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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $372.31 while selling the February $360.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $342.91. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.0 %. This trade will have roughly 7.9 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.0 % return in 89 days. It will lock in that return as long as Amazon is above $360.00 on 2/22/2014. For comparison purposes only, this AMZN covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 20.4 %.

Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $44.20 while simultaneously selling the February $43.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.9 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $40.60, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 8.1 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.9 % return in 89 days as long as AKAM is above $43.00 on 2/22/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Akamai Technologies covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 24.2 %.

Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $99.83 while selling the January $97.50 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $93.33. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.5 %. This trade will have roughly 6.5 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 4.5 % return in 54 days. It will lock in that return as long as Illumina is above $97.50 on 1/18/2014. For comparison purposes only, this ILMN covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 30.1 %.

Discover (NYSE: DFS) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the April $50.00 call while at the same time buying DFS stock for $52.40 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.2 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $48.00, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 8.4 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 4.2 % return in 145 days. If DFS is higher than $50.00 on 4/19/2014, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 10.5 %.

SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the January $85.00 call while simultaneously buying SAP stock for $82.22 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $80.97. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.0 %. This trade has 1.5 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.0 % return in 54 days as long as SAP is above $85.00 on 1/18/2014. For comparison purposes only, this SAP AG covered call targets an annualized return rate of 33.6 %.

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