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Barclays (NYSE: BCS) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $17.30 while selling the December $17.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $15.50. At that price, this position has a target return of 9.7 %. This trade will have roughly 10.4 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 9.7 % return in 179 days. It will lock in that return as long as Barclays is above $17.00 on 12/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this BCS covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 19.7 %.

3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $42.70 while simultaneously selling the July $42.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.4 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $39.85, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.7 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.4 % return in 25 days as long as DDD is above $42.00 on 7/20/2013. For comparison purposes only, this 3D Systems covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 78.7 %.

GameStop (NYSE: GME) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the August $39.00 call while at the same time buying GME stock for $39.90 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 6.4 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $36.65, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 8.1 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 6.4 % return in 53 days. If GME is higher than $39.00 on 8/17/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 44.1 %.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JAZZ) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $65.77 while simultaneously selling the August $65.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.6 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $60.97, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 7.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.6 % return in 53 days as long as JAZZ is above $65.00 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Jazz Pharmaceuticals covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 45.5 %.

Celldex Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CLDX) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the November $13.00 call while simultaneously buying CLDX stock for $13.76 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $11.31. At that price, this position has a target return of 14.9 %. This trade has 17.8 % downside protection, while still providing a 14.9 % return in 144 days as long as CLDX is above $13.00 on 11/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Celldex Therapeutics covered call targets an annualized return rate of 37.9 %.

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