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PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $85.00 call while simultaneously buying PEP stock for $82.97 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $81.15. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.7 %. This trade has 2.2 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.7 % return in 149 days as long as PEP is above $85.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this PepsiCo covered call targets an annualized return rate of 11.6 %.

AmerisourceBergen (NYSE: ABC) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the August $55.00 call while at the same time buying ABC stock for $54.46 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.2 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $52.76, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 3.1 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 4.2 % return in 86 days. If ABC is higher than $55.00 on 8/17/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 18.0 %.

Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $85.80 while simultaneously selling the September $85.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.3 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $80.70, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 5.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.3 % return in 121 days as long as AAP is above $85.00 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Advance Auto Parts covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 16.0 %.

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $46.54 while selling the June $46.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $43.44. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.9 %. This trade will have roughly 6.7 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.9 % return in 30 days. It will lock in that return as long as 3D Systems is above $46.00 on 6/22/2013. For comparison purposes only, this DDD covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 71.7 %.

Blucora (NASDAQ: BCOR) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $17.70 while simultaneously selling the October $17.50 call will result in a new position with a target return of 9.0 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $16.05, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 9.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 9.0 % return in 149 days as long as BCOR is above $17.50 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Blucora covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 22.1 %.

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