ERIE Dividend

ERIE INDEMNITY dividend

Although ERIE has a dividend of 0.84 with an ex-dividend date of Oct 5, you can sell covered calls on ERIE INDEMNITY 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):

ERIE INDEMNITY (ERIE)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
126.10 126.10 126.10 +0.72 23K 25 6.6B

ERIE Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With ERIE at 126.10, 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% 3.78 1.0
5% 6.31 1.7
10% 12.61 3.5

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 ERIE Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 130.00 1.50 128 1.2 3.90 (3.1%)
Mar 15 130.00 3.50 212 1.7 3.90 (3.1%)

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