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Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now

European stocks popped higher Monday, as the choppy political waters in Spain and Italy calmed and as traders took heart from news of potential corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Shares of French bank Societe Generale SA and air carrier Air France-KLM were on the rise on reports of M&A deals in the cards.

How markets are performing

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index
SXXP, +0.54%
was up 0.4% at 388.11. All sectors were moving higher, led by the utility and financial groups. On Friday, the benchmark rose 1%, trimming the loss for the week to 1.1%.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Collectors Universe, Inc.(CLCT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6176420788428 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Press coverage about Collectors Universe (NASDAQ:CLCT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Collectors Universe earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3889072712147 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc.(EXPD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Adviser Investments LLC trimmed its holdings in Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) by 78.8% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 2,550 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 9,500 shares during the period. Adviser Investments LLC’s holdings in Expeditors International of Washington were worth $161,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $65.63.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Baird Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) by 10.3% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 18,771 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,760 shares during the quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Expeditors International of Washington were worth $1,372,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Calamos Convertible and High Income Fund(CHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Calamos Convertible & Hi Income Fund (NASDAQ:CHY) was the target of a large growth in short interest in September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 705,860 shares, a growth of 35.5% from the August 31st total of 521,121 shares. Approximately 1.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 212,797 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.3 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Calamos Convertible & Hi Income Fund (NASDAQ:CHY) declared a monthly dividend on Monday, February 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 12th will be given a dividend of 0.085 per share by the investment management company on Wednesday, February 20th. This represents a $1.02 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 11th.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Daimler AG (DDAIF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    The recent news that Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. (OTCPK:GELYF) has taken an approximate 10% share in Daimler AG (OTCPK:DDAIF) has shaken up the market. Geely already owns Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVY) cars and is a growing company investors might like to study carefully. Daimler already has a partnership with major auto manufacturer BAIC Motor Corp. (OTC:BCCMY) and with BYD. The joint venture with BYD has achieved little and this tie-up with Geely is seen as a source of some concern for BYD.

  • [By ]

    Both Tesla Inc.  (TSLA) and Mercedes-Benz (DDAIF) have their own positive catalysts to lean on.

    Tesla arguably makes the best electric cars on the planet right now. They’re reliable, loaded with technology, have excellent performance and safety ratings and are downright sexy.

  • [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]

    Mercedes (OTCPK:DDAIF) in South Carolina (will make Sprinter work vans).

    Toyota (TM) and Mazda in Alabama (will make Corolla and a Mazda SUV).

  • [By ]

    As such, the much lower wage cost in China compared to the U.S. must have caught the eyes of Elon Musk. According to Michael Dunne, president of Dunne Automotive, a Hong Kong-based company that facilitates investments between the U.S. and China, the average line worker at a UAW-represented American assembly plant today makes about $29 per hour. In contrast, the hourly pay in China for the same work ranges from $4.20 at Chinese domestic carmakers such as Geely and BYD to $9.00 or so at German multinational automotive corporation Daimler’s (OTCPK:DDAIF) joint-venture assembly plant in Beijing.

  • [By ]

    For the past five years, I have been actively developing the North American and Caribbean energy storage market. In this time, I have accumulated a vast amount of knowledge and a deep understanding of related use cases, technology, supply chain and sales channels. Prior to entering the energy storage markets, I spent another five years with various clean technology start-up organizations. The experience that I harvested during this period included five years with Toronto- based Eguana Technologies (OTCQB:EGTYF), which designs, manufactures and distributes intelligent power electronics and power conversion systems for distributed smart grid and energy storage applications. I also spent two years with sonnen, a privately held Bavaria-based technology and products Innovation Company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing and distributing advanced lithium-based energy storage systems for the residential, small commercial and industrial sectors. Most recently, I worked at Mercedes-Benz Energy, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Daimler AG (OTCPK:DDAIF). The company is responsible for the development and distribution of stationary energy storage under the Mercedes-Benz brand. In Q2 2018, Mercedes-Benz pulled the plug on its efforts in the residential energy storage market, primarily due to a lack of batteries. The company made a strategic decision to focus on the electrification of its automotive fleet and not focus on the stationary energy storage market. It is in my opinion that this is a foolish move, as the energy markets have now crossed paths with the automotive industry.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Select Medical Holdings Corporation(SEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in shares of Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) by 6.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 229,531 shares of the health services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,026 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Select Medical were worth $3,960,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) insider Scott A. Romberger sold 5,000 shares of Select Medical stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.63, for a total transaction of $93,150.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 158,485 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,952,575.55. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 166,839 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,878,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC owned 0.12% of Select Medical at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Select Medical (SEM)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Select Medical Holdings Co. (NYSE:SEM) Chairman Robert A. Ortenzio sold 21,052 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.52, for a total value of $389,883.04. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 6,789,748 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $125,746,132.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

  • [By ]

    Cramer was bearish on Oclaro (OCLR) , Stratasys (SSYS) , Washington Prime Group (WPG) and Select Medical Holdings (SEM) .

    No-Huddle Offense 

    In his “No-Huddle Offense” segment, Cramer proclaimed that it’s a fallacy to think that a low price/earnings multiple always means a stock is too cheap. Sometimes, the earnings estimates are simply too high.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.(PFLT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:PFLT) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totalling 403,044 shares, a drop of 33.4% from the July 13th total of 605,371 shares. Approximately 1.0% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 169,547 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sound Income Strategies LLC grew its stake in Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:PFLT) by 12.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,043,505 shares of the asset manager’s stock after buying an additional 117,138 shares during the quarter. Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital accounts for about 6.7% of Sound Income Strategies LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 7th biggest holding. Sound Income Strategies LLC owned about 2.69% of Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital worth $13,722,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital Ltd (NASDAQ:PFLT) – Research analysts at SunTrust Banks increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital in a report issued on Thursday, February 7th. SunTrust Banks analyst M. Hughes now forecasts that the asset manager will earn $1.21 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.20. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.32 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.32 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.27 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

    Get PennantPark Floating Rate alerts:

    PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) Plans Monthly Dividend of $0.10 (americanbankingnews.com) PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com) PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com) ValuEngine Downgrades PennantPark Floating Rate (PFLT) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of PFLT stock opened at $13.43 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $523.03 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.21 and a beta of 0.56. PennantPark Floating Rate has a one year low of $12.00 and a one year high of $14.65.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DSPG) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $15.75.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    DSP Group Inc  (NASDAQ:DSPG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 04, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) and DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk and valuation.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Needham & Company LLC restated their buy rating on shares of DSP Group (NASDAQ:DSPG) in a report issued on Friday morning. The firm currently has a $15.00 price objective on the semiconductor company’s stock.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Having said that, gold doesn’t fit in to Warren Buffett’s investing philosophy. The central investing principle that has allowed Buffett to build Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) into the massive conglomerate it is today excludes gold and most other assets that are considered to be stores of value.

  • [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]

    While it wasn’t the largest move in terms of the dollar amount, one of the biggest surprises in Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) latest 13-F filing was that the company sold nearly three million shares of tech heavyweight Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) during the fourth quarter of 2018.  

  • [By Jordan Wathen]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) shareholders undoubtedly noticed that the company repurchased a small amount of stock in the fourth quarter, with purchases at prices as high as $207.17 and as low as $197.30 per Class B share. That activity suggests that at prices around $197 to $207, Warren Buffett views Berkshire Hathaway’s Class B shares as a bargain.

