UNM Dividend

UNUM dividend

Although UNM has a dividend of 0.26 with an ex-dividend date of Oct 26, you can sell covered calls on UNUM 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):

UNUM (UNM)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
36.56 38.63 37.65 +0.46 2.7M 7.7 8.1B

UNM Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With UNM at 37.65, 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% 1.13 0.3
5% 1.88 0.5
10% 3.77 1.0

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 UNM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 50.00 0.20 29 0.7 11.37 (30.2%)
Dec 21 50.00 0.25 64 0.4 11.37 (30.2%)
5% Yield On UNM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 50.00 0.20 29 0.7 11.37 (30.2%)
Dec 21 45.00 0.70 64 1.1 6.37 (16.9%)
10% Yield On UNM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Nov 16 45.00 0.45 29 1.6 6.37 (16.9%)
Dec 21 45.00 0.70 64 1.1 6.37 (16.9%)

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