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Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $96.14 while selling the October $95.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $89.84. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.7 %. This trade will have roughly 6.6 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.7 % return in 116 days. It will lock in that return as long as Amgen is above $95.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this AMGN covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 18.1 %.

National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $67.06 while simultaneously selling the November $65.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.5 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $61.06, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 8.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.5 % return in 144 days as long as NOV is above $65.00 on 11/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this National Oilwell Varco covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 16.3 %.

Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the July $14.00 call while at the same time buying BBRY stock for $14.10 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 8.3 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $12.93, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 8.3 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 8.3 % return in 25 days. If BBRY is higher than $14.00 on 7/20/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 120.7 %.

Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $57.10 while simultaneously selling the August $55.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.6 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $52.10, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 8.8 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.6 % return in 53 days as long as KORS is above $55.00 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Michael Kors covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 38.3 %.

SINA com (NASDAQ: SINA) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the July $52.50 call while simultaneously buying SINA stock for $52.59 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $50.19. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.6 %. This trade has 4.6 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.6 % return in 25 days as long as SINA is above $52.50 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this SINA com covered call targets an annualized return rate of 67.2 %.

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