RL Dividend Type Payments

Ralph Lauren Corp dividend

Although RL has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on Ralph Lauren Corp to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Thu 11:05 AM ET):

Ralph Lauren Corp (RL)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
110.21 110.23 110.22 -0.58 146K 21 8.6B

RL Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With RL at 110.22, 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% 3.31 0.9
5% 5.51 1.5
10% 11.02 3.0

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 RL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 26 117.00 0.10 9 1.1 6.77 (6.1%)
Aug 2 127.00 0.15 16 0.9 16.77 (15.2%)
5% Yield On RL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 26 116.00 0.15 9 1.7 5.77 (5.2%)
Aug 2 125.00 0.25 16 1.6 14.77 (13.4%)
10% Yield On RL Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 26 114.00 0.45 9 5.0 3.77 (3.4%)
Aug 2 122.00 0.50 16 3.1 11.77 (10.7%)

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