IYR Dividend Type Payments

iShares DJ US REAL ESTA dividend

Although IYR has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on iShares DJ US REAL ESTA to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Mon 11:15 AM ET):

iShares DJ US REAL ESTA (IYR)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
76.29 76.30 76.29 +0.74 2.6M - 37B

IYR Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With IYR at 76.29, 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% 2.29 0.6
5% 3.81 1.0
10% 7.63 2.1

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 IYR Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Oct 19 78.50 0.05 5 1.0 2.20 (2.9%)
Oct 26 79.00 0.12 12 1.0 2.70 (3.5%)
5% Yield On IYR Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Oct 19 78.00 0.12 5 2.4 1.70 (2.2%)
Oct 26 78.50 0.20 12 1.7 2.20 (2.9%)
10% Yield On IYR Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Oct 19 78.00 0.12 5 2.4 1.70 (2.2%)
Oct 26 78.00 0.31 12 2.6 1.70 (2.2%)

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