HE Dividend

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc dividend

Although HE has a dividend of 0.32 with an ex-dividend date of Feb 25, you can sell covered calls on Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Fri 4:16 PM ET):

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc (HE)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
37.35 37.90 37.86 +0.18 464K 22 4.1B

HE Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With HE at 37.86, 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% 1.14 0.3
5% 1.89 0.5
10% 3.79 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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