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Visa (NYSE: V) has been identified by InvestorsObserver analysts as being well-positioned for a new covered call today. Buying the stock for $176.21 while selling the December $170.00 call will produce a new covered call with a break-even point around $163.46. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.0 %. This trade will have roughly 7.2 % downside protection, while still aiming for a 4.0 % return in 106 days. It will lock in that return as long as Visa is above $170.00 on 12/21/2013. For comparison purposes only, this V covered call aims for an annualized return rate of 13.8 %.

Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the January $210.00 call while at the same time buying BIIB stock for $227.70 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.6 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $198.80, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 12.7 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.6 % return in 134 days. If BIIB is higher than $210.00 on 1/18/2014, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 15.3 %.

Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the January $155.00 call while simultaneously buying UNP stock for $156.12 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $147.77. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.9 %. This trade has 5.3 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.9 % return in 134 days as long as UNP is above $155.00 on 1/18/2014. For comparison purposes only, this Union Pacific covered call targets an annualized return rate of 13.3 %.

Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has been chosen by InvestorsObserver analysts as a candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the November $22.00 call while at the same time buying HPQ stock for $22.12 will produce a new covered call with a target return of 5.6 %. Based on recent data, this trade will cost about $20.84, which is also the covered call’s breakeven point. At that price, this covered call has 5.8 % downside protection, while seeking an assigned return of 5.6 % return in 71 days. If HPQ is higher than $22.00 on 11/16/2013, we are assured that simple return. For comparison purposes only, that equates to an annualized return rate of 28.6 %.

Universal Display (NASDAQ: OLED) has been selected by InvestorsObserver analysts as a stock that is a strong candidate for a new covered call today. Selling the October $35.00 call while simultaneously buying OLED stock for $37.28 will result in a new position with a break-even point around $33.58. At that price, this position has a target return of 4.2 %. This trade has 9.9 % downside protection, while still providing a 4.2 % return in 43 days as long as OLED is above $35.00 on 10/19/2013. For comparison purposes only, this Universal Display covered call targets an annualized return rate of 35.8 %.

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