FTS Dividend

Although FTS has a dividend of 0.34 with an ex-dividend date of May 16, you can sell covered calls on Fortis, Inc to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Tue 4:16 PM ET):

Fortis, Inc (FTS)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
34.58 35.52 35.06 -0.12 587K 20 15B

FTS Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With FTS at 35.06, 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% 1.05 0.3
5% 1.75 0.5
10% 3.51 1.0

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:

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Top 10 Open Interest For Mar 15 Expiration     Top 5 High Yield
1.SPX dividend 6.EWZ dividend   1.ROKU dividend
2.EEM dividend 7.GE dividend   2.IQ dividend
3.SPY dividend 8.BAC dividend   3.BHC dividend
4.QQQ dividend 9.XOP dividend   4.DBX dividend
5.FXI dividend 10.GLD dividend   5.VIPS dividend

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