WEX Dividend Type Payments

WEX, Inc dividend

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

WEX, Inc (WEX)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
174.01 175.93 175.90 +5.67 573K 33 7.3B

WEX Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With WEX at 175.90, 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% 5.28 1.4
5% 8.80 2.4
10% 17.59 4.8

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 WEX Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 190.00 0.40 22 1.8 14.07 (8.0%)
Apr 18 195.00 1.00 56 1.8 19.07 (10.8%)
5% Yield On WEX Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 185.00 1.05 22 4.8 9.07 (5.2%)
Apr 18 190.00 1.75 56 3.1 14.07 (8.0%)
10% Yield On WEX Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Mar 15 180.00 2.75 22 12.5 4.07 (2.3%)
Apr 18 185.00 3.10 56 5.5 9.07 (5.2%)

Want to increase dividends with covered calls?  Sign Up For A Free Trial

 
Top 10 Open Interest For Mar 15 Expiration     Top 5 High Yield
1.SPX dividend 6.EWZ dividend   1.AMRN dividend
2.EEM dividend 7.GE dividend   2.FIT dividend
3.SPY dividend 8.LLY dividend   3.ASND dividend
4.QQQ dividend 9.BAC dividend   4.IMGN dividend
5.FXI dividend 10.GLD dividend   5.OSTK dividend

Want more examples? WETF Dividend | WFC Dividend