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Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $12.89 while simultaneously selling the May $13.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 11.9 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $11.62, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 9.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 11.9 % return in 169 days as long as HPQ is above $13.00 on 5/18/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Hewlett Packard covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 25.6 %.

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $18.62 while selling the April $18.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $16.83. At that price, this position has a target return of 7.0 %. This trade will have roughly 9.6 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 7.0 % return in 141 days. It will lock in that return as long as Symantec is above $18.00 on 4/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this SYMC covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 18.0 %.

Gold Fields (NYSE: GFI) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $12.57 while simultaneously selling the July $12.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 8.4 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $11.07, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 11.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 8.4 % return in 232 days as long as GFI is above $12.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Gold Fields covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 13.2 %.

TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the May $11.00 call while at the same time buying TIVO stock for $11.54 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 9.0 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $10.09, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 12.6 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 9.0 % return in 169 days. If TIVO is higher than $11.00 on 5/18/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 19.5 %.

Arcelor Mittal (NYSE: MT) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the March $15.00 call while simultaneously buying MT stock for $15.33 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $13.88. At that price, this position has a target return of 8.1 %. This trade has 9.5 % downside protection, while still providing a 8.1 % return in 106 days as long as MT is above $15.00 on 3/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Arcelor Mittal covered call targets an annualized return rate of 27.8 %.


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