NBL Dividend Type Payments

NOBLE ENERGY dividend

Although NBL has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on NOBLE ENERGY to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Fri 10:50 AM ET):

NOBLE ENERGY (NBL)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
28.85 28.86 28.86 -0.37 1.2M 15 14B

NBL Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With NBL at 28.86, 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% 0.87 0.2
5% 1.44 0.4
10% 2.89 0.8

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 NBL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 32.50 0.15 36 0.4 3.64 (12.6%)
Nov 16 35.00 0.30 92 0.3 6.14 (21.3%)
5% Yield On NBL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 32.50 0.15 36 0.4 3.64 (12.6%)
Nov 16 32.50 0.70 92 0.8 3.64 (12.6%)
10% Yield On NBL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 21 30.00 0.65 36 1.8 1.14 (4.0%)
Nov 16 30.00 1.50 92 1.6 1.14 (4.0%)

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