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LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $184.40 while simultaneously selling the July $180.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.9 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $171.60, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.9 % return in 66 days as long as LNKD is above $180.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this LinkedIn covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 27.0 %.

JC Penney (NYSE: JCP) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the July $18.00 call while at the same time buying JCP stock for $18.62 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 8.5 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $16.59, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 10.9 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 8.5 % return in 66 days. If JCP is higher than $18.00 on 7/20/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 47.0 %.

Under Armour (NYSE: UA) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the July $60.00 call while simultaneously buying UA stock for $60.61 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $57.51. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.3 %. This trade has 5.1 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.3 % return in 66 days as long as UA is above $60.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Under Armour covered call targets an annualized return rate of 23.9 %.

Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $49.24 while selling the October $49.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $45.94. At that price, this position has a target return of 6.7 %. This trade will have roughly 6.7 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 6.7 % return in 157 days. It will lock in that return as long as Check Point Software Technologies is above $49.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this CHKP covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 15.5 %.

Iconix Brand Group (NASDAQ: ICON) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $29.78 while simultaneously selling the August $30.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.6 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $28.13, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 5.5 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.6 % return in 94 days as long as ICON is above $30.00 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Iconix Brand Group covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 25.8 %.

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