KSU Dividend

Kansas City Southern dividend

Although KSU has a dividend of 0.36 with an ex-dividend date of Dec 28, you can sell covered calls on Kansas City Southern 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):

Kansas City Southern (KSU)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
90.04 98.29 97.54 -0.50 985K - 0.0B

KSU Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With KSU at 97.54, 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% 2.93 0.8
5% 4.88 1.3
10% 9.75 2.7

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 KSU Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 14 101.00 0.05 3 1.7 2.71 (2.8%)
Dec 21 103.00 0.15 10 1.5 4.71 (4.8%)
5% Yield On KSU Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 14 101.00 0.05 3 1.7 2.71 (2.8%)
Dec 21 103.00 0.15 10 1.5 4.71 (4.8%)
10% Yield On KSU Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 14 100.00 0.15 3 5.0 1.71 (1.8%)
Dec 21 102.00 0.30 10 3.0 3.71 (3.8%)

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