CBU Dividend

Community Bank System, Inc dividend

Although CBU has a dividend of 0.38 with an ex-dividend date of Jun 13, you can sell covered calls on Community Bank System, Inc 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):

Community Bank System, Inc (CBU)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
63.98 64.00 64.00 +1.00 108K 19 3.2B

CBU Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With CBU at 64.00, 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% 1.92 0.5
5% 3.20 0.9
10% 6.40 1.8

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 CBU Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jun 21 65.00 0.40 29 1.4 1.00 (1.6%)
Jul 19 65.00 0.75 57 1.3 1.00 (1.6%)
5% Yield On CBU Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jun 21 65.00 0.40 29 1.4 1.00 (1.6%)
Jul 19 65.00 0.75 57 1.3 1.00 (1.6%)

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