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Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $79.54 while selling the March $77.50 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $74.34. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.3 %. This trade will have roughly 6.5 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 4.3 % return in 123 days. It will lock in that return as long as Viacom is above $77.50 on 3/22/2014. For comparison purposes only, this VIAB covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 12.6 %.

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $78.52 while simultaneously selling the May $77.50 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.0 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $73.82, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.0 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.0 % return in 179 days as long as ACN is above $77.50 on 5/17/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Accenture covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 10.2 %.

Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ: GMCR) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $63.41 while simultaneously selling the December $57.50 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.4 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $55.06, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 13.2 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.4 % return in 32 days as long as GMCR is above $57.50 on 12/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Keurig Green Mountain covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 50.5 %.

Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the February $70.00 call while at the same time buying LVS stock for $70.77 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.2 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $66.52, 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 5.2 % return in 95 days. If LVS is higher than $70.00 on 2/22/2014, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 20.1 %.

National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the February $82.50 call while simultaneously buying NOV stock for $83.45 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $79.30. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.0 %. This trade has 5.0 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.0 % return in 95 days as long as NOV is above $82.50 on 2/22/2014. For comparison purposes only, this National Oilwell Varco covered call targets an annualized return rate of 15.5 %.

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