Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

Huge public companies still prospered this past year despite wild swings between market uncertainty and volatility, punctuated by unexpected political outcomes.

The 2017 Global 2000 is bigger and more valuable in the aggregate than last year’s list, with higher sales, profits, assets and market values. The list as a whole is significantly more valuable from the year prior, with aggregate market capitalization up 10%. Here’s how we crunched the numbers.

Despite slowing GDP figures, China and the U.S., whose companies make up more than 40% of the list, continue to dominate the top 10 list with financial giants including #1 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and #4 JPMorgan Chase. China’s two-year stronghold of the top 3 spots was disrupted this year with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway snagging the third spot, another signal that U.S. companies didn’t suffer terribly from market uncertainty that defined the year, as Berkshire owns many other American staple stocks.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Fiserv, Inc.(FISV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rathbone Brothers plc purchased a new stake in Fiserv Inc (NASDAQ:FISV) during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor purchased 3,500 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $259,000.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV)’s share price reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $74.61 and last traded at $74.25, with a volume of 72911 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $73.51.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Fiserv (NASDAQ:FISV)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $76.14 and last traded at $74.93, with a volume of 49348 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $75.96.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Masimo Corporation(MASI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Sei Investments Co. grew its position in Masimo Co. (NASDAQ:MASI) by 57.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 43,714 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,898 shares during the quarter. Sei Investments Co.’s holdings in Masimo were worth $3,845,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Keith Speights, and Sean Williams]

    So which stocks do our healthcare experts have their eye on right now? We asked these three Motley Fool investors to weigh in, and they pickedAbbVie (NYSE:ABBV),Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH), and Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI).

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Masimo Co. (NASDAQ:MASI) Director Steven Barker sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.00, for a total value of $1,000,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 73,249 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,324,900. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By VantagePoint]

    Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ: MASI) had a predictive moving average crossover to the upside in early-April indicating a bullish trend. As soon as the blue line crossed above the black line, VantagePoint users knew they should start taking long positions in this market. The Neural Index also supported that move to the upside. In 18 trading days, $MASI was up almost 14 percent or $11.77 per share.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    HL Financial Services LLC raised its holdings in shares of Masimo (NASDAQ:MASI) by 9.4% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,977 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,260 shares during the quarter. HL Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Masimo were worth $3,340,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: United Natural Foods, Inc.(UNFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) had its price target lowered by Wells Fargo & Co from $50.00 to $45.00 in a research report report published on Thursday. The firm currently has a market perform rating on the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI) updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.18-3.23 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.10. The company issued revenue guidance of $10.2-10.3 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $10.10 billion.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Earnest Partners LLC increased its holdings in shares of United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) by 2.7% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,768,903 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 47,060 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 3.51% of United Natural Foods worth $75,957,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Liberty Global plc(LILA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in shares of Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm bought 16,429 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $320,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its holdings in shares of Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) by 39.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 10,187 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,571 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Liberty Latin America were worth $198,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.75.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Liberty Latin America (NASDAQ:LILA) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: CrossAmerica Partners LP(CAPL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group reduced their FY2018 earnings estimates for CrossAmerica Partners in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday, May 9th. Jefferies Group analyst C. Mandeville now forecasts that the oil and gas company will earn $0.24 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.32. Jefferies Group currently has a “Buy” rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for CrossAmerica Partners’ Q1 2019 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.14 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $0.42 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CrossAmerica Partners (NYSE:CAPL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 26th. The oil and gas company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.06. CrossAmerica Partners had a return on equity of 4.73% and a net margin of 0.84%. The company had revenue of $552.66 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $572.48 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that CrossAmerica Partners will post 0.24 EPS for the current year.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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