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GM (NYSE: GM) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $36.47 while selling the December $35.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $33.22. At that price, this position has a target return of 5.4 %. This trade will have roughly 8.9 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 5.4 % return in 141 days. It will lock in that return as long as GM is above $35.00 on 12/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this GM covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 13.8 %.

Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $55.49 while simultaneously selling the January $55.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 4.6 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $52.56, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 5.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.6 % return in 169 days as long as MDT is above $55.00 on 1/18/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Medtronic covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 10.0 %.

Carnival (NYSE: CCL) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the January $37.00 call while at the same time buying CCL stock for $37.71 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.8 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $35.31, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 6.4 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 4.8 % return in 169 days. If CCL is higher than $37.00 on 1/18/2014, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 10.3 %.

Michael Kors (NYSE: KORS) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $68.65 while simultaneously selling the September $67.50 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.1 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $64.25, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.4 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.1 % return in 50 days as long as KORS is above $67.50 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Michael Kors covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 36.9 %.

SINA com (NASDAQ: SINA) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the August $72.50 call while at the same time buying SINA stock for $73.68 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.3 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $69.48, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 5.7 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 4.3 % return in 15 days. If SINA is higher than $72.50 on 8/17/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 105.6 %.

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