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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

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What could be better than a booming business that feeds an ever-growing dividend?

How about a &a;ldquo;wide moat&a;rdquo; to protect the payout&a;rsquo;s upward trajectory? We&a;rsquo;ll rank five dividend growers and their competitive advantages in a minute. First, let&a;rsquo;s talk about disruption.

&l;b&g;Tesla &l;/b&g;CEO and &a;ldquo;Chief Disrupter&a;rdquo; Elon Musk recently stormed the castle of investing theory when he challenged the importance of moats &a;ndash; the idea of corporate competitive advantages that make it difficult for other companies to whittle away market share.

It&a;rsquo;s a skirmish that brought longtime &a;ldquo;wide moats&a;rdquo; pitchman Warren Buffett into the fray, as the &l;b&g;Berkshire Hathaway &l;/b&g;CEO and Musk had sparring words for one another.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: NetSol Technologies Inc.(NTWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TheStreet upgraded shares of NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of NetSol Technologies from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, May 17th.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) jumped 43.3 percent to $0.5447 after the micro-cap specialty diagnostics company reported preliminary first-quarter results. The company said its first quarter revenue rose 286 percent from the same quarter a year ago to $712,000.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) gained 34.5 percent to $4.52 after the company announced it would proceed with Phase 3 development of GR-MD-02 for NASH Cirrhosis following the FDA meeting.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) shares rose 21.9 percent to $8.1063.
    Evolus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EOLS) shares surged 16 percent to $15.65.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares jumped 15.5 percent to $3.6263 after the company disclosed that its application for Medicare codes received favorable preliminary decision.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) rose 13.7 percent to $10.12.
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 13.7 percent to $4.6743.
    Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACIA) shares gained 12.2 percent to $35.34 as optical sector is seeing strength following President Trump's announcement that he would work with China related to ZTE Corp.
    Tailored Brands, Inc. (NYSE: TLRD) shares rose 11.3 percent to $35.17. Jefferies upgraded Tailored Brands from Hold to Buy.
    Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ: KONA) jumped 10.6 percent to $2.875.
    Federated National Holding Company (NASDAQ: FNHC) shares rose 10.6 percent to $20.29. Raymond James upgraded Federated National Holding from Outperform to Strong Buy.
    Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) climbed 10.2 percent to $15.15. Renewable Energy will replace Synchronoss Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) in the S&P SmallCap 600 on Tuesday, May 15.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) shares climbed 10.1 percent to $3.16. Stein Mart is expected to release Q1 earnings on May 23.
    NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) rose 9.7 percent to $108.60 after Bloomberg reported that the China’s Commerce Ministry has restar
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) CEO Najeeb Ghauri purchased 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 25th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $6.20 per share, with a total value of $15,500.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Retail Properties of America, Inc.(RPAI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Retail Properties of America (RPAI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Retail Properties of America (RPAI)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd lowered its holdings in Retail Properties of America Inc (NYSE:RPAI) by 46.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 20,722 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 17,915 shares during the quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd’s holdings in Retail Properties of America were worth $265,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Retail Properties of America (RPAI)

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: HSBC Holdings plc(HSEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) fell 13.4 percent to $51.10 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat earnings for its first quarter and lowered its profit outlook for the year.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) fell 9.8 percent to $28.97 in pre-market trading after surging 46.29 percent on Thursday.
    Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) shares fell 8.2 percent to $8.81 in pre-market trading after the company reported Q1 results and disclosed that it is withdrawing its FY18 outlook for adjusted EBITDA, airborne cash capex, airborne equipment inventory purchases and free cash flow.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares fell 7.5 percent to $3.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 22.16 percent on Thursday.
    Arista Networks, Inc. (NYSE: ANET) fell 7.4 percent to $248.00 in pre-market trading following first-quarter earnings.
    Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WEB) fell 6.7 percent to $18.00 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Varex Imaging Corporation (NASDAQ: VREX) fell 5.2 percent to $34 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 results.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) shares fell 5.2 percent to $7.60 in pre-market trading after dropping 3.02 percent on Thursday.
    AMN Healthcare Services, Inc (NYSE: AMN) shares fell 4.7 percent to $61.70 in pre-market trading following Q1 earnings.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) fell 4.6 percent to $25.15 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) shares fell 4 percent to $16.66 in pre-market trading after dropping 2.86 percent on Thursday.
    Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (NASDAQ: MLCO) fell 4 percent to $30.65 in pre-market trading.
    Century Aluminum Co (NASDAQ: CENX) fell 4 percent to $15.76 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSBC) shares fell 3.5 percent to $48.10 in pre-market tr

