CNI Dividend Type Payments

Canadian National Railway Co dividend

Although CNI has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on Canadian National Railway Co to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Wed 3:50 PM ET):

Canadian National Railway Co (CNI)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
92.14 92.15 92.15 +0.46 346K 21 66B

CNI Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With CNI at 92.15, 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% 2.76 0.8
5% 4.61 1.3
10% 9.22 2.5

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 CNI Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 19 95.00 0.60 31 1.9 2.85 (3.1%)
Oct 18 95.00 2.45 122 2.0 2.85 (3.1%)
5% Yield On CNI Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 19 95.00 0.60 31 1.9 2.85 (3.1%)
Oct 18 95.00 2.45 122 2.0 2.85 (3.1%)

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