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Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the May $21.00 call while at the same time buying CSCO stock for $21.02 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.2 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $19.97, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 5.0 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.2 % return in 113 days. If CSCO is higher than $21.00 on 5/18/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 16.6 %.

SINA com (NASDAQ: SINA) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the April $55.00 call while simultaneously buying SINA stock for $56.66 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $50.96. At that price, this position has a target return of 7.9 %. This trade has 10.1 % downside protection, while still providing a 7.9 % return in 85 days as long as SINA is above $55.00 on 4/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this SINA com covered call targets an annualized return rate of 34.0 %.

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $78.40 while simultaneously selling the May $77.50 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.4 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $73.50, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.4 % return in 113 days as long as GILD is above $77.50 on 5/18/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Gilead Sciences covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 17.6 %.

PACCAR (NASDAQ: PCAR) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $47.77 while selling the August $47.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $44.27. At that price, this position has a target return of 6.2 %. This trade will have roughly 7.3 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 6.2 % return in 204 days. It will lock in that return as long as PACCAR is above $47.00 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this PCAR covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 11.0 %.

MetroPCS Communications (NYSE: PCS) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the August $10.00 call while at the same time buying PCS stock for $9.73 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 13.0 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $8.85, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 9.0 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 13.0 % return in 204 days. If PCS is higher than $10.00 on 8/17/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 23.2 %.

 

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