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Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $28.64 while selling the April $28.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $26.41. At that price, this position has a target return of 6.0 %. This trade will have roughly 7.8 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 6.0 % return in 73 days. It will lock in that return as long as Facebook is above $28.00 on 4/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this FB covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 30.1 %.

Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $45.75 while simultaneously selling the June $45.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.8 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $42.55, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 7.0 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.8 % return in 136 days as long as CSC is above $45.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Computer Sciences covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 15.4 %.

Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE: CBI) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the July $50.00 call while at the same time buying CBI stock for $52.49 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.3 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $47.49, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 9.5 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.3 % return in 164 days. If CBI is higher than $50.00 on 7/20/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 11.8 %.

Standard Pacific (NYSE: SPF) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the September $8.00 call while simultaneously buying SPF stock for $8.14 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $6.99. At that price, this position has a target return of 14.4 %. This trade has 14.1 % downside protection, while still providing a 14.4 % return in 227 days as long as SPF is above $8.00 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Standard Pacific covered call targets an annualized return rate of 23.2 %.

Jefferies Group (NYSE: JEF) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $20.23 while selling the July $20.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $19.03. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.1 %. This trade will have roughly 5.9 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.1 % return in 164 days. It will lock in that return as long as Jefferies Group is above $20.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this JEF covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 11.3 %.

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