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Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $29.37 while simultaneously selling the December $30.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.2 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $28.25, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 3.8 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.2 % return in 221 days as long as PFE is above $30.00 on 12/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Pfizer covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 10.2 %.

CBS (NYSE: CBS) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the September $49.00 call while at the same time buying CBS stock for $48.98 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 8.0 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $45.38, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 7.3 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 8.0 % return in 130 days. If CBS is higher than $49.00 on 9/21/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 22.4 %.

International Paper (NYSE: IP) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $47.00 call while simultaneously buying IP stock for $47.53 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $44.13. At that price, this position has a target return of 6.5 %. This trade has 7.2 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.5 % return in 158 days as long as IP is above $47.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this International Paper covered call targets an annualized return rate of 15.0 %.

Youku.com (NYSE: YOKU) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $19.99 while selling the September $19.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $17.19. At that price, this position has a target return of 10.5 %. This trade will have roughly 14.0 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 10.5 % return in 130 days. It will lock in that return as long as Youku.com is above $19.00 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this YOKU covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 29.5 %.

InterMune (NASDAQ: ITMN) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $9.99 while simultaneously selling the October $10.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 18.3 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $8.45, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 15.4 % downside protection, while still providing a 18.3 % return in 158 days as long as ITMN is above $10.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this InterMune covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 42.4 %.

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