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Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $52.61 while selling the March $52.25 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $49.62. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.3 %. This trade will have roughly 5.7 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.3 % return in 59 days. It will lock in that return as long as Las Vegas Sands is above $52.25 on 3/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this LVS covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 32.8 %.

Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $36.80 while simultaneously selling the April $36.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 7.5 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $33.50, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 9.0 % downside protection, while still providing a 7.5 % return in 94 days as long as CLF is above $36.00 on 4/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Cliffs Natural Resources covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 29.0 %.

Tesoro (NYSE: TSO) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the May $43.00 call while at the same time buying TSO stock for $43.40 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 8.6 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $39.60, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 8.8 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 8.6 % return in 122 days. If TSO is higher than $43.00 on 5/18/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 25.7 %.

Dicks Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the March $48.00 call while simultaneously buying DKS stock for $48.29 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $45.99. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.4 %. This trade has 4.8 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.4 % return in 59 days as long as DKS is above $48.00 on 3/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Dicks Sporting Goods covered call targets an annualized return rate of 27.0 %.

Mylan Laboratories (NASDAQ: MYL) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $27.98 while selling the July $27.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $25.59. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.5 %. This trade will have roughly 8.5 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.5 % return in 185 days. It will lock in that return as long as Mylan Laboratories is above $27.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this MYL covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 10.9 %.

 

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