On 23NOV2015, I wrote covered calls on SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (SXCP).

music selection: “Blow Me Away” — Breaking Benjamin

weigh-in: 216.2 (0.6) Not bad for a week with “Turkey Day” in it.

Previously, I opened a buy/write strategy on SXCP.  A follow up trade saw an addition covered call written.  I’m going back to that well again.  Shares are a little beaten up so yield is weak this time around.  I’m content to hold shares however as this is a great dividend growth story.

I sold SXCP160520C00012500 for 0.05 a contract.  The trade will be in force for 180 days and yields an annualized 0.81%.  Pedestrian compared to most of my trades but still quite a lot more than people who are just holding and not tapping the power of covered calls for bonus yield.

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Covered call SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (SXCP)

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2 thoughts on “Covered call SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (SXCP)

    • December 3, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      My old finance professor used to say “Daddy always said; you pays your money, you takes your chances.” There is more risk here than with a regulated electric utility. But I’m comfortable with the distribution being withing distributable cash flow. I think a temporary cut could happen with a market hiccup but a permanent cut is unlikely. Here’s why: steel is one of the most essential commodities on the planet. Western civilization stops without it. Steel production will be back. I think a div cut and cratering of price would make SXCP a very strong acquisition candidate as well. The threat of losing MLP status with the service is a bigger threat IMO.


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