USM Dividend Type Payments

United States Cellular Corp dividend

Although USM has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on United States Cellular Corp to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Mon 1:55 PM ET):

United States Cellular Corp (USM)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
48.82 48.87 48.87 +1.95 202K 27 4.1B

USM Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With USM at 48.87, 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% 1.47 0.4
5% 2.44 0.7
10% 4.89 1.3

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 USM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 17 55.00 0.30 26 1.2 6.13 (12.5%)
Jul 19 55.00 0.85 89 1.0 6.13 (12.5%)
5% Yield On USM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 17 55.00 0.30 26 1.2 6.13 (12.5%)
Jul 19 55.00 0.85 89 1.0 6.13 (12.5%)
10% Yield On USM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
May 17 50.00 1.70 26 6.5 1.13 (2.3%)
Jul 19 50.00 2.45 89 2.8 1.13 (2.3%)

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