CBSH Dividend

Commerce Bancshares, Inc dividend

Although CBSH has a dividend of 0.26 with an ex-dividend date of Mar 7, you can sell covered calls on Commerce Bancshares, Inc 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):

Commerce Bancshares, Inc (CBSH)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
60.60 63.37 63.37 +0.72 874K 17 7.0B

CBSH Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With CBSH at 63.37, 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% 1.90 0.5
5% 3.17 0.9
10% 6.34 1.7

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 CBSH Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 65.00 0.20 24 0.8 1.63 (2.6%)
Apr 18 65.00 1.00 58 1.7 1.63 (2.6%)
5% Yield On CBSH Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Apr 18 65.00 1.00 58 1.7 1.63 (2.6%)
May 17 65.00 1.40 87 1.6 1.63 (2.6%)

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