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First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $31.62 while simultaneously selling the March $31.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 8.7 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $28.52, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 9.8 % downside protection, while still providing a 8.7 % return in 59 days as long as FSLR is above $31.00 on 3/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this First Solar covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 53.8 %.

US Steel (NYSE: X) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $24.74 while selling the April $24.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $22.48. At that price, this position has a target return of 6.8 %. This trade will have roughly 9.1 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 6.8 % return in 94 days. It will lock in that return as long as US Steel is above $24.00 on 4/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this X covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 26.2 %.

Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the April $62.50 call while at the same time buying MPC stock for $64.26 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.2 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $59.96, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 6.7 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 4.2 % return in 94 days. If MPC is higher than $62.50 on 4/20/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 16.4 %.

Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the August $10.00 call while simultaneously buying KGC stock for $9.69 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $8.72. At that price, this position has a target return of 14.7 %. This trade has 10.0 % downside protection, while still providing a 14.7 % return in 213 days as long as KGC is above $10.00 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Kinross Gold covered call targets an annualized return rate of 25.1 %.

Foot Locker (NYSE: FL) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $34.05 while simultaneously selling the May $34.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.4 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $31.95, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.2 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.4 % return in 122 days as long as FL is above $34.00 on 5/18/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Foot Locker covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 19.2 %.

 

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