SRS Dividend Type Payments

ProShares UltraShort Real Estate dividend

Although SRS has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on ProShares UltraShort Real Estate to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Thu 4:16 PM ET):

ProShares UltraShort Real Estate (SRS)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
24.08 24.51 24.26 -0.01 40K - 0.0B

SRS Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With SRS at 24.26, 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% 0.73 0.2
5% 1.21 0.3
10% 2.43 0.7

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 SRS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 28.00 0.05 23 0.2 3.49 (14.4%)
Apr 18 31.00 0.12 57 0.2 6.49 (26.8%)
5% Yield On SRS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 27.00 0.10 23 0.4 2.49 (10.3%)
Apr 18 28.00 0.24 57 0.4 3.49 (14.4%)
10% Yield On SRS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 26.00 0.17 23 0.7 1.49 (6.1%)
Apr 18 26.00 0.49 57 0.9 1.49 (6.1%)

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