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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett sees the value of Apple differently than most Wall Street analysts, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday.

“Analysts after analysts said if you look at the mosaic of [iPhone] orders, it’s got to be a bad quarter,” said Cramer, whose charitable trust owns shares of Apple. “[Buffett] obviously does not think about the quarter. He thinks of this as a consumer products company with 99 percent satisfaction.”

“[Buffett] thinks very young,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” He often talks about “how every kid he knows has one and they would never use anything else. That’s good enough for him.”

Apple stock rose more than 3 percent Friday to an all-time high midmorning Friday after Buffett revealed that Berkshire Hathaway bought 75 million shares of the tech giant during the first quarter. That adds to the 165.3 million shares Berkshire already owned at the end of 2017.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By AnnaLisa Kraft]

    AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE  ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: WSFS Financial Corporation(WSFS)

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Celgene Corporation(CELG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

    Wall Street expects Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion before the opening bell. Celgene shares rose 1.87 percent to $87.00 in after-hours trading.
    Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20. Weight Watchers shares gained 7.36 percent to $74.83 in the after-hours trading session.
    Analysts are expecting Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) to have earned $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion in the latest quarter. Alibaba will release earnings before the markets open. Alibaba shares fell 0.68 percent to $181.21 in after-hours trading.
    GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday. GoPro shares fell 1.41 percent to $4.89 in the after-hours trading session.
    Before the markets open, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion. American Axle shares gained 1.05 percent to $14.50 in after-hours trading.

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    Celgene Corp.s (NASDAQ: CELG) short interest for this settlement date remained flat at 15.65 million shares. Shares were changing hands at $89.14, in a 52-week trading range of $84.25 to $147.17.

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)

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    These figures should be a relief for Niccol, who joined the company from Yum! Brands’ (YUM) Taco Bell in February. While he was largely welcomed by investors and received industry affirmation, some critics were skeptical of his franchising background, operational savvy and the disparity in ethos between Chipotle and Taco Bell.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    McDonald’s is a fast-food service restaurant with more than 36 thousand restaurants in around 100 countries. With a market cap of $100 billion, the company has the largest position in the fast-food industry in the U.S., with Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) being its closest competitor. The company sells burgers, fries and sandwiches with the vision of providing great taste, modern choices and real ingredients. McDonald’s is constantly trying to find new ways to strengthen the nutritional profile of its menu items while maintaining taste.

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Pizza Hut, on the other hand, took a step back after rebounding at the end of 2017. Total sales dropped 1%, driven by a 5% decline in same-store sales and slightly offset by 109 more locations in operation than last year. Pizza Hut has had its struggles the last few years in China. Pizza doesn’t carry the same status as a dietary staple in the country as it does here in the U.S. Yum has been trying to change that by innovating the menu around local tastes, but it reports that the strategy will take some more time before its efforts can be judged. Yum China only gained independence from former parentYum! Brands(NYSE:YUM) at the end of 2016.

  • [By Daniel B. Kline]

    While its closest rivals Domino’s (NYSE:DPZ) and Papa John’s (NASDAQ:PZZA) have steadily delivered impressive growth in the United States Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) Pizza Hut has struggled.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019

If small-company stocks offer the chance to get into businesses on the ground floor, and big blue chips offer world-beating stability, what do shares of midsize companies bring to the table? Historically, superior returns. Since 1980, the Russell Midcap index, which tracks U.S. stocks with $934 million to $34 billion in market capitalization (stock price times shares outstanding), returned 12.9% per year, on averageahead of the large-cap Standard & Poors 500-stock index (11.7%) and the small-cap Russell 2000 index (11%).

