HAL Dividend

HALLIBURTON dividend

Although HAL has a dividend of 0.18 with an ex-dividend date of Sep 4, you can sell covered calls on HALLIBURTON to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Thu 1:05 PM ET):

HALLIBURTON (HAL)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
40.10 40.11 40.11 +0.41 3.0M 346 35B

HAL Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With HAL at 40.11, 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% 1.20 0.3
5% 2.01 0.5
10% 4.01 1.1

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 HAL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 42.50 0.04 9 0.4 2.39 (6.0%)
Aug 31 43.00 0.07 16 0.4 2.89 (7.2%)
5% Yield On HAL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 42.00 0.08 9 0.9 1.89 (4.7%)
Aug 31 42.50 0.12 16 0.8 2.39 (6.0%)
10% Yield On HAL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 41.50 0.14 9 1.6 1.39 (3.5%)
Aug 31 42.00 0.18 16 1.1 1.89 (4.7%)

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