WDR Dividend

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc dividend

Although WDR has a dividend of 0.25 with an ex-dividend date of Jul 10, you can sell covered calls on Waddell & Reed Financial, 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):

Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc (WDR)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
15.67 19.87 16.28 -0.19 1.1M 7.7 1.2B

WDR Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With WDR at 16.28, 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% 0.49 0.1
5% 0.81 0.2
10% 1.63 0.4

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:

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