AXP Dividend Type Payments

American Express Co dividend

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

American Express Co (AXP)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
124.91 127.97 127.08 -0.98 2.2M 16 107B

AXP Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With AXP at 127.08, 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% 3.81 1.0
5% 6.35 1.7
10% 12.71 3.5

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 AXP Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 19 135.00 0.08 3 2.7 7.03 (5.5%)
Jul 26 134.00 0.18 10 1.8 6.03 (4.7%)
5% Yield On AXP Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 19 135.00 0.08 3 2.7 7.03 (5.5%)
Jul 26 134.00 0.18 10 1.8 6.03 (4.7%)
10% Yield On AXP Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 19 133.00 0.14 3 4.7 5.03 (4.0%)
Jul 26 132.00 0.41 10 4.1 4.03 (3.2%)

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