KHC Dividend

Although KHC has a dividend of 0.63 with an ex-dividend date of Aug 16, you can sell covered calls on THE KRAFT HEINZ CO COMMON to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Wed 4:16 PM ET):

THE KRAFT HEINZ CO COMMON (KHC)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
59.10 59.70 59.09 -0.43 5.2M 6.8 73B

KHC Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With KHC at 59.09, 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% 1.77 0.5
5% 2.95 0.8
10% 5.91 1.6

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 KHC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 62.50 0.35 38 0.9 2.80 (4.7%)
Oct 19 62.50 0.70 66 1.1 2.80 (4.7%)
5% Yield On KHC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 62.50 0.35 38 0.9 2.80 (4.7%)
Oct 19 62.50 0.70 66 1.1 2.80 (4.7%)
10% Yield On KHC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 60.00 0.90 38 2.4 0.30 (0.5%)
Oct 19 60.00 1.45 66 2.2 0.30 (0.5%)

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