JNPR Dividend

JUNIPER NETWORKS dividend

Although JNPR has a dividend of 0.18 with an ex-dividend date of Aug 31, you can sell covered calls on JUNIPER NETWORKS 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):

JUNIPER NETWORKS (JNPR)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
27.50 27.80 27.74 +0.44 2.9M 57 9.4B

JNPR Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With JNPR at 27.74, 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% 0.83 0.2
5% 1.39 0.4
10% 2.77 0.8

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 JNPR Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 28.50 0.05 8 0.6 0.70 (2.5%)
Aug 31 29.00 0.04 15 0.3 1.20 (4.3%)
5% Yield On JNPR Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 28.50 0.05 8 0.6 0.70 (2.5%)
Aug 31 28.50 0.12 15 0.8 0.70 (2.5%)
10% Yield On JNPR Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 28.00 0.11 8 1.4 0.20 (0.7%)
Aug 31 28.50 0.12 15 0.8 0.70 (2.5%)

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