MORN Dividend

MORNINGSTAR dividend

Although MORN has a dividend of 0.25 with an ex-dividend date of Oct 16, you can sell covered calls on MORNINGSTAR 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):

MORNINGSTAR (MORN)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
111.54 111.77 111.77 +1.43 68K 30 4.7B

MORN Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With MORN at 111.77, 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% 3.35 0.9
5% 5.59 1.5
10% 11.18 3.1

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 MORN Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Oct 19 115.00 0.25 8 3.1 3.23 (2.9%)
Nov 16 120.00 0.70 36 1.9 8.23 (7.4%)
5% Yield On MORN Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Oct 19 115.00 0.25 8 3.1 3.23 (2.9%)
Nov 16 120.00 0.70 36 1.9 8.23 (7.4%)
10% Yield On MORN Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Oct 19 115.00 0.25 8 3.1 3.23 (2.9%)
Nov 16 115.00 1.75 36 4.9 3.23 (2.9%)

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