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Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $35.91 while simultaneously selling the April $35.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.4 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $33.53, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.6 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.4 % return in 95 days as long as HAL is above $35.00 on 4/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Halliburton covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 16.8 %.

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $53.35 while selling the June $52.50 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $49.75. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.5 %. This trade will have roughly 6.7 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.5 % return in 158 days. It will lock in that return as long as DirecTV is above $52.50 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this DTV covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 12.8 %.

American Eagle Outfitters (NYSE: AEO) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the May $19.00 call while at the same time buying AEO stock for $19.64 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 7.1 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $17.74, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 9.7 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 7.1 % return in 123 days. If AEO is higher than $19.00 on 5/18/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 21.1 %.

Incyte (NASDAQ: INCY) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the June $20.00 call while simultaneously buying INCY stock for $19.22 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $17.77. At that price, this position has a target return of 12.5 %. This trade has 7.5 % downside protection, while still providing a 12.5 % return in 158 days as long as INCY is above $20.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Incyte covered call targets an annualized return rate of 29.0 %.

Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $15.65 while simultaneously selling the June $16.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 9.2 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $14.65, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.4 % downside protection, while still providing a 9.2 % return in 158 days as long as CVC is above $16.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Cablevision Systems covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 21.3 %.

 

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