  • [By Natalie Walters]

    Warren Buffett once famously avoided tech stocks because he claimed to not understand them. However, in the past few years, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) has made an exception by loading up on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock. 

  • [By ] Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are set to answer questions from Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B)(NYSE: BRK-A) shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on Saturday. While I’m not expecting any major surprises, here are four things I’ll be watching for during the Oracle of Omaha’s Q&A session.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Yet sometimes it takes a simple explanation to make it clear exactly how much something matters to a company. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett loves to give simple explanations of key concepts to his investors every year in his annual letter to shareholders. This year, one of the things he noted was just how important tax reform was to the insurance giant’s overall results — and the long-term intrinsic value of the company.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: MGE Energy Inc.(MGEE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Prudential Financial Inc. reduced its position in MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE) by 18.2% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 104,636 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 23,210 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc.’s holdings in MGE Energy were worth $5,871,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Danielson (NYSE: CVA) and MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

    Minerva Neurosciences (NASDAQ:NERV) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a hold rating to a buy rating.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Friday.

    Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of MGE Energy from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Wednesday, June 6th.

  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.

Top 10 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Forward Pharma A/S(FWP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ:FWP) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.

    NASDAQ:FWP opened at $2.49 on Thursday. Forward Pharma A/S has a fifty-two week low of $1.63 and a fifty-two week high of $7.93.

  • [By Money Morning Staff Reports]

    Before we get to our latest pick, here are last week’s top-performing penny stocks:

    Penny Stock Sector Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
    Melinta Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT) Healthcare $1.74 104.01%
    Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) Healthcare $0.83 84.40%
    Top Image Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: TISA) Healthcare $0.82 59.85%
    Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: JASN) Healthcare $2.21 58.99%
    Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: MXWL) Financial $4.66 51.79%
    Marathon Patent Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MARA) Healthcare $0.52 51.47%
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) Basic Materials $1.53 43.57%
    Dixie Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DXYN) Healthcare $1.40 42.86%
    Trevena Inc. (NASDAQ: TRVN) Services $1.41 39.60%
    Alliance MMA Inc. (NASDAQ: AMMA) Healthcare $4.95 36.18%

    Don’t Miss Out: The Treasury is sitting on an $11.1 billion cash pile, and a loophole entitles Americans to a sizable portion. Some are collecting $1,795, $3,000, or $5,000 every month thanks to this powerful investment…

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) shares gained 88.18 percent to close at $4.14 on Tuesday.
    Regional Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHE) shares jumped 18.04 percent to close at $0.3010 on Tuesday.
    Precipio, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPO) shares gained 16.61 percent to close at $0.49 after the nano-cap specialty diagnostics company said it saw an acceleration of sales in its Pathology services in April. The company now expects to see a sequential double digit quarterly sales growth.
    Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ARCT) rose 16.09 percent to close at $7.00 on Tuesday.
    America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) gained 14.53 percent to close at $62.65 after reporting upbeat Q4 results.
    NanoString Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTG) shares surged 12.64 percent to close at $13.19.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) gained 12.12 percent to close at $4.07 on Tuesday.
    Quotient Limited (NASDAQ: QTNT) shares climbed 11.58 percent to close at $6.55 on Tuesday.
    American Equity Investment Life Holding Company (NYSE: AEL) rose 11.23 percent to close at $32.28 following a report from Reuters that the company is looking for a sale.
    iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) gained 11.15 percent to close at $22.52.
    Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT) rose 10.4 percent to close at $7.11.
    Stein Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMRT) gained 10.26 percent to close at $3.33. Stein Mart is expected to release quarterly earnings on May 23.
    MiMedx Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDXG) shares rose 10.11 percent to close at $8.06.
    The Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) gained 8.2 percent to close at $8.18. Container Store reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter after the closing bell.
    Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAB) shares gained 7.69 percent to close at $9.10 after the company reported upbeat Q2 results.
    Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) rose 6.4 percent to close at $59.03 after reporting a $10 billion buyback plan.

     

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP) fell 15.2 percent to $3.51 in pre-market trading after surging 88.18 percent on Tuesday.
    Pfenex Inc. (NASDAQ: PFNX) shares fell 15 percent to $5.85 in pre-market trading after the company announced an offering of common stock.
    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) fell 17.6 percent to $47.75 in pre-market trading after the company reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the second quarter.
    Container Store Group, Inc. (NYSE: TCS) fell 13 percent to $7.15 in pre-market trading after reporting weaker-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    Ardelyx, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARDX) shares fell 12.1 percent to $4.00 in pre-market trading after reporting pricing of public offering of common stock.
    Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) shares fell 9.8 percent to $27.31 in pre-market trading.
    Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (NYSE: TKC) fell 6.5 percent to $6.60 in pre-market trading.
    Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) shares fell 5.8 percent to $71.02 in pre-market trading. Target reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales exceeded estimates.
    PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) shares fell 5.7 percent to $42.42 in pre-market trading

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) is the owner and operator of six major crude pipelines that run from Alberta, originating in the Edmonton/Hardisty area, down to Superior, Wisconsin. This is know as the Mainline System and enables the flow of up to 2.85 million barrels of crude from Canada to America. One of those pipelines, the 1,097-mile long Line 3, has been operating for 50 years and needs to be replaced. Let’s take a look at Enbridge Inc’s largest project currently under construction, the L3RP or Line 3 Replacement Project.

Liquids pipelines generated $6.4 billion in EBITDA for Enbridge Inc in 2017, up from $3 billion in 2015. The cash flow from these assets is used to support and grow its 6.6% yield, making any expansion noteworthy especially one as big as the L3RP. The Line 3 Replacement Project is Enbridge Inc’s largest project ever.

Line 3

Back in 2008, Enbridge voluntarily curtailed the volumes along the Line 3 system by 370,000 bpd, bringing its utilization rate down to just 390,000 bpd. This was an implicit acceptance that the system was getting old, and by 2014, the Line 3 Replacement Project was sanctioned. The goal is to get crude moving along the system by late 2019, or maybe early 2020.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Vanguard Mega Cap Growth ETF (MGK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Fernwood Investment Management LLC lessened its stake in VANGUARD MEGA CAP 300 GROWTH ETF (BMV:MGK) by 9.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 17,022 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,698 shares during the period. VANGUARD MEGA CAP 300 GROWTH ETF comprises 1.1% of Fernwood Investment Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 26th biggest holding. Fernwood Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.06% of VANGUARD MEGA CAP 300 GROWTH ETF worth $1,911,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Axalta Coating Systems Ltd.(AXTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE:AXTA) and Akzo Nobel (OTCMKTS:AKZOD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (NYSE:AXTA) Director Charles W. Shaver sold 250,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.73, for a total value of $7,432,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 690,828 shares in the company, valued at $20,538,316.44. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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    Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com) Axalta, the Philadelphia Eagles and Stroud Water Research Center Celebrate All-Pro Teachers with a Day of STEM in the Stream (finance.yahoo.com) Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com) Insider Selling: Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (AXTA) EVP Sells 15,332 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Axalta Announces Price Increase on Industrial Coating Technologies in North America (finance.yahoo.com)

