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Philip Morris International (NYSE: PM) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $83.97 while selling the March $85.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $81.30. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.6 %. This trade will have roughly 3.2 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 4.6 % return in 120 days. It will lock in that return as long as Philip Morris International is above $85.00 on 3/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this PM covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 13.8 %.

 

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EOG Resources (NYSE: EOG) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $116.16 while simultaneously selling the January $115.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.2 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $109.36, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 5.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.2 % return in 64 days as long as EOG is above $115.00 on 1/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this EOG Resources covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 29.4 %.

Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $37.15 while simultaneously selling the April $37.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.2 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $34.83, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.2 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.2 % return in 155 days as long as GRMN is above $37.00 on 4/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Garmin covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 14.7 %.

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the January $36.00 call while at the same time buying AKAM stock for $36.23 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.9 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $34.01, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 6.1 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.9 % return in 64 days. If AKAM is higher than $36.00 on 1/19/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 33.4 %.

Fossil (NASDAQ: FOSL) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the January $80.00 call while simultaneously buying FOSL stock for $81.99 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $75.09. At that price, this position has a target return of 6.5 %. This trade has 8.4 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.5 % return in 64 days as long as FOSL is above $80.00 on 1/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Fossil covered call targets an annualized return rate of 37.2 %.

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