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MasterCard (NYSE: MA) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $516.00 while simultaneously selling the July $515.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.0 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $485.80, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 5.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.0 % return in 170 days as long as MA is above $515.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this MasterCard covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 12.9 %.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $88.21 while selling the June $90.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $86.06. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.6 %. This trade will have roughly 2.4 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 4.6 % return in 142 days. It will lock in that return as long as Lockheed Martin is above $90.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this LMT covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 11.7 %.

Harley Davidson (NYSE: HOG) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the August $55.00 call while at the same time buying HOG stock for $53.00 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 9.8 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $50.07, 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 9.8 % return in 198 days. If HOG is higher than $55.00 on 8/17/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 18.1 %.

Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the June $35.00 call while simultaneously buying RHI stock for $35.74 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $33.54. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.4 %. This trade has 6.2 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.4 % return in 142 days as long as RHI is above $35.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Robert Half International covered call targets an annualized return rate of 11.2 %.

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $14.23 while simultaneously selling the June $14.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 10.4 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $12.68, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 10.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 10.4 % return in 142 days as long as FSL is above $14.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Freescale Semiconductor covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 26.8 %.

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