Shareholders of Nelnet Inc (NNI) looking to boost their income beyond the stock's 1% annualized dividend yield can sell the December covered call at the $45 strike and collect the premium based on the $1.40 bid, which annualizes to an additional 6.8% rate of return against the current stock price (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost), for a total of 7.8% annualized rate in the scenario where the stock is not called away. Any upside above $45 would be lost if the stock rises there and is called away, but NNI shares would have to climb 10.2% from current levels for that to occur, meaning that in the scenario where the stock is called, the shareholder has earned a 13.6% return from this trading level, in addition to any dividends collected before the stock was called.
How To YieldBoost NNI From 1% To 7.8% Using Options
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