    A number of research firms have weighed in on AXTA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Axalta Coating Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 27th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on shares of Axalta Coating Systems from $32.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 26th. Nomura reduced their price objective on shares of Axalta Coating Systems from $35.00 to $34.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. BMO Capital Markets began coverage on shares of Axalta Coating Systems in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $33.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Seaport Global Securities cut shares of Axalta Coating Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Joseph F. Mcdougall Sells 34,008 Shares of Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) Stock (americanbankingnews.com) Global Smart Coatings Market 2018 – AkzoNobel, PPG Industries, Axalta Coatings Systems, The Sherwin-Williams … (heavyjoystick.com) Global Acrylic Based Waterborne Coatings Market: Detailed Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2018 … (bittstreet.com) Is P/E & PEG The Same Thing – Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE:AXTA) (nasdaqjournal.com) Ducks Unlimited helps fund improvements at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge (sussexcountian.com)

    Axalta Coating Systems stock traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $32.00. 617,000 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,853,452. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.57. Axalta Coating Systems has a fifty-two week low of $27.77 and a fifty-two week high of $38.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.89, a PEG ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.32.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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    Global Metal Coating Market : Axalta Coating Systems, Akzonobel NV, The Valspar Corporation, BASF SE (thecleantechnology.com) Global Industrial Coatings Market Strategies: BASF SE, Akzo Nobel NV, Axalta Coating Systems , NOROO Paint … (businessinvestor24.com) Analysts’ Recommendations to Consider – Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (NYSE: AXTA) (stockspen.com) Market Mover — Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA) (stockmarketstop.com) Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA) moves -16.78% away from 52-Week High = Technical Facts (nasdaqchronicle.com)

    NYSE:AXTA opened at $31.85 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 2.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.57. Axalta Coating Systems has a 12 month low of $27.77 and a 12 month high of $38.20. The company has a market capitalization of $7.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.76, a P/E/G ratio of 1.69 and a beta of 1.31.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Just Hold Your Nose and Dive Into Under Armour Inc (UAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Under Armour Inc. (NYSE:UA)(NYSE:UAA) dropped 11.2% in July, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, following the athletic apparel and footwear specialist’s second-quarter 2018 results.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    The past few years haven’t been all that great for Under Armour (NYSE:UA)(NYSE:UAA), or for its investors. After growing sales at double-digit rates for well over a decade, the company stumbled mightily when sales growth slowed but spending didn’t. 

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UAA) is scheduled to release its fourth-quarter earnings report before the markets open on Tuesday. Thomson Reuters consensus estimates are calling for $0.04 in earnings per share (EPS) and $1.38 billion in revenue. The same period of last year reportedly had break-even earnings and $1.37 billion in revenue.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Teacher Retirement System of Texas cut its holdings in shares of Under Armour Inc Class A (NYSE:UAA) by 20.4% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 40,961 shares of the company’s stock after selling 10,467 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas’ holdings in Under Armour Inc Class A were worth $670,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Steve Symington, Anders Bylund, and Rich Duprey]

    We asked three top Motley Fool investors to weigh in to that end. Here’s why they like Under Armour (NYSE:UA)(NYSE:UAA), Helios & Matheson (NASDAQ:HMNY), and Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z)(NASDAQ:ZG).

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Savvy investors look forward to the last month of winter every year, because it’s when Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett issues his annual letter to Berkshire’s shareholders. The missive comes alongside the insurance giant’s full-year financial results, and investors inevitably look at how Berkshire has done as a gauge for the health of the overall market.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) is one of Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) largest stock investments, and according to Warren Buffett’s comments at Berkshire’s recent annual meeting, there’s no reason to believe that will change soon.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Since famed investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) (NYSE:BRK-A) began buying Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock in early 2016, the conglomerate has continued to load up on shares. Berkshire has purchased so many Apple shares that the tech giant became Berkshire’s largest equity holding last year.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) has had a cash problem for some time now. Simply put, its businesses have been generating cash quicker than Warren Buffett and the rest of Berkshire’s team can figure out ways to put it to work. While the first quarter saw the cash stockpile decrease for the first time in a while, there’s still almost $109 billion in cash on Berkshire’s balance sheet.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Trina Solar Limited(TSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded up 5.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 18:00 PM ET on June 29th. One Energo token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0146 or 0.00000235 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Gate.io, Coinrail, Coinnest and CoinEgg. Energo has a market capitalization of $9.93 million and $823,323.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, Energo has traded 11.7% lower against the U.S. dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded 2.8% lower against the dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on April 22nd. In the last week, Energo has traded up 73.1% against the dollar. Energo has a total market capitalization of $24.76 million and approximately $956,466.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energo token can now be bought for about $0.0425 or 0.00000481 BTC on popular exchanges including Gate.io, CoinEgg, Coinnest and Coinrail.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ThinkSmart (LON:TSL)‘s stock had its “corporate” rating reiterated by investment analysts at FinnCap in a report issued on Thursday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Energo (CURRENCY:TSL) traded 7.5% higher against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 16:00 PM ET on September 9th. During the last seven days, Energo has traded 10.7% lower against the U.S. dollar. Energo has a total market cap of $2.64 million and $127,840.00 worth of Energo was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Energo token can now be bought for approximately $0.0044 or 0.00000069 BTC on exchanges including Coinnest, Gate.io, CoinEgg and CoinBene.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tree Island Steel Ltd. (TSE:TSL) reached a new 52-week low on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as C$2.55 and last traded at C$2.56, with a volume of 3500 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at C$2.58.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Tree Island Steel Ltd. (TSE:TSL) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as C$3.40 and last traded at C$3.47, with a volume of 7100 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$3.49.

Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Cord Blood Corporation(CO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ: AMR) and Global Cord Blood (NYSE:CO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Global Cord Blood Corp (NYSE:CO) dropped 5.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday after the company announced weaker than expected quarterly earnings. The stock traded as low as $9.05 and last traded at $9.34. Approximately 677,976 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 222% from the average daily volume of 210,845 shares. The stock had previously closed at $9.92.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Global Cord Blood (NYSE:CO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 27, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Global Cord Blood (NYSE: CO) and Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) are both medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2019

Bitradio (CURRENCY:BRO) traded 5.3% lower against the US dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 13:00 PM E.T. on June 25th. One Bitradio coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0787 or 0.00001252 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Cryptopia and Trade Satoshi. Over the last week, Bitradio has traded up 5.3% against the US dollar. Bitradio has a market cap of $512,351.00 and approximately $361.00 worth of Bitradio was traded on exchanges in the last day.

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Particl (PART) traded 5.5% higher against the dollar and now trades at $4.52 or 0.00071863 BTC. Phore (PHR) traded 2.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $1.26 or 0.00020108 BTC. NoLimitCoin (NLC2) traded down 1.2% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0562 or 0.00000895 BTC. TokenStars (TEAM) traded 8.3% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.12 or 0.00001858 BTC. Shorty (SHORTY) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $0.0083 or 0.00000127 BTC. MojoCoin (MOJO) traded 19.8% higher against the dollar and now trades at $0.0162 or 0.00000257 BTC. SatoshiMadness (MAD) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $0.0001 or 0.00000001 BTC. WARP (WARP) traded flat against the dollar and now trades at $0.0677 or 0.00000735 BTC. HealthyWormCoin (WORM) traded down 18.1% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0003 or 0.00000004 BTC. Iconic (ICON) traded up 5.3% against the dollar and now trades at $0.0452 or 0.00000720 BTC.