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Bio-Path Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPTH) shares rose 29.5 percent to $2.15 in pre-market trading after reporting pre-clinical data demonstrating potential of Prexigebersen presented at the annual American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Chicago.
    Sientra, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIEN) rose 16.7 percent to $12.90 in pre-market trading following the announcement of FDA approval for PMA supplement.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 13.5 percent to $2.95 in pre-market trading after climbing 14.04 percent on Wednesday.
    Harmony Gold Mining Company Limited (NYSE: HMY) rose 5.6 percent to $2.09 in pre-market trading.
    Alcoa Corporation (NYSE: AA) shares rose 5 percent to $62.32 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter and raised its FY18 adjusted EBITDA outlook.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) shares rose 4.9 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.03 percent on Wednesday.
    ABB Ltd (NYSE: ABB) shares rose 4.3 percent to $24.47 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    WPP plc (NYSE: WPP) rose 4.2 percent to $82.99 in pre-market trading.
    American Express Company (NYSE: AXP) rose 4 percent to $98.95 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected profit for its first quarter.
    HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE: HSEA) rose 3.4 percent to $27.30 in pre-market trading.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 3.4 percent to $167.95 in pre-market trading. Takada offered to buy Shire at £46.50 per share, Reuters reported.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) rose 3.1 percent to $16.43 in pre-market trading.
    iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) shares rose 3 percent to $63.66 in the pre-market trading session.

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Sealed Air (SEE)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Celanese (NYSE: CE) and Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its stake in Sealed Air (NYSE:SEE) by 14.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 104,379 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 12,843 shares during the quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in Sealed Air were worth $4,466,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Acadia Realty Trust(AKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019 12:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Corecivic (NYSE:CXW) and Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Acadia Realty Trust (AKR)

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Hot Value Stocks To Own Right Now

Call it the market timing industry’s dirty little secret: bear markets and heightened volatility are good for business.

That’s not because they are ornery by nature. It’s simply a rational recognition on their part that it’s difficult to add value when the stock market is going straight up.

Take the U.S. market’s extraordinary rise over the two years through its January top: It was achieved without even a 5% pullback in the S&P 500
SPX, -0.20%
 , much less the 10% drop that is considered the semi-official definition of a correction. Expected market volatility, as measured by the CBOE’s Volatility Index
VIX, -1.44%
 , fell to record lows.

Hot Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Actuant Corporation(ATU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Actuant Corporation (NYSE:ATU)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallJune 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Champlain Investment Partners LLC lowered its position in Actuant (NYSE:ATU) by 3.5% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 1,975,305 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after selling 71,860 shares during the period. Champlain Investment Partners LLC’s holdings in Actuant were worth $45,926,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Actuant (ATU)

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    After 111 years as a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has been replaced on the index by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE: WBA). According to David Blitzer, managing director and chair of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, the change is part of an effort to increase value and prominence of consumer goods, finance, healthcare, and technology firms on the U.S. economy. GE is the last original member to be removed from the index. Shares of Boeing Co. (NYSE BA), DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DOW), and Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) are getting pounded on concerns that a full-blown trade war may accelerate and hurt major exporters to China. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced he may seek tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese goods. Trump has asked U.S. trade representatives to identify potential products on which the United States could implement a 10% tariff. Recent trade volatility has erased all gains in the Dow Jones in 2018. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) has raised its bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NYSE: FOXA) assets to $71.3 billion in cash and stock. The new offer tops the $35 all-cash offer proposed last week by cable and telecom giant Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA).
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: MU, ORCL, SBUX
    Micron Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) will lead a light day of earnings reports Wednesday. The Chinese semiconductor giant is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $3.14 on top of $7.75 billion in revenue. While markets will be interested in this report, the greater focus will likely center on the impact of U.S. tariffs on the company’s forward guidance. Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) stock was off 3.7% despite news that the cloud computing giant topped Wall Street earnings expectations yesterday. The firm reported adjusted EPS of $0.99 on top of $11.25 billion in revenue. Those numbers beat average expectations of $0.94 on $11.18 billion. The stock slumped after

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Hot Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Acadia Realty Trust(AKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019 12:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Acadia Realty Trust (AKR)

    For more information about research offerings from Zacks Investment Research, visit Zacks.com

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Corecivic (NYSE:CXW) and Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Hot Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Nuveen New York Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund(NAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Nuveen New York Dividend Advntg Mncpl Fd (NYSE:NAN) announced a monthly dividend on Tuesday, October 2nd, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Monday, October 15th will be given a dividend of 0.048 per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.58 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.69%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 12th.

Hot Value Stocks To Own Right Now: Eaton Vance Floating Rate Income Trust(EFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Relative Value Partners Group LLC grew its holdings in Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust (NYSE:EFT) by 11.0% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 799,864 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional 79,578 shares during the period. Relative Value Partners Group LLC’s holdings in Eaton Vance Floating-Rate Income Trust were worth $11,958,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Value Stocks To Own Right Now: FS Bancorp, Inc.(FSBW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) – Research analysts at FIG Partners boosted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for FS Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, May 3rd. FIG Partners analyst T. Coffey now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $1.16 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.13. FIG Partners also issued estimates for FS Bancorp’s FY2018 earnings at $4.70 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.33 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $5.09 EPS.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FS Bancorp (FSBW)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on FS Bancorp (FSBW)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    FS Bancorp (NASDAQ: FSBW) and Anchor (NASDAQ:ANCB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.