PM ET):

ABBVIE INC (ABBV)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
97.01 98.54 97.63 -1.18 5.1M 24 150B

ABBV Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With ABBV at 97.63, 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% 2.93 0.8
5% 4.88 1.3
10% 9.76 2.7

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 ABBV Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 102.00 0.05 5 1.0 3.46 (3.5%)
Aug 31 103.00 0.19 12 1.6 4.46 (4.6%)
5% Yield On ABBV Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 101.00 0.12 5 2.4 2.46 (2.5%)
Aug 31 103.00 0.19 12 1.6 4.46 (4.6%)
10% Yield On ABBV Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 100.00 0.26 5 5.2 1.46 (1.5%)
Aug 31 101.00 0.43 12 3.6 2.46 (2.5%)

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