IT Dividend Type Payments

Gartner, Inc dividend

Although IT has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on Gartner, 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):

Gartner, Inc (IT)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
142.25 142.30 142.30 +0.50 356K 87 13B

IT Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With IT at 142.30, 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% 4.27 1.2
5% 7.12 1.9
10% 14.23 3.9

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 IT Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 150.00 0.45 22 2.0 7.70 (5.4%)
Apr 18 155.00 0.75 56 1.3 12.70 (8.9%)
5% Yield On IT Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 150.00 0.45 22 2.0 7.70 (5.4%)
Apr 18 150.00 1.70 56 3.0 7.70 (5.4%)
10% Yield On IT Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 145.00 1.65 22 7.5 2.70 (1.9%)
Apr 18 145.00 3.30 56 5.9 2.70 (1.9%)

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