JEF Dividend

JEFFERIES FINANCIAL GROUP INC dividend

Although JEF has a dividend of 0.13 with an ex-dividend date of Sep 14, you can sell covered calls on JEFFERIES FINANCIAL GROUP INC to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Tue 1:10 PM ET):

JEFFERIES FINANCIAL GROUP INC (JEF)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
23.94 23.95 23.95 +0.46 1.3M 12 7.8B

JEF Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With JEF at 23.95, 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% 0.72 0.2
5% 1.20 0.3
10% 2.40 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 JEF Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 25.00 0.15 32 0.5 1.05 (4.4%)
Oct 19 25.00 0.40 60 0.7 1.05 (4.4%)
5% Yield On JEF Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 25.00 0.15 32 0.5 1.05 (4.4%)
Oct 19 25.00 0.40 60 0.7 1.05 (4.4%)
10% Yield On JEF Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 24.00 0.50 32 1.6 0.05 (0.2%)
Oct 19 25.00 0.40 60 0.7 1.05 (4.4%)

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