VRSN Dividend Type Payments

VeriSign, Inc dividend

Although VRSN has no upcoming (meaning, Board-approved and announced) dividends, you can sell covered calls on VeriSign, Inc 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):

VeriSign, Inc (VRSN)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
180.32 199.87 181.67 -3.71 418K 39 22B

VRSN Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With VRSN at 181.67, 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% 5.45 1.5
5% 9.08 2.5
10% 18.17 5.0

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 VRSN Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Jun 21 200.00 1.86 92 2.0 0.13 (0.1%)
Sep 20 200.00 4.80 183 2.6 0.13 (0.1%)
5% Yield On VRSN Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Sep 20 200.00 4.80 183 2.6 0.13 (0.1%)

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