WPM Dividend

Although WPM has a dividend of 0.09 with an ex-dividend date of Aug 28, you can sell covered calls on WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS CORP to create 12 extra dividend type payments per year to boost its yield. Let's look at some recent prices (last updated Wed 4:16 PM ET):

WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS CORP (WPM)
Bid Ask Last Change Volume P/E Market Cap
18.02 18.48 18.32 -1.61 4.0M 142 8.9B

WPM Dividend-Like Income Using Covered Calls

With WPM at 18.32, 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% 0.55 0.2
5% 0.92 0.3
10% 1.83 0.5

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 WPM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 17 19.00 0.02 3 0.7 0.52 (2.8%)
Aug 24 19.50 0.02 10 0.2 1.02 (5.6%)
5% Yield On WPM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 17 19.00 0.02 3 0.7 0.52 (2.8%)
Aug 24 19.00 0.07 10 0.7 0.52 (2.8%)
10% Yield On WPM Using Covered Calls
Expiration Strike Call Bid Days Cents/Day Upside Potential
Aug 17 19.00 0.02 3 0.7 0.52 (2.8%)
Aug 24 19.00 0.07 10 0.7 0.52 (2.8%)

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