See Also: Mid-Cap Stocks Are the Market’s Sweet Spot

Patrick Dunkerley, who comanages the Scout Mid Cap Fund (UMBMX), describes mid caps as a market sweet spot, offering more stability than small companies (thanks to, among other things, more-seasoned executives) and better growth potential than large firms. The fund, which holds 142 stocks, aims to eclipse the long-term performance of the Russell Midcap index.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: National Fuel Gas Company(NFG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    These companies also reported insider selling last week: National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE: NFG), Prologis Inc. (NYSE: PLD), Realty Income Corp. (NYSE: O), Ulta Beauty Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) and Versartis Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAR).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (OPHLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Merck could achieve a consistent advantage versus BMS in treatment of 1L NSCLC. There is a precise crossroad that will determine the future of these two companies in this field: the question of whether or not Keytruda will be approved in May. Both the market and investors believe that it will indeed gain approval and BMS’s stock is already paying for that. In the short term, the repercussions will be the contractions in the sales of Opdivo in 2L and a bigger obstacle for Opdivo+Yervoy in 1L. But the BMS’s combo can catch up, thanks to a bigger efficacy, as I will explain in a future article. Meanwhile, a recent trial established that Merck has to pay BMS $625M plus royalties, as it infringed BMS’s intellectual property related to the use of anti-PD1 antibodies. The royalties will be 6.5% for sales between January 2017 and the end of 2023, followed by a 2.5% rate for the period from January 2024 to the end of 2026. Bristol-Myers Squibb will share the money by giving a quarter of the amount to the Japanese Ono Pharmaceutical (OTC:OPHLF), the company which had discovered Opdivo.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: PIMCO 25+ Year Zero Coupon US Trs ETF (ZROZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]

    Investors with a taste more rate-sensitive bond ETF may want to consider the PIMCO 25 Yr Zro Cupn US Ty Inx Fd ETF (NYSE: ZROZ) and the Vanguard Extended Duration ETF (NYSE: EDV).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd.(PME)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) collapsed on Wednesday, closing the day down more than 28.2%.

    So what

    The selling appears to have been initiated in response to an incendiary reportpublished earlier today by short-seller “Aurelius Value.” Among other things, this report alleged that Pingtan:

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    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) rose 63.6 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has obtained CE marking in the EU for HTG EdgeSeq ALKPlus Assay.
    Sunshine Heart Inc (NASDAQ: SSH) rose 20.3 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading after the company issued a business update regarding execution of its strategic growth plan.
    bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares rose 11.1 percent to $4.29 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.
    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: CGIX) rose 10.3 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after the company posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
    Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) rose 8.8 percent to $41.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) rose 8 percent to $12.40 in pre-market trading. Goldman Sachs upgraded FireEye from Sell to Buy.
    PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) shares rose 7.4 percent to $97.60 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter and issued a strong earnings forecast.
    Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: BITA) shares rose 7 percent to $26.00 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.30 percent on Wednesday.
    Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ: PME) rose 6.6 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.48 pe
  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) collapsed on Wednesday, closing the day down more than 28.2%. On Thursday, they fell a further 11.9% before recovering to close down only 3.4%.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Iridium Communications Inc(IRDM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Trump’s proposal to spin off air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bodes well for small cap satellite stock Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM), but theres a bigger opportunity for the Company in theInternet of Things (IoT) space. Technology company Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) is already a leading candidate to supply the FAA with real-time aircraft tracking data in partnership with Iridium Communications with the latter having a joint venture that has partnered with air traffic control authorities in Canada, Italy, Ireland and Denmark to provide air traffic surveillance (in cooperation with Harris).

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap satellite stock Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) reportedQ2 2017 earnings before the market opened on Thursday with results beating expectations. Total revenueincreased 2% to $111.6 million which consisted of $86.6 million of service revenue and $25.0 million of revenue related to equipment sales and engineering and support projects.Service revenue, which represents primarily recurring revenue from Iridium’s growing subscriber base, grew 4% and was 78% of total revenue. The Company ended the quarter with 913,000 total billable subscribers, which compares to 823,000 for the year-ago period and is up from 869,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.Total billable subscribers grew 11% year-over-year, driven by growth in M2M and government customers. Net income was $24.8 million versus $26.9 million for the second quarter of 2016. The CEO commented:

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Healthcare real estate is just as defensive of an investment as net-lease retail, and has even more growth potential in the years ahead. One beaten-down healthcare REIT that I have my eye on in 2017 is Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH).

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Newcastle Investment Corporation(NCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) also had a director buying shares this past week. Wesley Edens picked up1 million shares of the stock at a price of $4.37. The total for the trade was posted at $4,370,000. The consensus price target for the stock is $4.50.The company invests in and manages real estate related and other investments. Its stock ended the weekat $4.31.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shortingsmall cap debt and golf course REITNewcastle Investment Corp (NYSE: NCT):

    this isn’t apt to become a huge winner, but it’s a high-odds winner.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: Delcath Systems Inc.(DCTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Money Morning News Team]

    If you’re looking for proof of just how explosively profitable penny stocks are, Delcath Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH) is a perfect piece of evidence. This company saw its stock price surge from $0.02 on June 1 to $0.19 on June 26. That marked a stunning 850% gain, which happened after the company announced phase 2 trial data for its cancer drug Melphalan would be released.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Delcath Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: DCTH) dropped nearly 44% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $0.46 after closing Thursday at $0.82. The 52-week high is $8.80. Volume of around 4.5 million was more than 20 times the daily average of around 280,000 shares traded. The company had no specific news.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By AnnaLisa Kraft]

    AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE  ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.

