MPC Dividend Type Payments

Marathon Petroleum Corp dividend

Although MPC has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on Marathon Petroleum Corp to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Mon 9:45 AM ET):

Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
61.39 61.41 61.40 +0.95 524K 11 41B

MPC Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With MPC at 61.40, 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% 1.84 0.5
5% 3.07 0.8
10% 6.14 1.7

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 MPC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 22 63.50 0.05 5 1.0 2.09 (3.4%)
Mar 29 64.00 0.15 12 1.3 2.59 (4.2%)
5% Yield On MPC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 22 63.50 0.05 5 1.0 2.09 (3.4%)
Mar 29 64.00 0.15 12 1.3 2.59 (4.2%)
10% Yield On MPC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 22 63.00 0.10 5 2.0 1.59 (2.6%)
Mar 29 63.50 0.23 12 1.9 2.09 (3.4%)

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