UHS Dividend Type Payments

UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES dividend

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

UNIVERSAL HEALTH SERVICES (UHS)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
109.00 122.53 122.54 +1.69 912K 14 11B

UHS Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With UHS at 122.54, 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% 3.68 1.0
5% 6.13 1.7
10% 12.25 3.4

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 UHS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Oct 19 125.00 0.65 8 8.1 2.47 (2.0%)
Nov 16 135.00 0.45 36 1.3 12.47 (10.2%)
5% Yield On UHS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Oct 19 125.00 0.65 8 8.1 2.47 (2.0%)
Nov 16 130.00 1.50 36 4.2 7.47 (6.1%)
10% Yield On UHS Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Oct 19 125.00 0.65 8 8.1 2.47 (2.0%)
Nov 16 130.00 1.50 36 4.2 7.47 (6.1%)

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