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Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $153.24 while selling the October $150.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $142.89. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.0 %. This trade will have roughly 6.8 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.0 % return in 103 days. It will lock in that return as long as Goldman Sachs is above $150.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this GS covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 17.6 %.

F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $69.19 while simultaneously selling the August $67.50 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.6 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $63.94, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 7.6 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.6 % return in 40 days as long as FFIV is above $67.50 on 8/17/2013. For comparison purposes only, this F5 Networks covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 50.7 %.

Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $62.50 call while at the same time buying INTU stock for $62.55 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.0 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $59.55, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 4.8 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.0 % return in 103 days. If INTU is higher than $62.50 on 10/19/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 17.5 %.

Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $53.32 while simultaneously selling the September $52.50 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.5 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $49.77, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.7 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.5 % return in 75 days as long as GILD is above $52.50 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Gilead Sciences covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 26.7 %.

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the November $72.50 call while simultaneously buying ACN stock for $73.64 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $69.34. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.6 %. This trade has 5.8 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.6 % return in 131 days as long as ACN is above $72.50 on 11/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Accenture covered call targets an annualized return rate of 12.7 %.

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