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Yamana Gold (NYSE: AUY) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $14.00 call while simultaneously buying AUY stock for $14.07 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $12.99. At that price, this position has a target return of 7.8 %. This trade has 7.7 % downside protection, while still providing a 7.8 % return in 88 days as long as  AUY is above $14.00 on 10/20/2012. For comparison purposes only, this Yamana Gold covered call targets an annualized return rate of 32.2 %.

Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $31.51 while selling the September $31.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $29.67. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.5 %. This trade will have roughly 5.8 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 4.5 % return in 60 days. It will lock in that return as long as Halliburton  is above $31.00 on 9/22/2012. For comparison purposes only, this HAL covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 27.3 %.

PNC Financial (NYSE: PNC) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $57.61 while simultaneously selling the November $57.50 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.1 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $54.21, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 5.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.1 % return in 116 days as long as  PNC is above $57.50 on 11/17/2012. For comparison purposes only, this PNC Financial covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 19.1 %.

Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $66.16 while simultaneously selling the September $65.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 7.5 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $60.46, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 8.6 % downside protection, while still providing a 7.5 % return in 60 days as long as  MNST is above $65.00 on 9/22/2012. For comparison purposes only, this Monster Beverage covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 45.6 %.

Catamaran (NASDAQ: CTRX) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $85.00 call while at the same time buying CTRX stock for $85.80 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 8.4 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $78.40, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 8.6 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 8.4 % return in 88 days. If CTRX is higher than $85.00 on 10/20/2012, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 34.9 %.

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