WDC Dividend

WESTERN DIGITAL dividend

Although WDC has a dividend of 0.50 with an ex-dividend date of Sep 27, you can sell covered calls on WESTERN DIGITAL to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Tue 1:10 PM ET):

WESTERN DIGITAL (WDC)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
64.88 64.90 64.89 +0.87 1.1M 28 19B

WDC Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With WDC at 64.89, 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% 1.95 0.5
5% 3.24 0.9
10% 6.49 1.8

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 WDC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 67.50 0.04 4 1.0 2.60 (4.0%)
Aug 31 69.50 0.07 11 0.6 4.60 (7.1%)
5% Yield On WDC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 67.50 0.04 4 1.0 2.60 (4.0%)
Aug 31 69.00 0.10 11 0.9 4.10 (6.3%)
10% Yield On WDC Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 24 66.50 0.12 4 3.0 1.60 (2.5%)
Aug 31 68.00 0.20 11 1.8 3.10 (4.8%)

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