DISCK Dividend Type Payments

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS dividend

Although DISCK has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS 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):

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS (DISCK)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
30.10 31.13 30.09 -0.01 3.1M - 16B

DISCK Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With DISCK at 30.09, 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% 0.90 0.2
5% 1.50 0.4
10% 3.01 0.8

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 DISCK Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 35.00 0.10 30 0.3 3.87 (12.9%)
Dec 21 35.00 0.25 65 0.4 3.87 (12.9%)
5% Yield On DISCK Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 32.50 0.40 30 1.3 1.37 (4.6%)
Dec 21 32.50 0.75 65 1.2 1.37 (4.6%)
10% Yield On DISCK Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 32.50 0.40 30 1.3 1.37 (4.6%)
Dec 21 32.50 0.75 65 1.2 1.37 (4.6%)

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