Today, the Covered Calls position in JPMorgan Chase & Co. was rolled up from the October 20th $87.50 strike price to the Oct 20th $95.50 strike price. With an upcoming dividend of $.56 in two days and the stock deep in-the-money trading at $97.07 per share, there was only $.04 time value remaining in the short Call options. Therefore, there is a strong likelihood that the stock would have been called away tomorrow by the owner of the Calls to capture the dividend.
The Covered Calls Advisor decided to roll-up to the $95.50 strike price (with $.54 time value remaining) to ensure that the dividend will be captured and that there is also a good possibility of also capturing the $.54 per share time value as additional profit as long as JPM stock is above the $95.50 strike price on the Oct. 20th expiration date. If this occurs, the financial result would be a +3.2% absolute
return in 46 days (equivalent to a +25.2% annualized
return-on-investment) for this JPMorgan Chase position. Details are provided below.
1. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) -- Covered Calls Roll-Up Continuation
09/05/2017 Bought 300 JPM shares @ $89.26
09/05/2017 Sold 3 JPM October 20th, 2017 $87.50 Call options @ $3.49
Note: a simultaneous buy/write transaction was executed.
10/03/2017 Bought-to-Close 3 JPM Oct. 20th $87.50 Call options @ $9.61 per share
10/03/2017 Sold-to-Open 3 JPM Oct. 20th $95.50 Call options @ $2.11 per share
10/05/2017 Upcoming quarterly ex-dividend of $.56 per share
A possible overall performance result (including commissions) for this ongoing JPM Covered Calls position is as follows:
Stock Purchase Cost Basis: $25,735.95
= ($89.26 - $3.49) * 300 shares +$4.95 commission
(a) Options Income: -$1,216.92
= ($3.49 -$9.61 +$2.11) *300 shares - 2* $6.96 commissions
(b) Dividend Income (If JPM assigned at October 20th, 2017 expiration): +$168.00
= ($.56 dividend per share x 300 shares)