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Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $28.58 while simultaneously selling the May $28.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.6 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $26.27, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 8.1 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.6 % return in 71 days as long as FB is above $28.00 on 5/18/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Facebook covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 33.8 %.

Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE: PBR) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $17.00 call while at the same time buying PBR stock for $17.56 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 7.5 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $15.82, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 9.9 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 7.5 % return in 225 days. If PBR is higher than $17.00 on 10/19/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 12.1 %.

Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the July $55.00 call while simultaneously buying DVN stock for $55.79 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $52.04. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.7 %. This trade has 6.7 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.7 % return in 134 days as long as DVN is above $55.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Devon Energy covered call targets an annualized return rate of 15.5 %.

Melco PBL Entertainment Macau (NASDAQ: MPEL) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $20.24 while selling the July $20.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $18.14. At that price, this position has a target return of 10.3 %. This trade will have roughly 10.4 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 10.3 % return in 134 days. It will lock in that return as long as Melco PBL Entertainment Macau is above $20.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this MPEL covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 27.9 %.

Lasalle Hotel (NYSE: LHO) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $25.40 while simultaneously selling the June $25.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.4 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $23.95, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 5.7 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.4 % return in 106 days as long as LHO is above $25.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Lasalle Hotel covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 15.1 %.

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