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Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $148.84 while simultaneously selling the July $145.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.7 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $138.49, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 7.0 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.7 % return in 122 days as long as GS is above $145.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Goldman Sachs covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 14.1 %.

United Continental (NYSE: UAL) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the June $31.00 call while at the same time buying UAL stock for $31.80 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 6.7 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $29.06, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 8.6 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 6.7 % return in 94 days. If UAL is higher than $31.00 on 6/22/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 25.9 %.

AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the August $50.00 call while simultaneously buying ABC stock for $50.06 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $47.86. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.5 %. This trade has 4.4 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.5 % return in 150 days as long as ABC is above $50.00 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this AmerisourceBergen covered call targets an annualized return rate of 10.9 %.

Cooper (NYSE: CTB) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $27.35 while selling the August $25.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $23.95. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.4 %. This trade will have roughly 12.4 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 4.4 % return in 150 days. It will lock in that return as long as Cooper is above $25.00 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this CTB covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 10.7 %.

Hershey (NYSE: HSY) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $85.45 while simultaneously selling the November $90.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 7.7 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $83.57, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 2.2 % downside protection, while still providing a 7.7 % return in 241 days as long as HSY is above $90.00 on 11/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Hershey covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 11.6 %.

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