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International Business Machines (NYSE: IBM) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $172.80 while selling the April $175.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $166.10. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.4 %. This trade will have roughly 3.9 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.4 % return in 124 days. It will lock in that return as long as International Business Machines is above $175.00 on 4/19/2014. For comparison purposes only, this IBM covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 15.7 %.

MetLife (NYSE: MET) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $51.19 while simultaneously selling the March $50.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.3 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $47.94, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.3 % return in 96 days as long as MET is above $50.00 on 3/22/2014. For comparison purposes only, this MetLife covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 16.3 %.

Organovo (AMEX: ONVO) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $9.34 while selling the February $9.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $7.64. At that price, this position has a target return of 17.8 %. This trade will have roughly 18.2 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 17.8 % return in 68 days. It will lock in that return as long as Organovo is above $9.00 on 2/22/2014. For comparison purposes only, this ONVO covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 95.5 %.

Salix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SLXP) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the March $80.00 call while at the same time buying SLXP stock for $84.05 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.5 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $75.85, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 9.8 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.5 % return in 96 days. If SLXP is higher than $80.00 on 3/22/2014, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 20.8 %.

AOL (NYSE: AOL) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the April $42.00 call while simultaneously buying AOL stock for $44.37 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $39.47. At that price, this position has a target return of 6.4 %. This trade has 11.0 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.4 % return in 124 days as long as AOL is above $42.00 on 4/19/2014. For comparison purposes only, this AOL covered call targets an annualized return rate of 18.8 %.

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