VIAB Dividend

Viacom, Inc CL B dividend

Although VIAB has a dividend of 0.20 with an ex-dividend date of Mar 14, you can sell covered calls on Viacom, Inc CL B 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):

Viacom, Inc CL B (VIAB)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
29.00 29.17 29.15 +0.60 3.6M - 10B

VIAB Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With VIAB at 29.15, 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% 0.87 0.2
5% 1.46 0.4
10% 2.92 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 VIAB Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Feb 22 30.00 0.05 8 0.6 0.83 (2.8%)
Mar 1 30.50 0.05 15 0.3 1.33 (4.6%)
5% Yield On VIAB Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Feb 22 30.00 0.05 8 0.6 0.83 (2.8%)
Mar 1 30.00 0.15 15 1.0 0.83 (2.8%)
10% Yield On VIAB Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Feb 22 29.50 0.15 8 1.9 0.33 (1.1%)
Mar 1 30.00 0.15 15 1.0 0.83 (2.8%)

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