CHL Dividend Type Payments

China Mobile Ltd dividend

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

China Mobile Ltd (CHL)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
52.33 53.64 52.90 -2.80 1.8M - 228B

CHL Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With CHL at 52.90, 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% 1.59 0.4
5% 2.65 0.7
10% 5.29 1.4

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 CHL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Apr 18 55.00 0.25 29 0.9 1.36 (2.6%)
May 17 55.00 0.45 58 0.8 1.36 (2.6%)
5% Yield On CHL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Apr 18 55.00 0.25 29 0.9 1.36 (2.6%)
May 17 55.00 0.45 58 0.8 1.36 (2.6%)

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