MDSO Dividend Type Payments

MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS dividend

Although MDSO has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS 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):

MEDIDATA SOLUTIONS (MDSO)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
58.00 84.76 70.06 -0.76 980K 75 4.3B

MDSO Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With MDSO at 70.06, 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% 2.10 0.6
5% 3.50 1.0
10% 7.01 1.9

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 MDSO Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jan 18 85.00 0.55 92 0.6 0.24 (0.3%)

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