AGNC Dividend

AGNC Investment Corp dividend

Although AGNC has a dividend of 0.16 with an ex-dividend date of Jul 30, you can sell covered calls on AGNC Investment Corp to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Thu 10:45 AM ET):

AGNC Investment Corp (AGNC)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
17.43 17.44 17.43 +0.06 709K 84 9.3B

AGNC Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With AGNC at 17.43, 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% 0.52 0.1
5% 0.87 0.2
10% 1.74 0.5

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 AGNC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 26 17.50 0.13 9 1.4 0.06 (0.3%)
Aug 2 17.50 0.12 16 0.8 0.06 (0.3%)
5% Yield On AGNC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 26 17.50 0.13 9 1.4 0.06 (0.3%)
Aug 2 17.50 0.12 16 0.8 0.06 (0.3%)
10% Yield On AGNC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 26 17.50 0.13 9 1.4 0.06 (0.3%)
Aug 2 17.50 0.12 16 0.8 0.06 (0.3%)

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