DTE Dividend

DTE Energy Co dividend

Although DTE has a dividend of 0.95 with an ex-dividend date of Mar 15, you can sell covered calls on DTE Energy Co 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):

DTE Energy Co (DTE)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
100.00 119.82 119.81 +0.60 829K 19 22B

DTE Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With DTE at 119.81, 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% 3.59 1.0
5% 5.99 1.6
10% 11.98 3.3

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 DTE Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 120.00 1.45 29 5.0 0.18 (0.2%)
Apr 18 120.00 2.10 63 3.3 0.18 (0.2%)
5% Yield On DTE Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 120.00 1.45 29 5.0 0.18 (0.2%)
Apr 18 120.00 2.10 63 3.3 0.18 (0.2%)
10% Yield On DTE Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 120.00 1.45 29 5.0 0.18 (0.2%)
Apr 18 120.00 2.10 63 3.3 0.18 (0.2%)

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