IEZ Dividend Type Payments

iShares US Oil Equipment & Services ETF dividend

Although IEZ has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on iShares US Oil Equipment & Services ETF 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):

iShares US Oil Equipment & Services ETF (IEZ)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
23.62 24.32 24.18 -0.15 96K - 0.0B

IEZ Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With IEZ at 24.18, 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% 0.73 0.2
5% 1.21 0.3
10% 2.42 0.7

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 IEZ Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 26.00 0.15 15 1.0 1.68 (6.9%)
Jan 18 29.00 0.10 43 0.2 4.68 (19.4%)
5% Yield On IEZ Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 26.00 0.15 15 1.0 1.68 (6.9%)
Jan 18 28.00 0.15 43 0.3 3.68 (15.2%)
10% Yield On IEZ Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 26.00 0.15 15 1.0 1.68 (6.9%)
Jan 18 27.00 0.30 43 0.7 2.68 (11.1%)

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