Dividend Amount: $0.35
Ex-Dividend Date: February -2, May-
Beta: 0.44 Strategy: Buy Public Service Enterprise Group stock and offer to sell the June $30.00 strike or lower call for 16 cents over the intrinsic value. The option may get exercised early for a gain. In almost all cases, I sell the call option first to ensure the stock option leg is complete. If not, after qualifying for the dividend, I will look to close out the covered option with a gain of about 4 cents, plus the quarterly dividend paid by the company. If my shares are called away the day before trading ex-dividend (resulting from the option buyer wanting the dividend), I gain about 16 cents. The most I can make is 51 cents if I hold the covered call through option expiration day and the stock gets called away.