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Best Stocks To Invest In 2019: First Financial Northwest Inc.(FFNW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW) will be announcing its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.26 per share for the quarter.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2019: Clearside BioMedical, Inc. (CLSD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Clearside Biomedical Inc (NASDAQ:CLSD) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have given a hold recommendation and seven have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $22.40.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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    Analysts Offer Insights on Healthcare Companies: Clearside Biomedical (NASDAQ: CLSD) and Bluebird Bio (NASDAQ … (analystratings.com) Catabasis launches public equity offering (seekingalpha.com) Friedreich Ataxia Market Pipeline Therapeutics 2018 Top Key Players, Drug Profile and Product Description (thecleantechnology.com) Cellectis SA Receives a Buy from Oppenheimer (analystratings.com) Global Type I Hyperlipoproteinemia Drug Market 2018- Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., uniQure NV , Isis … (afinancialanalysis.com)

    Shares of Catabasis Pharmaceuticals traded down $0.28, reaching $1.06, on Monday, Marketbeat reports. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,344,684 shares, compared to its average volume of 645,019. The firm has a market cap of $38.91 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.84 and a beta of 0.74. Catabasis Pharmaceuticals has a 52 week low of $1.00 and a 52 week high of $3.78.

  • [By Keith Noonan]

    Clearside Biomedical, Inc. Stock (NASDAQ:CLSD) stock rose 66.1% in March, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Clearside Biomedical (NASDAQ:CLSD) is scheduled to release its earnings data before the market opens on Wednesday, August 8th. Analysts expect Clearside Biomedical to post earnings of ($0.57) per share for the quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Clearside Biomedical Inc. (NASDAQ: CLSD) shares dropped early on Thursday after the company released data from its midstage clinical trial for diabetic macular edema (DME). Specifically, this data came from the Phase 2 clinical trial (TYBEE) evaluating suprachoroidal CLS-TA used with intravitreally administered Eylea (aflibercept).

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Shares of Clearside Biomedical (NASDAQ:CLSD) are down 26% at 12:47 p.m. EDT after the company announced what it called “positive topline results” from the phase 2 Tybee trial testing its steroid treatment, CLS-TA, in patients with an eye disease called diabetic macular edema.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2019: The Gabelli Healthcare & Wellness Trust(GRX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    GOLD Reward Token (CURRENCY:GRX) traded 22.6% lower against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 15:00 PM Eastern on September 3rd. GOLD Reward Token has a total market cap of $0.00 and $6.00 worth of GOLD Reward Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, GOLD Reward Token has traded down 6.3% against the U.S. dollar. One GOLD Reward Token token can now be purchased for $0.0026 or 0.00000036 BTC on major exchanges including Livecoin and CoinExchange.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    GOLD Reward Token (CURRENCY:GRX) traded 2% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 12:00 PM ET on July 22nd. GOLD Reward Token has a market capitalization of $0.00 and $0.00 worth of GOLD Reward Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One GOLD Reward Token token can now be bought for about $0.0041 or 0.00000055 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin and CoinExchange. Over the last week, GOLD Reward Token has traded down 10.8% against the US dollar.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GOLD Reward Token (CURRENCY:GRX) traded flat against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 23:00 PM ET on June 25th. In the last seven days, GOLD Reward Token has traded 2.6% lower against the US dollar. One GOLD Reward Token token can now be bought for approximately $0.0050 or 0.00000080 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including Livecoin and CoinExchange. GOLD Reward Token has a market cap of $0.00 and $3.00 worth of GOLD Reward Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Headlines about Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust Closed-Ended Fund (NYSE:GRX) have been trending positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Gabelli Healthcare & WellnessRx Trust Closed-Ended Fund earned a coverage optimism score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 45.0228414962591 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    GOLD Reward Token (CURRENCY:GRX) traded down 3% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 13:00 PM ET on July 1st. During the last week, GOLD Reward Token has traded flat against the U.S. dollar. One GOLD Reward Token token can currently be purchased for $0.0044 or 0.00000070 BTC on popular exchanges including CoinExchange and Livecoin. GOLD Reward Token has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $1.00 worth of GOLD Reward Token was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2019: CM Finance Inc(CMFN)

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    Shares of CMFN traded up $0.09 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $8.90. The stock had a trading volume of 20,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 33,742. CM Finance has a 1 year low of $7.40 and a 1 year high of $10.40. The company has a market cap of $120.49 million, a P/E ratio of 7.74 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    CM Finance (NASDAQ: CMFN) is one of 35 publicly-traded companies in the “Investors, not elsewhere classified” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare CM Finance to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of CM Finance Inc (NASDAQ:CMFN) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2019: Magellan Midstream Partners L.P.(MMP)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP) is right up there with Enterprise for having one of the best balance sheets among MLPs. That top-tier financial profile increases the company’s ability to sustain and grow its attractive 6.6%-yielding distribution. Magellan Midstream currently anticipates that it can increase that payout by another 5% this year and at a 5% to 8% rate in 2020 as it completes its current slate of expansion projects. That combination of healthy income, steady growth, and a top-notch financial profile makes Magellan Midstream an excellent option for risk-averse investors.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    If you are an investor in Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), you aren’t in it for the thrills of rapid growth and skyrocketing stock prices. Instead, you’re probably looking for a consistent, reliable business that will continue to churn out cash. If that is the case, then this past quarter’s earnings report was right up your alley. By no means was it exciting, but it was another quarter of delivering consistent results.

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    That means pipelines are equally busy carrying all that raw crude into these refineries and then carrying out gasoline, diesel and other finished products. So you’d think these would be boon times for Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), which owns 10,000 miles of pipeline that connect with 50% of the nation’s refinery capacity.

Best Stocks To Invest In 2019: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    In Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) second-quarter earnings report, we learned that the conglomerate’s stockpile of cash has grown to more than $111 billion. Here’s why the cash hoard has become so large and why this is a problem for Berkshire and its shareholders.

  • [By Todd Campbell]

    Pricing pressure, competition, and massive debt have taken a toll on Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA) in the past year, yet Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) has bought millions of shares in 2018, including 2.7 million shares in the second quarter alone. Is Teva Pharmaceutical a bargain-bin buy you should add to your portfolio, too? 

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    While it’s true that P&G is less risky than many other stocks, again there are simply better options for investors concerned about wealth preservation or income. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B), for example, is a classic example of a well-diversified company that has successfully weathered many economic downturns. Elsewhere, utility stock Consolidated Edison (NYSE:ED) has risen alongside the market over the last 10 years and has offered a better yield than P&G most of that time.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett is famous for the strong track record he’s put up for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B). When you look at Buffett’s holdings, you’ll find that banking giant Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) is one of his largest positions, with more than $25 billion invested in the company. That amounts to almost 10% of Wells Fargo’s outstanding shares, demonstrating Buffett’s belief in the bank’s prospects.

  • [By Keith Speights]

    Warren Buffett fans know that they won’t receive a dividend if they buy Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) stock. The legendary investor has even said that it’s unlikely that Berkshire will ever pay a dividend.

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    Every week on Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Fool.com contributor Matt Frankel, CFP, each discuss one stock that’s on their radar. This week, Moser tells listeners why Amalgamated Bank (NASDAQ:AMAL) has found itself on his watchlist, and Frankel explains why the next few months could be very interesting for Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B).

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Citigroup Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (NASDAQ:BGFV) by 5,069.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 15,559 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 15,258 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. owned about 0.07% of Big 5 Sporting Goods worth $112,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods by 3,976.0% in the 4th quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 17,649 shares of the company’s stock valued at $134,000 after purchasing an additional 17,216 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC acquired a new stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods in the 1st quarter valued at about $155,000. Investors Research Corp acquired a new stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods in the 4th quarter valued at about $170,000. Arizona State Retirement System lifted its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods by 216.4% in the 4th quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 33,850 shares of the company’s stock valued at $257,000 after purchasing an additional 23,150 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Connors Investor Services Inc. lifted its stake in Big 5 Sporting Goods by 32.5% in the 4th quarter. Connors Investor Services Inc. now owns 40,741 shares of the company’s stock valued at $310,000 after purchasing an additional 10,000 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 76.07% of the company’s stock.

