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NPS Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: NPSP) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $30.12 while selling the September $30.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $27.27. At that price, this position has a target return of 10.0 %. This trade will have roughly 9.5 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 10.0 % return in 45 days. It will lock in that return as long as NPS Pharmaceuticals is above $30.00 on 9/20/2014. For comparison purposes only, this NPSP covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 81.2 %.

Qualys (NASDAQ: QLYS) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $29.09 while simultaneously selling the December $25.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 6.2 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $23.54, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 19.1 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.2 % return in 136 days as long as QLYS is above $25.00 on 12/20/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Qualys covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 16.6 %.

GM (NYSE: GM) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the December $34.00 call while simultaneously buying GM stock for $33.36 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $31.91. At that price, this position has a target return of 6.5 %. This trade has 4.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.5 % return in 136 days as long as GM is above $34.00 on 12/20/2014. For comparison purposes only, this GM covered call targets an annualized return rate of 17.6 %.

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the December $170.00 call while at the same time buying LMT stock for $166.93 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.0 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $161.83, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 3.1 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.0 % return in 136 days. If LMT is higher than $170.00 on 12/20/2014, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 13.5 %.

Navistar (NYSE: NAV) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the September $35.00 call while simultaneously buying NAV stock for $34.80 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $33.00. At that price, this position has a target return of 6.1 %. This trade has 5.2 % downside protection, while still providing a 6.1 % return in 45 days as long as NAV is above $35.00 on 9/20/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Navistar covered call targets an annualized return rate of 49.2 %.

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