ACRE Dividend

ARES COMMERCIAL REAL dividend

Although ACRE has a dividend of 0.29 with an ex-dividend date of Sep 27, you can sell covered calls on ARES COMMERCIAL REAL to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Fri 4:16 PM ET):

ARES COMMERCIAL REAL (ACRE)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
7.90 14.13 14.13 +0.05 86K 11 0.4B

ACRE Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With ACRE at 14.13, 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% 0.42 0.1
5% 0.71 0.2
10% 1.41 0.4

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:

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