Best Value Stocks For 2019: P.T. Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk.(TLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn (NYSE:TLK) was upgraded by equities research analysts at Macquarie from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Telekomunikasi Indonesia (NYSE:TLK), the largest telecommunications company in Indonesia, reported second-quarter results on July 31st. The company is losing cellphone subscribers to lower-priced rivals, but management insists that charging higher prices for a higher-quality service is the right way to go.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tuesday afternoon, the telecommunication services shares climbed 1.18 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), up 7 percent, and Telekomnks Indn Prsr Tbk Prshn Prsrn-ADR (NYSE: TLK), up 3 percent.

Best Value Stocks For 2019: Colony Bankcorp Inc.(CBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5935973221915 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Media stories about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.3992787299045 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Headlines about Colony Bankcorp (NASDAQ:CBAN) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Colony Bankcorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0420470648687 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Best Value Stocks For 2019: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) has made for one of the great investments of all time. Under legendary investor and CEO Warren Buffett, maybe no other company has created as many billionaires as Berkshire. One of Buffett’s best investments has been American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), which has been a staple holding in Berkshire’s portfolio for decades. Berkshire owns 17.5% of the company, worth about $15.4 billion. That’s a nearly 12-fold increase in value from the $1.29 billion Berkshire paid. 

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    White Mountains Insurance (NYSE:WTM) has a lot in common with Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B). The company’s insurance-based businesses have fueled the company’s investment portfolio, to name the key similarity. However, there are some big differences investors should be aware of before adding White Mountains to their portfolios.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett once again blasted bitcoin at Berkshire’s annual shareholder meeting. On Monday morning, Buffett told CNBC that investors who are buying “nonproductive assets” like cryptocurrencies are betting that “the next person is going to pay you more because they’re even more excited about another person coming along.” On Saturday, Buffett called bitcoin “rat poison squared.”

Best Value Stocks For 2019: Ubiquiti Networks, Inc.(UBNT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) announced fiscal third-quarter 2018 results early Thursday, highlighting strong demand from its Enterprise Technology product lines and a large new share-repurchase plan. Shares of the wireless networking technology company climbed 11% Thursday when all was said and done.

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    Ubiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ:UBNT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallAug. 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

  • [By Leo Sun]

    One of those rivals was Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ:UBNT), a networking equipment company that sells long-distance Wi-Fi products for service providers and enterprise customers. In 2016, Ubiquiti followed Eero into the mesh home router network with its AmpliFi wireless system, which includes a sleek box linked to mesh point antennas plugged into wall sockets.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Ubiquiti Networks (NASDAQ: UBNT) and Superconductor Technologies (NASDAQ:SCON) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Best Value Stocks For 2019: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ:KLAC) fell on Thursday after the company warned that its second-half results would be weaker than expected. The stock was down about 9.9% at 2:40 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd trimmed its holdings in shares of KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 17.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 63,511 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after selling 13,260 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in KLA-Tencor were worth $6,923,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By ]

    Attention misguided investors: not every tech company has the same troubles as social media beast Facebook (FB) . And for those opportunistic investors our there, such a dislocation in markets right now between broader tech business models and Facebook’s could spell many lucrative buying opportunities. Research out of Goldman Sachs (GS) shows that 25 tech stocks in particular that have seen large correlations with Facebook’s equity returns since March 15 and have under-performed the S&P 500 . The list of laggards is a whose who of former high-flying tech names: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , KLA-Tenor (KLAC) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Alphabet (GOOGL) , Western Digital (WDC) , Electronic Arts (EA) , and Nvidia (NVDA) . 

    Not too sure where Mr. Market’s head is at, but it’s unlikely Facebook’s troubles will hurt sales of video-games for Electronic Arts this coming holiday season. Nvidia is still holding the pole position in the booming market for AI and autonomous driving chips, and doesn’t put suspect quizzes on a website.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Investors are often concerned about the stock market in September, and the investment community is getting another look ahead at the lack of strength in the semiconductor capital equipment segment. Presenting at the Citi Global Technology Conference, KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) sent the whole industry lower on Thursday after tweaking its recovery expectations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp boosted its position in KLA-Tencor Corp (NASDAQ:KLAC) by 55.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 108,100 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 38,700 shares during the period. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp owned 0.07% of KLA-Tencor worth $11,083,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019

In a year when online competition is fierce and brick-and-mortar shops are struggling, major retailers are likely to come out swinging on Black Friday this year.

Ron Kuntze, a professor of marketing at the University of New Haven in Connecticut, thinks Black Friday 2018 will be big for consumers – big, that is, when it comes to savings and customer service.

To maximize your odds of finding low prices on what you want to buy, some deals are worth waiting for until Nov. 23. Based on past sales, here’s what to hold off buying until Black Friday – and what to do if you can’t wait that long.

Don’t buy electronics

We can’t know for sure what deals are coming this year but, in general, it’s in your best interest to wait until Black Friday to shop for electronics (or Thanksgiving Day, when many sales actually start).

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Infinity Property and Casualty Corporation(IPCC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B (NYSE: BRK.B) and Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine lowered shares of Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Saturday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Infinity Property and Casualty (NASDAQ:IPCC) and Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: InnerWorkings, Inc.(INWK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ:INWK) – Equities researchers at Dougherty & Co issued their Q3 2018 earnings estimates for InnerWorkings in a research report issued on Tuesday, August 21st. Dougherty & Co analyst R. Department expects that the business services provider will earn $0.10 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ:INWK) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $14.00.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time, and one of the reasons why his high-performing Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) has done as well as it has is because of Buffett’s mind-set. Berkshire’s CEO seeks out businesses that already embrace the principles that he values, and corporate leaders at many of the companies that he has acquired over the years choose to become part of Berkshire Hathaway because they know that the Oracle of Omaha’s interests will be aligned with their own.

  • [By Danny Vena, Dan Caplinger, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Apple also revealed that the company had approved a new $100 billion share repurchase plan, signaling to the market that the stock was undervalued. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett seems to agree, purchasing a whopping 75 million Apple shares during the quarter, bringing the company’s total shares owned to over 240 million. Those holdings are currently worth more than $46.5 billion, bringing Berkshire’s stake in Apple up to about 5%.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Warren Buffett’s favorite holding period is forever, as he often remarks, but it doesn’t always work out that way. In reality, the Oracle of Omaha and his team sell stocks regularly, and for a variety of reasons. In fact, of the nine major stock positions in Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) portfolio 25 years ago, only three remain today.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) has had a cash problem for some time now. Simply put, its businesses have been generating cash quicker than Warren Buffett and the rest of Berkshire’s team can figure out ways to put it to work. While the first quarter saw the cash stockpile decrease for the first time in a while, there’s still almost $109 billion in cash on Berkshire’s balance sheet.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) recently held its annual meeting, and not surprisingly, CEO and Chairman Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger didn’t exactly have kind words to say about bitcoin (BTC-USD) and other cryptocurrencies.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Greene County Bancorp, Inc.(GCBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ:GCBC) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Greene County Bancorp (NASDAQ: GCBC) and Heritage Financial (NASDAQ:HFWA) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Hot Low Price Stocks To Own For 2019: Kelly Services Inc.(KELYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday morning, the industrial shares rose 1.26 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA), up 10 percent, and Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVN) up 6 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Monday, the industrial shares surged 1.55 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA), up 9 percent, and YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) up 6 percent.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media stories about Kelly Services, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:KELYA) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kelly Services, Inc. Class A earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.7275014360744 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the industrial shares surged 1.55 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA), up 7 percent, and ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) up 6 percent.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Citadel Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Kelly Services, Inc. Class A (NASDAQ:KELYA) by 496.6% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 69,493 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 57,844 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC’s holdings in Kelly Services, Inc. Class A were worth $1,560,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
    AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
    TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
    Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
    VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
    Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
    Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
    Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
    MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
    Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
    NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
    Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
    Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
    21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de

Best China Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Nissan is the latest global carmaker to pledge billions of dollars of new investment to try to boost its position in China, the world’s largest auto market.

