GOOGL Dividend Type Payments

Alphabet, Inc CL A dividend

Although GOOGL has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on Alphabet, Inc CL A to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Thu 12:35 PM ET):

Alphabet, Inc CL A (GOOGL)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
1,266.91 1,267.29 1,267.11 +7.05 908K - 876B

GOOGL Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With GOOGL at 1,267.11, 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% 0.03 0.0
5% 0.05 0.0
10% 0.10 0.0

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:

3% Yield On GOOGL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 3 1392.50 1.00 9 11.1 125.21 (9.9%)
May 10 1390.00 1.90 16 11.9 122.71 (9.7%)
5% Yield On GOOGL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 3 1377.50 1.60 9 17.8 110.21 (8.7%)
May 10 1370.00 3.20 16 20.0 102.71 (8.1%)
10% Yield On GOOGL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 3 1352.50 3.40 9 37.8 85.21 (6.7%)
May 10 1340.00 6.80 16 42.5 72.71 (5.7%)

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