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Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $30.65 while selling the September $32.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $29.50. At that price, this position has a target return of 8.5 %. This trade will have roughly 3.8 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 8.5 % return in 282 days. It will lock in that return as long as Pfizer is above $32.00 on 9/20/2014. For comparison purposes only, this PFE covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 11.0 %.

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 $48.99 while simultaneously selling the April $48.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.8 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $45.39, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 7.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.8 % return in 128 days as long as HAL is above $48.00 on 4/19/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Halliburton covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 16.4 %.

Joy Global (NYSE: JOY) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $53.15 while simultaneously selling the January $55.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.5 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $52.14, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 1.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.5 % return in 37 days as long as JOY is above $55.00 on 1/18/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Joy Global covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 54.1 %.

Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the February $82.50 call while at the same time buying APC stock for $83.59 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.8 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $78.69, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 5.9 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 4.8 % return in 72 days. If APC is higher than $82.50 on 2/22/2014, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 24.5 %.

Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the February $26.00 call while simultaneously buying HPQ stock for $26.99 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $24.83. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.7 %. This trade has 8.0 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.7 % return in 72 days as long as HPQ is above $26.00 on 2/22/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Hewlett Packard covered call targets an annualized return rate of 23.9 %.

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