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Freeport McMoran (NYSE: FCX) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $28.00 while selling the May $28.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $26.66. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.0 %. This trade will have roughly 4.8 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.0 % return in 30 days. It will lock in that return as long as Freeport McMoran is above $28.00 on 5/18/2013. For comparison purposes only, this FCX covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 61.1 %.

AFLAC (NYSE: AFL) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $49.16 while simultaneously selling the August $49.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.6 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $46.39, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 5.6 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.6 % return in 121 days as long as AFL is above $49.00 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this AFLAC covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 17.0 %.

Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the August $52.50 call while at the same time buying KORS stock for $53.92 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 10.2 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $47.62, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 11.7 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 10.2 % return in 121 days. If KORS is higher than $52.50 on 8/17/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 30.9 %.

Vivus (NASDAQ: VVUS) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the September $12.00 call while simultaneously buying VVUS stock for $12.17 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $10.45. At that price, this position has a target return of 14.8 %. This trade has 14.1 % downside protection, while still providing a 14.8 % return in 156 days as long as VVUS is above $12.00 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Vivus covered call targets an annualized return rate of 34.7 %.

Santarus (NASDAQ: SNTS) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $18.98 while selling the August $17.50 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $16.18. At that price, this position has a target return of 8.2 %. This trade will have roughly 14.8 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 8.2 % return in 121 days. It will lock in that return as long as Santarus is above $17.50 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this SNTS covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 24.6 %.

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