The Japanese company said in a statement Monday it will spend 60 billion yuan ($9.5 billion) alongside its Chinese partner over the next five years. Under the plans, China will overtake the U.S. to become Nissan’s biggest market by far.

Like other major auto brands, Nissan (NSANF) is betting big on electric vehicles in China: it said Monday it’s aiming to introduce 20 new models there. More electric cars are sold in China than anywhere else on the planet.

Nissan operates in China through a joint venture with local manufacturer Dongfeng Motor Group (DNFGY). The venture aims to sell 2.6 million vehicles a year by 2022, up from 1.5 million in 2017. Revenue in China is expected to hit 300 billion yuan ($48 billion) in the same year, Nissan said.

Beijing has pushed automakers to ramp up electric-vehicle manufacturing and even said it’s considering eventually banning the production and sale of vehicles powered solely by fossil fuels.

Best China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    Wells Fargo(NYSE:WFC) is one of Berkshire Hathaway’s(NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) largest stock investments, and according to Warren Buffett’s comments at Berkshire’s recent annual meeting, there’s no reason to believe that will change soon.

  • [By Matthew Frankel]

    Often referred to as “Woodstock for Capitalists,” Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) annual meeting is an event many Warren Buffett followers look forward to all year.

  • [By Billy Duberstein]

    In a recent interview, Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) vice Chairman Charlie Munger expressed enthusiasm for investing in China, claiming U.S. investors were under-exposed to the country, and that “the best companies in China are cheaper than the best companies in the United States.”

Best China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (CDEV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA) shares jumped 31.6 percent to $12.18 following TripAdvisor Q1 earnings beat.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 26.5 percent to $14.55 after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares gained 25 percent to $4.0234 following Q1 beat.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) jumped 23.5 percent to $55.12 following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Penn Virginia Corporation (NASDAQ: PVAC) gained 23.3 percent to $59.00 after reporting Q1 results.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 22.5 percent to $47.51 after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) shares surged 21.7 percent to $3.36. Amazon.com's partnership with Sears started in 2017 with an agreement to sell Kenmore-branded appliances online. On Wednesday, the companies announced an extension of their relationship to now include tire delivery and installations.
    EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE) jumped 21.3 percent to $2.68 following Q1 results.
    LendingClub Corporation (NYSE: LC) surged 20.4 percent to $3.395 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    Superior Industries International, Inc. (NYSE: SUP) gained 19 percent to $15.82 after reporting Q1 results.
    Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLCM) shares rose 18.5 percent to $8.13 following Q1 results.
    Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO) rose 18.3 percent to $52.47 after the company posted strong quarterly results.
    Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) shares jumped 18.3 percent to $6.47 following quarterly results.
    IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) shares climbed 17 percent to $4.68 after reporting better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 16.8 percent to $90.10 following Q4 results.
    Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR)
  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: AMDA) rose 31.3 percent to $4.11 in pre-market trading after climbing 181.98 percent on Tuesday.
    ZAGG Inc (NASDAQ: ZAGG) rose 18.7 percent to $13.65 in pre-market trading after the company posted better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
    TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) rose 18.6 percent to $46.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 15 percent to $2.08 in pre-market trading after reporting Q4 results.
    Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) rose 9.8 percent to $49.00 in pre-market trading following a big Q1 beat. The company raised its fiscal 2018 sales growth guidance from 16-18 percent to 18-20 percent.
    Centennial Resource Development, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDEV) shares rose 8.1 percent to $21.06 in pre-market trading following Q1 results.
    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) shares rose 6.8 percent to $3.44 in pre-market trading following Q1 beat.
    Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) rose 6.7 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after surging 25.37 percent on Tuesday.
    KBS Fashion Group Limited (NASDAQ: KBSF) rose 6.4 percent to $5.84 in pre-market trading after jumping 9.36 percent on Tuesday.
    Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARWR) rose 6.6 percent to $8.26 in pre-market trading after reporting Q2 earnings.
    New Relic, Inc. (NYSE: NEWR) rose 6.3 percent to $82.00 in pre-market trading following Q4 results.
    Match Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTCH) rose 5.8 percent to $38.43 in pre-market trading after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) rose 5.2 percent to $30.62 in pre-market trading.

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Best China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.(GOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Gol Transportes A茅reos (NYSE:GOL) shares traded down 5.4% on Monday . The company traded as low as $9.72 and last traded at $9.75. 524,965 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 40% from the average session volume of 374,811 shares. The stock had previously closed at $10.31.

Best China Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Credit Acceptance Corporation(CACC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ:CACC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The credit services provider reported $6.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $6.19 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $295.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $296.16 million. Credit Acceptance had a net margin of 43.49% and a return on equity of 29.44%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $4.67 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Credit Acceptance will post 26.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Meanwhile, Geico offered the same level of coverage at 58% less cost!

Needless to say, I switched.

Hot Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Internationa Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.(IFF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a positive day on Wall Street, with market participants being generally pleased with news that crude oil pushed above the $70-per-barrel mark before falling slightly below it. That helped lift the energy sector up, although some other concerns held back certain other sectors, limiting gains in most major indexes to less than 1% on the day. Moreover, some companies made announcements that were ill-received by the market. International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF), Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TSEM), and Dentsply Sirona (NASDAQ:XRAY) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Monday was International Flabors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) which traded down about 10% at $127.28. The stocks 52-week range is $126.08 to $157.40. Volume was 3.2 million compared to the daily average volume of about half a million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) is projected to post quarterly loss at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.97 billion.
    International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.59 per share on revenue of $909.36 million.
    Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $294.79 million.
    General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $980.61 million.
    Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $598.45 million.
    Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1 per share on revenue of $746.42 million.
    Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $319.71 million.
    National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NGHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $1.08 billion.
    The Navigators Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAVG) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.75 per share on revenue of $320.92 million.
    Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
    Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $172.22 million.
    AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
    Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $2.02 billion.
    Regal Beloit Corporation (NYSE: RBC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $869.64 million.
    Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $39

Hot Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) was down, falling around 10 percent to $22.42. AxoGen reported a proposed public offering of common stock.

    Commodities

Hot Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-B)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Like most investors, Warren Buffett didn’t have a great first quarter. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) gained less than 1% through the end of March. That was enough to beat the S&P 500 index, but I doubt Buffett broke out his ukelele to strum and celebrate.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett once again blasted bitcoin at Berkshire’s annual shareholder meeting. On Monday morning, Buffett told CNBC that investors who are buying “nonproductive assets” like cryptocurrencies are betting that “the next person is going to pay you more because they’re even more excited about another person coming along.” On Saturday, Buffett called bitcoin “rat poison squared.”

