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Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $17.15 while selling the January $17.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $15.46. At that price, this position has a target return of 10.0 %. This trade will have roughly 9.9 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 10.0 % return in 92 days. It will lock in that return as long as Micron Technology is above $17.00 on 1/18/2014. For comparison purposes only, this MU covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 39.5 %.

BitAuto (NYSE: BITA) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $25.46 while simultaneously selling the November $25.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 7.7 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $23.21, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 8.8 % downside protection, while still providing a 7.7 % return in 29 days as long as BITA is above $25.00 on 11/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this BitAuto covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 97.0 %.

BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $104.66 while simultaneously selling the April $100.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.9 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $94.46, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 9.7 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.9 % return in 183 days as long as BWA is above $100.00 on 4/19/2014. For comparison purposes only, this BorgWarner covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 11.7 %.

Macy's (NYSE: M) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the January $44.00 call while at the same time buying M stock for $44.46 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.5 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $42.10, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 5.3 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 4.5 % return in 92 days. If M is higher than $44.00 on 1/18/2014, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 17.9 %.

Boston Beer Company (NYSE: SAM) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the March $240.00 call while simultaneously buying SAM stock for $248.77 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $227.07. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.7 %. This trade has 8.7 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.7 % return in 155 days as long as SAM is above $240.00 on 3/22/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Boston Beer Company covered call targets an annualized return rate of 13.4 %.

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