Shareholders of Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM) looking to boost their income beyond the stock's 4.4% annualized dividend yield can sell the January 2016 covered call at the $32 strike and collect the premium based on the $1.02 bid, which annualizes to an additional 2.8% rate of return against the current stock price (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost), for a total of 7.1% annualized rate in the scenario where the stock is not called away. Any upside above $32 would be lost if the stock rises there and is called away, but NEM shares would have to advance 39.7% from current levels for that to happen, meaning that in the scenario where the stock is called, the shareholder has earned a 44.1% return from this trading level, in addition to any dividends collected before the stock was called.
YieldBoost Newmont Mining From 4.4% To 7.1% Using Options
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