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Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $105.62 while simultaneously selling the October $105.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.4 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $98.72, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.5 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.4 % return in 148 days as long as AMGN is above $105.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Amgen covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 15.7 %.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $106.30 while selling the January $105.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $101.00. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.0 %. This trade will have roughly 5.0 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 4.0 % return in 239 days. It will lock in that return as long as Lockheed Martin is above $105.00 on 1/18/2014. For comparison purposes only, this LMT covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 6.0 %.

Genuine Parts (NYSE: GPC) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $81.97 while simultaneously selling the November $85.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.8 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $79.57, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 2.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.8 % return in 176 days as long as GPC is above $85.00 on 11/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Genuine Parts covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 14.1 %.

TakeTwo Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the September $15.00 call while at the same time buying TTWO stock for $15.95 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 7.1 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $14.00, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 12.2 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 7.1 % return in 120 days. If TTWO is higher than $15.00 on 9/21/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 21.7 %.

51Job (NASDAQ: JOBS) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $60.00 call while simultaneously buying JOBS stock for $60.68 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $55.68. At that price, this position has a target return of 7.8 %. This trade has 8.2 % downside protection, while still providing a 7.8 % return in 148 days as long as JOBS is above $60.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this 51Job covered call targets an annualized return rate of 19.1 %.

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