IHE Dividend Type Payments

iShares US Pharmaceutical ETF dividend

Although IHE has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on iShares US Pharmaceutical ETF to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Thu 9:50 AM ET):

iShares US Pharmaceutical ETF (IHE)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
154.12 154.40 154.40 0.00 1K - 0.0B

IHE Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With IHE at 154.40, 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% 4.63 1.3
5% 7.72 2.1
10% 15.44 4.2

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 IHE Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 157.00 0.20 9 2.2 2.60 (1.7%)
Jan 18 160.00 0.60 37 1.6 5.60 (3.6%)
5% Yield On IHE Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 157.00 0.20 9 2.2 2.60 (1.7%)
Jan 18 159.00 0.90 37 2.4 4.60 (3.0%)
10% Yield On IHE Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 156.00 0.60 9 6.7 1.60 (1.0%)
Jan 18 157.00 2.30 37 6.2 2.60 (1.7%)

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