SKYW Dividend

SkyWest, Inc dividend

Although SKYW has a dividend of 0.12 with an ex-dividend date of Mar 28, you can sell covered calls on SkyWest, Inc to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Fri 11:05 AM ET):

SkyWest, Inc (SKYW)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
55.54 55.64 55.65 +0.34 30K 5.8 2.9B

SKYW Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With SKYW at 55.65, 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% 1.67 0.5
5% 2.78 0.8
10% 5.57 1.5

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 SKYW Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 60.00 0.15 22 0.7 4.36 (7.8%)
Apr 18 60.00 0.80 56 1.4 4.36 (7.8%)
5% Yield On SKYW Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Apr 18 60.00 0.80 56 1.4 4.36 (7.8%)
Jul 19 65.00 1.35 148 0.9 9.36 (16.8%)
10% Yield On SKYW Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jul 19 60.00 2.60 148 1.8 4.36 (7.8%)
Oct 18 60.00 4.00 239 1.7 4.36 (7.8%)

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