GILD Dividend Type Payments

Gilead Sciences, Inc dividend

Although GILD has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on Gilead Sciences, 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):

Gilead Sciences, Inc (GILD)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
64.30 64.52 64.84 -0.28 9.0M - 0.0B

GILD Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With GILD at 64.84, 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% 1.95 0.5
5% 3.24 0.9
10% 6.48 1.8

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 GILD Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 69.50 0.03 4 0.8 4.98 (7.7%)
Dec 28 71.00 0.06 11 0.5 6.48 (10.0%)
5% Yield On GILD Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 69.00 0.05 4 1.3 4.48 (6.9%)
Dec 28 70.00 0.11 11 1.0 5.48 (8.5%)
10% Yield On GILD Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 68.50 0.08 4 2.0 3.98 (6.1%)
Dec 28 69.00 0.20 11 1.8 4.48 (6.9%)

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