T Dividend Type Payments

AT&T dividend

Although T has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on AT&T to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Wed 9:55 AM ET):

AT&T (T)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
30.55 30.56 30.56 +0.23 2.1M 5.8 224B

T Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With T at 30.56, 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% 0.92 0.3
5% 1.53 0.4
10% 3.06 0.8

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 T Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 31.50 0.02 3 0.7 0.94 (3.1%)
Nov 23 31.50 0.08 10 0.8 0.94 (3.1%)
5% Yield On T Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 31.50 0.02 3 0.7 0.94 (3.1%)
Nov 23 31.50 0.08 10 0.8 0.94 (3.1%)
10% Yield On T Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 31.00 0.09 3 3.0 0.44 (1.4%)
Nov 23 31.00 0.19 10 1.9 0.44 (1.4%)

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