OSUR Dividend Type Payments

ORASURE TECHNOLOGIES dividend

Although OSUR has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on ORASURE TECHNOLOGIES to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Wed 1:40 PM ET):

ORASURE TECHNOLOGIES (OSUR)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
14.55 14.56 14.56 -0.06 154K 61 0.9B

OSUR Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With OSUR at 14.56, 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% 0.44 0.1
5% 0.73 0.2
10% 1.46 0.4

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 OSUR Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 17.50 0.10 31 0.3 2.94 (20.2%)
Jan 18 17.50 0.30 94 0.3 2.94 (20.2%)
5% Yield On OSUR Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 17.50 0.10 31 0.3 2.94 (20.2%)
Jan 18 17.50 0.30 94 0.3 2.94 (20.2%)
10% Yield On OSUR Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 15.00 0.75 31 2.4 0.44 (3.0%)
Jan 18 15.00 1.10 94 1.2 0.44 (3.0%)

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