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Walmart Stores (NYSE: WMT) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $74.84 while selling the September $77.50 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $73.59. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.3 %. This trade will have roughly 1.7 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.3 % return in 100 days. It will lock in that return as long as Walmart Stores is above $77.50 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this WMT covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 19.4 %.

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 $25.89 while simultaneously selling the July $25.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.2 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $23.99, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 7.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.2 % return in 37 days as long as YHOO is above $25.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Yahoo covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 41.5 %.

KLA Tencor (NASDAQ: KLAC) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the September $55.00 call while at the same time buying KLAC stock for $55.18 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.6 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $52.08, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 5.6 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.6 % return in 100 days. If KLAC is higher than $55.00 on 9/21/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 20.4 %.

Ulta Salon Cosmetics (NASDAQ: ULTA) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $96.64 while simultaneously selling the September $95.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.5 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $89.24, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 7.7 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.5 % return in 100 days as long as ULTA is above $95.00 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Ulta Salon Cosmetics covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 23.5 %.

Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $16.00 call while simultaneously buying LYV stock for $16.17 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $14.72. At that price, this position has a target return of 8.7 %. This trade has 9.0 % downside protection, while still providing a 8.7 % return in 128 days as long as LYV is above $16.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Live Nation covered call targets an annualized return rate of 24.8 %.

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