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US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the September $10.00 call while simultaneously buying LCC stock for $11.24 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $8.69. At that price, this position has a target return of 15.1 %. This trade has 22.7 % downside protection, while still providing a 15.1 % return in 130 days as long as  LCC is above $10.00 on 9/22/2012. For comparison purposes only, this US Airways covered call targets an annualized return rate of 42.3 %.

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $558.22 while simultaneously selling the August $525.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.0 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $499.82, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 10.5 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.0 % return in 95 days as long as  AAPL is above $525.00 on 8/18/2012. For comparison purposes only, this Apple covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 19.3 %.

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $52.93 while selling the November $52.50 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $49.88. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.3 %. This trade will have roughly 5.8 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.3 % return in 186 days. It will lock in that return as long as ConocoPhillips  is above $52.50 on 11/17/2012. For comparison purposes only, this COP covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 10.3 %.

Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $15.50 while simultaneously selling the October $15.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 8.2 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $13.86, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 10.6 % downside protection, while still providing a 8.2 % return in 158 days as long as  YHOO is above $15.00 on 10/20/2012. For comparison purposes only, this Yahoo covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 19.0 %.

Mylan Laboratories (NASDAQ: MYL) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $21.00 call while at the same time buying MYL stock for $21.42 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 7.6 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $19.52, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 8.9 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 7.6 % return in 158 days. If MYL is higher than $21.00 on 10/20/2012, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 17.5 %.

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