  • [By Bradley Seth McNew]

    Many analysts were excited by the prospect of Kraft and Heinz merging, sparked in part by Warren Buffett andBerkshire Hathaway(NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) taking about a 25% stake in the new entity. Turns out, those analysts were right, as the company has grown impressively throughout 2016.

  • [By Zacks]

    And if that wasn't enough, celebrity investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) reported that he has bought million shares of the iPhone maker in the first quarter. And the stocks since then has been rallying, registering its highest weekly gain since October 2011.

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    In an interview with CNBC, tech venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya took exception to the bearish comments that Warren Buffett made about bitcoin at the Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) annual shareholder meeting over the weekend. Buffett called bitcoin “rat poison squared,” but Palihapitiya said cryptocurrency will replace gold as an alternative to the rest of the financial market and crypto technology is outside of Buffett’s “circle of competence.”

Hot Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc.(FBNK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday morning.

Hot Safest Stocks To Own Right Now: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.(CDNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    Southwest Airlines Inc. (NYSE: LUV) canceled flights across the country in order to inspect the engines of 40 different airplanes. The inspections come a week after a mid-air engine explosion caused the first U.S. air fatality since 2009. Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon breaks down the aftermath of the accident, and explains what it means for both Southwest and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA).
    The price of Bitcoin pushed back toward $9,000 as the post-tax season breakout continues for the cryptocurrency markets. The total value of the global cryptocurrency market topped $400 billion this morning, a significant recovery from the massive downturn that occurred in the first quarter. As we explained on Saturday, now may be the best time to buy Bitcoin since July 2013. That month was when Money MorningDefense and Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson went on live television with a bold prediction forBitcoin (BTC), which would be followed by 25,351% gains at the peak of the cryptocurrency’s run. Find out where Bitcoin is heading next, right here.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, LUV, HAS
    Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) leads another busy day of earnings reports on Monday. Wall Street anticipates that the online media giant will report earnings per share (EPS) of $9.21 on top of $24.29 billion in revenue.
    Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS) slumped more than 7.6% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings. The toymaker reported adjusted EPS of $0.10, well short of the $0.33 expected on Wall Street. The firm also reported weaker-than-expected revenue for the quarter. The firm named Toys ‘R Us as a central reason for poor showing – the company recently liquidated its stores, impacting Hasbro Inc.’s (Nasdaq: HAS) bottom lines.
    Look for earnings reports from Halliburton Co.(NYSE: HAL), Alaska Air Group Inc.(NYSE: ALK), Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR), TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: AMTD), Kimberley-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB), Cadence Design Syst

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) jumped on Tuesday after the provider of design solutions for integrated circuits and electronic devices reported its first-quarter results. The company beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, and it provided guidance that came in above analyst expectations. As of 1 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 9.5%.

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Berkshire Hathaway Lost $1.1 Billion in the First Quarter — or Did It?

Thanks to new accounting rules, Berkshire Hathaway’s(NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) record first-quarter operating profit looks like a $1.1 billion loss. Confused? In this Industry Focus: Financials clip, Michael Douglass and Matt Frankel break down Berkshire’s first-quarter numbers for you.

A full transcript follows the video.

This video was recorded on May 7, 2018.

Michael Douglass: The first thing we’re going to talk about today is the fact that Berkshire actually reported a loss in earnings in the documentation leading up to the conference.

Matt Frankel: Yeah. Buffett said in his letter this year, about three months ago, that shareholders shouldn’t pay much attention to Berkshire’s earnings going forward. Basically, there’s an accounting change now that requires what they call unrealized gains on investments, meaning stocks they haven’t sold yet, to be included in earnings figures. As most listeners know, the stock market did not have a great first quarter to 2018. This was especially true for some of Buffett’s stocks. Wells Fargo had a particularly bad time. Coca-Cola, Kraft Heinz are all doing pretty poorly. This made Berkshire look like they lost over $1 billion, when in reality, their operating earnings, which is the earnings that are actually being generated by its businesses, grew to a record high level, up almost 50% year over year. It was actually about a $5 billion profit, and the change in value of the company’s stock portfolio made it look like a loss.

Buffett had some comments. He reiterated his point that investors should not be too concerned with any one quarter’s or even any one year’s earnings, just because it includes figures from investments that Berkshire hasn’t sold yet, and for all we know, has no plans to sell any time soon.

Douglass: Right. And one of the key things to really think about here is that a lot of people, I think, look at companies on a fairly general view, they look really at just top and bottom line numbers — so, revenue and earnings per share, or revenue and net income, or something like that. Particularly when the stock market goes south, and you see someone’s net income go down, their earnings per share go down, then you get a little bit nervous about that company. The thing with Berkshire is, you’re really not going to want to watch that when the stock market goes down because they’re absolutely going to show really terrible earnings per share. But that’s going to be because of all of these investments weighing down what’s fundamentally a very strong business.

Frankel: Right. This accounting change affects all companies, but there’s no other companies — that I know of, at least — with $180 billion stock portfolio. This is really a Berkshire-specific accounting change, in many ways.

Douglass: Yes. And I would say, maybe, Markel. I mean, they don’t have a $180 billion portfolio, but they have a fair amount, and a lot of their stocks are fairly high-flying tech names. Markel is, in many ways, structured very similarly to Berkshire. It’s not nearly the scale. It’s also from my hometown, Glen Allen, Virginia. Anyways, the point is, it’s structured similarly, so you would probably see a similar issue for them.

But, yeah, this is just something that’s going to really affect these two companies, I’d say, going forward. It’s just something you’re going to have to keep in mind, particularly when the stock market swoons or goes up. You’re really going to want to look at that underlying business performance and strip out the investment side of it.

Tuesday’s Vital Data: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Tesla Inc (TSLA) and JD.com Inc(ADR) (JD)

U.S. stock futures are trading broadly lower this morning. Once again, market sentiment is dependent on President Trump, as traders await his decision on the Iran nuclear deal this afternoon.

Tuesday's Vital Data: Apple Inc., Tesla Inc and JD.com, Inc.Furthermore, oil prices are down 1% below $70 per barrel this morning. Futures traders appear to be betting that Trump will pull out of the Iran deal.

Heading into the open, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are down 0.21%, S&P 500 futures have fallen 0.26% and Nasdaq-100 futures have lost 0.33%.

Turning to the options pits, volume was anemic, arriving at its lowest levels in weeks. Only about 16.9 million calls and 13.1 million puts crossed the tape. On the CBOE, the light volume led to another drop in the single-session equity put/call volume ratio, which fell to 0.54. The 10-day moving average ticked lower to 0.64.

Options traders were reserved on Monday, choosing to stick to big names like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Warren Buffett’s renewed interest in the company. Additionally, the fallout from Tesla Inc’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) post-earnings conference call powered bullish options activity. Finally, JD.com, Inc. (NYSE:JD) call options were active ahead of this morning’s quarterly report.

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Apple Inc. (AAPL)

The Oracle of Omaha continued to drive AAPL stock higher on Monday. Last week, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK-B) disclosed it bought $75 million in Apple stock in the first quarter. Yesterday, Buffett himself chimed in on Apple stock:

“I clearly like Apple. We buy them to hold,” Buffett told CNBC. “We bought about 5% of the company. I’d love to own 100% of it.”

AAPL shares rose to all-time highs following the comments, putting the company closer to a $1 trillion valuation. Options traders chased the shares higher.

