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Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $31.80 while selling the November $31.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $29.70. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.4 %. This trade will have roughly 6.6 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 4.4 % return in 89 days. It will lock in that return as long as Microsoft is above $31.00 on 11/16/2013. For comparison purposes only, this MSFT covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 17.9 %.

Amarin (NASDAQ: AMRN) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $6.00 while simultaneously selling the January $5.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 29.2 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $3.87, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 35.5 % downside protection, while still providing a 29.2 % return in 152 days as long as AMRN is above $5.00 on 1/18/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Amarin covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 70.1 %.

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: REGN) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the September $230.00 call while at the same time buying REGN stock for $230.98 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 4.8 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $219.38, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 5.0 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 4.8 % return in 33 days. If REGN is higher than $230.00 on 9/21/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 53.5 %.

Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is an ideal candidate for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $30.37 while simultaneously selling the September $30.00 call will result in a new position with a target return of 5.4 %. Based on recent prices, this position will cost about $28.47, which is also the trade’s breakeven point. At that level, this covered call has 6.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 5.4 % return in 33 days as long as BBY is above $30.00 on 9/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Best Buy covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 59.4 %.

Harley Davidson (NYSE: HOG) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the January $55.00 call while simultaneously buying HOG stock for $58.44 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $52.74. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.3 %. This trade has 9.8 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.3 % return in 152 days as long as HOG is above $55.00 on 1/18/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Harley Davidson covered call targets an annualized return rate of 10.3 %.

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