Top 10 Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2019: RAIT Financial Trust(RAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of RAIT Financial Trust (NYSE: RAS) were down 9 percent to $1.09. FBR Capital downgraded RAIT Financial Trust from Buy to Neutral.

    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) was down, falling around 18 percent to $1.65. RAVE Restaurant reported a $5 million equity rights offering.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018

Every night in 1995, I would deposit money overnight in a different currency…   Sounds strange, I realize.   But back then, as the vice president of a global mutual fund, one of my jobs was to execute our fund's trades.   Once our U.S. trading day was done, we wanted our money to work for us overnight as well. We might put our money into French francs, German marks, or somewhere else – just for the night.   We would find the safest country that was paying the highest interest rate. And we would put our money there overnight. No kidding.   As I'll explain today, what we were doing wasn't anything special…   Big companies like German automaker Volkswagen and Japanese automaker Honda (and thousands of other companies) have cash-management departments that do basically the same thing – on a much larger scale.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: AFC Enterprises Inc.(AFCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By AnnaLisa Kraft]

    AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE  ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.(FCAU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, Volkswagen announced that it had reached a deal with U.S. Justice Department to pay $4.3 billion to settle charges that it had used software to cheat emission tests. Today, it’s Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCAU) turn to be in the spotlight after the EPA accused it of gaming emissions standards.

  • [By ]

    Specifically, companies like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAU) , GM and Ford manufacturer the vehicles, but then franchised distributors (i.e., dealerships) are the ones who sell them to the consumer. These dealerships allow for test drives and services centers as well.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Detroit Three posted mixed results. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) put up a gain of 7% year over year in November, with sales of more than 210,000 units. General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) posted a sales decline of 2.9% but still sold more than 245,000 units. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) slipped 3.8% year over year, with unit sales of 156,000.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is moving a large number of jobs to Michigan. According to The Wall Street Journal:

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday it would invest $1 billion to move production of profitable trucks from Mexico to Michigan, a move that will significantly lower the auto makers exposure to potential changes to Nafta.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    President Trump’s Department of Justice gave its expert witness a second chance on Tuesday to make a convincing case against AT&T’s (NYSE: T) proposed $85 billion buyout of CNN-owner Time Warner (NYSE: TWX): Link

    ECONOMIC DATA
    US MBA mortgage applications w.e. 20 April -0.2% vs +4.9% prior
    The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S. will be released at 10:30 a.m. ET.
    The Treasury is set to auction 5-year notes at 1:00 p.m. ET.
    ANALYST RATINGS
    BMO upgraded Disney (NYSE: DIS) from Underperform to Market Perform
    Stifel upgraded Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOGL) from Hold to Buy
    Jefferies downgraded Fiat Chrysler (NYSE: FCAU) from Buy to Hold
    Stifel downgraded Floor & Decor (NYSE: FND) from Buy to Hold

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Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: LKQ Corporation(LKQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Thursday was LKQ Corp. (NASDAQ: LKQ) which traded down about 19% at $30.43. The stocks 52-week range is $29.60 to $43.86. Volume was 15 million compared to the daily average volume of 1.8 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) was down, falling around 16 percent to $31.49 following weaker-than-expected quarterly earnings.

    Commodities

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday's regular session.

Hot Safest Stocks To Watch For 2018: TransEnterix, Inc.(TRXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Ahuge 10% owner of TransEnterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) camein and bought more shares last week. SOFAR SpA added3,722,685 more shares of the medical device companys stock at a reported $1.40 apiece. The total for the trade was posted at $5,226,650.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Transenterix Inc (NASDAQ: TRXC) was down, falling around 38 percent to $0.681. TransEnterix reported the pricing of $24.9 million public offering of common stock and warrant.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Friday, four out of ten of the worst performing small cap stocks had double digit losses due to announcing public stock offerings:

    Medical device stock Transenterix Inc (NYSEMKT: TRXC) sank 40.37% after announcing a $24.9 million offeringand the pricing of its public offering of units, each consisting of one share of the Companys common stock, one Series A warrant to purchase one share of common stock and one Series B warrant to purchase 0.75 shares of common stock at a price of $1.00 per unit: