The original initiated price of this coverage was $81.43. Over the time span of this coverage, the underlying security paid 5 dividends, comprising 5.6% dividend income.
Here's a stock that typically does well when America is on its war footing, which might explain why it's up over 9000% over the last 40 years. Now, we sit and watch as Syria ramps up the internal war effort, a US Federal judge is partially blaming Iran for 9/11, and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is gaining a formidable following on the basis of isolationist, nationalistic, borderline paranoid policies.
If you were an investor in LMT simply seeking income from dividends, then you would have done better over the past few years than your local bank that refinanced your underwater mortgage. The member banks of the Federal Reserve, which Mr. Paul would like to see abolished or at least unsuckled from the teat of the American Treasury, cannot stack up to the financial power of war, unless of course you count the statutory 6% dividend they are paid by The Fed, which is comprised of... themselves.
Anyway, consider that this is an equity investment that swells in times of war, and with a click of the mouse, you too can be part of the 1%! Gain a modest 53% in asset appreciation over the next year while you watch your fortune outpace artificially low inflation, taxed either not at all or at a half-off discount. What could possibly go wrong?