HZNP Dividend Type Payments

HORIZON PHARMA PLC ORDINARY SH dividend

Although HZNP has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on HORIZON PHARMA PLC ORDINARY SH 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):

HORIZON PHARMA PLC ORDINARY SH (HZNP)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
14.60 19.98 19.07 -0.02 736K - 3.2B

HZNP Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With HZNP at 19.07, 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% 0.57 0.2
5% 0.95 0.3
10% 1.91 0.5

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 HZNP Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 22.00 0.15 29 0.5 2.02 (10.6%)
Jan 18 24.00 0.15 92 0.2 4.02 (21.1%)
5% Yield On HZNP Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 22.00 0.15 29 0.5 2.02 (10.6%)
Jan 18 23.00 0.25 92 0.3 3.02 (15.8%)
10% Yield On HZNP Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 21.00 0.30 29 1.0 1.02 (5.3%)
Jan 18 21.00 0.75 92 0.8 1.02 (5.3%)

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