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Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the July $92.50 call while simultaneously buying XOM stock for $89.47 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $71.97. At that price, this position has a target return of 28.5 %. This trade has 19.6 % downside protection, while still providing a 28.5 % return in 184 days as long as XOM is above $92.50 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Exxon Mobil covered call targets an annualized return rate of 56.6 %.

Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the April $34.00 call while at the same time buying ABX stock for $34.14 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.4 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $32.25, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 5.5 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.4 % return in 93 days. If ABX is higher than $34.00 on 4/20/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 21.3 %.

BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $75.55 while simultaneously selling the April $75.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.4 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $71.15, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 5.8 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.4 % return in 93 days as long as BWA is above $75.00 on 4/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this BorgWarner covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 21.2 %.

Smith and Wesson (NASDAQ: SWHC) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $8.91 while selling the June $9.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $7.71. At that price, this position has a target return of 16.7 %. This trade will have roughly 13.5 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 16.7 % return in 156 days. It will lock in that return as long as Smith and Wesson is above $9.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this SWHC covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 39.1 %.

MICROS Systems (NASDAQ: MCRS) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the June $45.00 call while simultaneously buying MCRS stock for $43.71 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $41.26. At that price, this position has a target return of 9.1 %. This trade has 5.6 % downside protection, while still providing a 9.1 % return in 156 days as long as MCRS is above $45.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this MICROS Systems covered call targets an annualized return rate of 21.2 %.

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