VLY Dividend

VALLEY NATIONAL BANCORP dividend

Although VLY has a dividend of 0.11 with an ex-dividend date of Sep 13, you can sell covered calls on VALLEY NATIONAL BANCORP 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):

VALLEY NATIONAL BANCORP (VLY)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
11.93 12.00 11.95 +0.08 1000K 21 3.9B

VLY Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With VLY at 11.95, 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% 0.36 0.1
5% 0.60 0.2
10% 1.20 0.3

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 VLY Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 12.00 0.45 127 0.4 0.00 (0.0%)
Mar 15 13.00 0.25 211 0.1 1.00 (8.4%)
5% Yield On VLY Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 12.00 0.45 127 0.4 0.00 (0.0%)
Mar 15 12.00 0.60 211 0.3 0.00 (0.0%)
10% Yield On VLY Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Dec 21 12.00 0.45 127 0.4 0.00 (0.0%)

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