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Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $46.00 call while at the same time buying VZ stock for $44.52 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.8 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $43.46, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 2.4 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.8 % return in 247 days. If VZ is higher than $46.00 on 10/19/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 8.6 %.

United Continental (NYSE: UAL) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the June $26.00 call while simultaneously buying UAL stock for $26.19 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $23.80. At that price, this position has a target return of 9.2 %. This trade has 9.1 % downside protection, while still providing a 9.2 % return in 128 days as long as UAL is above $26.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this United Continental covered call targets an annualized return rate of 26.3 %.

Garmin (NASDAQ: GRMN) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $38.56 while selling the July $38.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $36.09. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.3 %. This trade will have roughly 6.4 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.3 % return in 156 days. It will lock in that return as long as Garmin is above $38.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this GRMN covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 12.4 %.

Onyx Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ONXX) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $74.74 while simultaneously selling the May $72.50 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.9 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $67.84, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 9.2 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.9 % return in 93 days as long as ONXX is above $72.50 on 5/18/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Onyx Pharmaceuticals covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 26.9 %.

Darden Restaurants (NYSE: DRI) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the July $45.00 call while at the same time buying DRI stock for $45.86 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.3 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $43.16, 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 4.3 % return in 156 days. If DRI is higher than $45.00 on 7/20/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 10.0 %.

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