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Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $70.31 while selling the April $70.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $66.26. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.6 %. This trade will have roughly 5.8 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.6 % return in 176 days. It will lock in that return as long as Time Warner is above $70.00 on 4/19/2014. For comparison purposes only, this TWX covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 11.7 %.

American Express (NYSE: AXP) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $80.90 while simultaneously selling the April $80.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.0 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $76.20, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 5.8 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.0 % return in 176 days as long as AXP is above $80.00 on 4/19/2014. For comparison purposes only, this American Express covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 10.3 %.

Nabors Industries (NYSE: NBR) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $16.69 while simultaneously selling the March $16.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.9 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $14.97, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 10.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.9 % return in 148 days as long as NBR is above $16.00 on 3/22/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Nabors Industries covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 17.0 %.

Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the December $155.00 call while at the same time buying CELG stock for $157.96 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.4 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $148.51, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 6.0 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 4.4 % return in 57 days. If CELG is higher than $155.00 on 12/21/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 28.0 %.

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the January $45.00 call while simultaneously buying AKAM stock for $46.06 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $42.96. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.7 %. This trade has 6.7 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.7 % return in 85 days as long as AKAM is above $45.00 on 1/18/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Akamai Technologies covered call targets an annualized return rate of 20.4 %.

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