CECO Dividend Type Payments

Career Education Corp dividend

Although CECO has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on Career Education Corp 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):

Career Education Corp (CECO)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
18.67 18.76 18.71 -0.50 395K 22 1.3B

CECO Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With CECO at 18.71, 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% 0.56 0.2
5% 0.94 0.3
10% 1.87 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 CECO Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 19 20.00 0.15 29 0.5 1.24 (6.6%)
Oct 18 24.00 0.20 120 0.2 5.24 (28.0%)
5% Yield On CECO Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 19 20.00 0.15 29 0.5 1.24 (6.6%)
Oct 18 22.00 0.50 120 0.4 3.24 (17.3%)
10% Yield On CECO Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 19 20.00 0.15 29 0.5 1.24 (6.6%)
Oct 18 21.00 0.70 120 0.6 2.24 (12.0%)

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