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Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $12.15 while simultaneously selling the November $12.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 9.7 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $10.94, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 10.0 % downside protection, while still providing a 9.7 % return in 249 days as long as BAC is above $12.00 on 11/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Bank of America covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 14.2 %.

AFLAC (NYSE: AFL) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the August $50.00 call while at the same time buying AFL stock for $51.05 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.5 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $47.85, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 6.3 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 4.5 % return in 158 days. If AFL is higher than $50.00 on 8/17/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 10.4 %.

Sony (NYSE: SNE) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $15.00 call while simultaneously buying SNE stock for $15.96 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $13.91. At that price, this position has a target return of 7.8 %. This trade has 12.8 % downside protection, while still providing a 7.8 % return in 221 days as long as SNE is above $15.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Sony covered call targets an annualized return rate of 12.9 %.

Level 3 Communications (NASDAQ: LVLT) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $21.26 while selling the June $21.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $19.46. At that price, this position has a target return of 7.9 %. This trade will have roughly 8.5 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 7.9 % return in 102 days. It will lock in that return as long as Level 3 Communications is above $21.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this LVLT covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 28.3 %.

Assurant (NYSE: AIZ) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $43.57 while simultaneously selling the September $42.50 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.8 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $40.57, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.8 % return in 193 days as long as AIZ is above $42.50 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Assurant covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 9.0 %.

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