Strategy To YieldBoost PKOH From 0.9% To 19.8% Using Options

Shareholders of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. ( PKOH) looking to boost their income beyond the stock's 0.9% annualized dividend yield can sell the December covered call at the $60 strike and collect the premium based on the $4.20 bid, which annualizes to an additional 19% rate of return against the current stock price (at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost), for a total of 19.8% annualized rate in the scenario where the stock is not called away. Any upside above $60 would be lost if the stock rises there and is called away, but PKOH shares would have to advance 2.5% from current levels for that to happen, meaning that in the scenario where the stock is called, the shareholder has earned a 9.6% return from this trading level, in addition to any dividends collected before the stock was called.

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In general, dividend amounts are not always predictable and tend to follow the ups and downs of profitability at each company. In the case of Park-Ohio Holdings Corp., looking at the dividend history chart for PKOH below can help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue, and in turn whether it is a reasonable expectation to expect a 0.9% annualized dividend yield.

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Below is a chart showing PKOH's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $60 strike highlighted in red:

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The chart above, and the stock's historical volatility, can be a helpful guide in combination with fundamental analysis to judge whether selling the December covered call at the $60 strike gives good reward for the risk of having given away the upside beyond $60. ( Do most options expire worthless? This and six other common options myths debunked). We calculate the trailing twelve month volatility for Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (considering the last 251 trading day closing values as well as today's price of $58.61) to be 30%. For other call options contract ideas at the various different available expirations, visit the PKOH Stock Options page of StockOptionsChannel.com.

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