MMS Dividend

Maximus, Inc dividend

Although MMS has a dividend of 0.25 with an ex-dividend date of May 14, you can sell covered calls on Maximus, Inc to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Thu 11:25 AM ET):

Maximus, Inc (MMS)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
72.10 72.20 72.16 -0.28 57K 22 4.6B

MMS Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With MMS at 72.16, 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% 2.16 0.6
5% 3.61 1.0
10% 7.22 2.0

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 MMS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 17 75.00 0.65 23 2.8 2.80 (3.9%)
Jun 21 75.00 1.00 58 1.7 2.80 (3.9%)
5% Yield On MMS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 17 75.00 0.65 23 2.8 2.80 (3.9%)
Jun 21 75.00 1.00 58 1.7 2.80 (3.9%)
10% Yield On MMS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 17 75.00 0.65 23 2.8 2.80 (3.9%)

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