Volume soared to 769,000 contracts despite the light volume session. Call options made up an above average 68% of the day’s take.

Short-term traders, however, are looking for a pullback. Currently, the May put/call open interest ratio rests at 1.29, with puts firmly in command of the near-term outlook.

Tesla Inc (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk stirred up quite a controversy last week by lashing out at speculative day traders and short sellers last week. The comments overshadowed an otherwise solid quarterly earnings report. I believe that Musk did Tesla investors a favor with his candor, but that hasn’t stopped the financial media or the brokerage community from piling on.

Cash burn is the biggest concern for Tesla, according to analysts at CreditSights. The ratings firm yesterday claimed that Tesla’s “cash bleed” would probably double in the second quarter as the company ramps up Model 3 production.

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But Tesla options traders have “been there, done that.” Instead, traders chose to focus on TSLA’s move back above $300, as calls claimed 58% of the more than 192,000 contracts traded yesterday.

But while optimism is growing, the May put/call OI ratio still rests at 1.25. With puts firmly entrenched in near-term OI configurations, it may take some time before this negativity is wrung out of the system.

JD.com, Inc. (JD)

Apparently 61% year-over-year revenue growth just isn’t fast enough for Wall Street. JD.com, the No. 2 e-commerce company in China, reported this morning that second-quarter revenue soared to 45.9 billion yuan ($7.4 billion), topping expectations. However, JD said it sees third-quarter revenue of between 43.2 and 44.7 billion yuan, up about 49% to 54% year over year and down from the prior quarter growth rate.

As a result, JD stock is volatile this morning, swinging from a loss of about 3% to up nearly 1% at last check. Options traders were clearly expecting a post-earnings rally, however.

Volume yesterday rose to 175,000 contracts, with calls gobbling up 75% of the day’s take. JD’s May put/call OI ratio rests at 0.75, which is down sharply from last month’s perch above 1. JD is still down about 12% since late January, and today’s earnings could still provide ballast.

As of this writing, Joseph Hargett held no positions on any of the aforemen

5 Key Takeaways From Berkshire Hathaways Annual Meeting

Every company holds an annual meeting, but few compare toBerkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B). Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger spend hours giving frank answers to questions about topics ranging from Berkshire’s many businesses to their views on politics, making it one of the only meetings that even non-shareholders tune into.

There were five things that stood out at the annual meeting as topics every Berkshire shareholder and follower should know about.

1. Berkshire’s investment edge is enduring

There are many investment companies that can write billion-dollar checks, but few can lend credibility quite like Berkshire. During the 2008 financial crisis and thereafter, companies including Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and even Harley-Davidson turned to Buffett to get access to cash and credibility at a time when they needed it most. Buffett said that he thinks of this as an advantage that rests with Berkshire, not his own personal brand, saying that, “I think the reputation of Berkshire being a good home for companies… I don’t think that’s dependent on me and Charlie.”

Berkshire’s practice of being a buy-and-hold investor makes it a better fit for acquiring privately held companies, where the sellers may view their legacy as being more important than getting the highest possible price.

Buffett noted that Ted Weschler and Todd Combs, portfolio managers who oversee more than $25 billion of capital for Berkshire, have already been instrumental in sourcing and negotiating deals on the company’s behalf.

Warren Buffett.

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2. Berkshire’s insurance moat is widening

Though Berkshire’s non-insurance operating businesses now make up the majority of its earnings power, its insurance companies are more than a rounding error. In fact, of all its businesses, its insurers may have the most formidable moat to insulate them from competition.

Buffett said that Berkshire is in a better position than any other insurer when it comes to digesting large insurance losses, making it a go-to place for large and complex risks. This was proven true last year when Berkshire signed a $10.2 billion reinsurance deal with AIG. Buffett called that policy “a world’s record and one we won’t come close to repeating” in his most recent letter to shareholders.

But Berkshire’s competitive advantage in insurance isn’t limited to the big and unusual.At the annual meeting, the Oracle of Omaha described GEICO as one of its best insurance businesses, saying that:

GEICO is a jewel. It’s an incredible company. It’s saving its customers probably $4 [billion] to $5 billion a year against what they would be paying otherwise.

He later added that approximately 13% of American households have a policy with GEICO, up from less than 3% of households when Berkshire acquired the company in 1995. In typical fashion, Munger succinctly described GEICO as “never really bad and now it’s really good.”

3. Berkshire is sticking with Wells Fargo

Buffett and Munger have held up Wells Fargo(NYSE:WFC) as one of the greatest banks in the country ever since Berkshire took a stake back in 1989. Berkshire owns about 10% of the bank often described as “America’s largest community bank,” making it the second-largest holding in the holding company’s stock portfolio.

But Wells Fargo’s recent scandals — opening accounts customers didn’t authorize, charging for insurance its customers didn’t need, among others — have tarnished its reputation. Many investors worry that the bank’s earnings power is diminished, given that its fee-based businesses that fueled its outsize profits were at the center of the scandals. Buffett doesn’t view Wells as being any worse after the scandals than before. In fact, he argued that it may be better off when the dust finally settles.

“I see no reason to think that Wells Fargo — going forward — is other than a very, very large well-run bank that had an episode of its history. GEICO came out stronger, American Express came out stronger,” Buffett said, referring to each company’s performance after large missteps in their corporate histories.

“All the big banks have had troubles of one sort or another and I see no reason why Wells Fargo as a company, from both an investment standpoint and a moral standpoint going forward, is in any way inferior to the other big banks with which it competes,” he said.

Of course, investors may dismiss Buffett’s upbeat tone as talking his book. Berkshire has a $28 billion stake in the San Francisco-based institution, but given he’sone of thegreatest bank-stock investors, ignoring his opinion outright would be folly.

4. Shareholders shouldn’t count on a dividend

Berkshire ended the first quarter with $108.6 billion in cash. Buffett prefers to keep $20 billion in cash around as a “rainy day fund” forinsurance losses, implying that his company had about $88.6 billion of excess cash it could use for acquisitions, stock buybacks, or dividends. When asked at the annual meeting whether Berkshire had any plans to start distributing cash to shareholders, Buffett said that if it were to happen, he would prefer stock buybacks to dividends.

The legendary investor noted that shareholders had previously indicated they weren’t in a hurry to collect dividend checks. He said that “the B shares voted 47 to 1 against” dividends when it was put up for a vote at the annual meeting just a few years ago.

Buffett doesn’t expect that cash will sit around forever, adding that “we won’t always be in a world of low interest rates or high private-market prices” for businesses.

5. Berkshire loves the boring and unremarkable

One of the most important questions at the annual meeting came from an 8 year old, who asked about Berkshire’s changing investment philosophy. She pointed out that Buffett historically acquired businesses that didn’t need continuous large investments to grow. In the last decade, though, Buffett has made major investments in capital-intensive businesses, including railroad and utilities companies.

Buffett characterized the change as a simple matter of scale — there aren’t many large capital-light businesses at prices Berkshire finds attractive. Munger said the utilities and railroad businesses produced “very satisfactory” returns, adding that he wished Berkshire “had two more just like them.” Buffett agreed.

Though the utilities and railroad businesses are unlikely to produce extraordinary results, they allow Berkshire to put billions of dollars to work at a nearly guaranteed rate of return. Compared to the alternative — hoarding excess cash in low-yielding government debt — Buffett and Munger see utilities and railroads as much better places to put Berkshire’s billions.