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DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $64.40 while selling the December $62.50 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $58.65. At that price, this position has a target return of 6.6 %. This trade will have roughly 8.9 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 6.6 % return in 162 days. It will lock in that return as long as DirecTV is above $62.50 on 12/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this DTV covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 14.8 %.

Adobe Systems (NASDAQ: ADBE) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $47.99 while simultaneously selling the October $47.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.5 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $44.99, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.5 % return in 99 days as long as ADBE is above $47.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Adobe Systems covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 16.4 %.

PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the January $70.00 call while at the same time buying PETM stock for $71.74 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.2 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $66.54, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 7.2 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.2 % return in 190 days. If PETM is higher than $70.00 on 1/18/2014, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 10.0 %.

Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $51.54 while simultaneously selling the August $52.50 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.2 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $50.38, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 2.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.2 % return in 36 days as long as LLY is above $52.50 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Eli Lilly covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 42.6 %.

AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $13.00 call while simultaneously buying AU stock for $13.31 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $11.91. At that price, this position has a target return of 9.2 %. This trade has 10.5 % downside protection, while still providing a 9.2 % return in 99 days as long as AU is above $13.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this AngloGold Ashanti covered call targets an annualized return rate of 33.7 %.

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