PRGS Dividend

PROGRESS SOFTWARE dividend

Although PRGS has a dividend of 0.14 with an ex-dividend date of Aug 30, you can sell covered calls on PROGRESS SOFTWARE to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Wed 10:10 AM ET):

PROGRESS SOFTWARE (PRGS)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
38.54 38.64 38.63 -0.52 18K 33 1.8B

PRGS Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With PRGS at 38.63, 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% 1.16 0.3
5% 1.93 0.5
10% 3.86 1.1

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 PRGS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 17 40.00 0.05 3 1.7 1.36 (3.5%)
Sep 21 40.00 0.55 38 1.4 1.36 (3.5%)
5% Yield On PRGS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 17 40.00 0.05 3 1.7 1.36 (3.5%)
Sep 21 40.00 0.55 38 1.4 1.36 (3.5%)
10% Yield On PRGS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 17 40.00 0.05 3 1.7 1.36 (3.5%)
Sep 21 40.00 0.55 38 1.4 1.36 (3.5%)

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