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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

Warren Buffett’s penchant for picking great stocks for Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) portfolio makes his quarterly stock picks must-know news for every long-term investor. Luckily, Buffett is required to file a 13F report with the Securities and Exchange Commission every quarter showing what he’s been buying, and that makes following in his footsteps easier. Last quarter, his top buys were U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA). Should you buy these stocks for your portfolio, too?

Bigger bets in banking

Wells Fargo’s been Warren Buffett’s biggest bank holding for a long time, but he’s shown a willingness to invest in Wells Fargo’s competitors, too. The Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK) was his favorite bank to buy in Q4 2017, but in Q1 2018, U.S. Bancorp was his favorite. He bought 3.8 million U.S. Bancorp shares last quarter, increasing his position to 90.8 million shares, and now, Berkshire Hathaway is U.S. Bancorp’s third largest institutional investor.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.(FMBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI) by 5.6% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 622,052 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 32,814 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in First Midwest Bancorp were worth $15,844,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press 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 closest to one being the most favorable. First Midwest Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6144382724963 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bancorp Bank (NASDAQ: TBBK) and First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $26.92 and last traded at $26.74, with a volume of 58961 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $26.22.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.(ESIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Divisar Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) by 13.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 780,167 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 95,000 shares during the quarter. Electro Scientific Industries makes up about 4.0% of Divisar Capital Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 11th biggest position. Divisar Capital Management LLC owned 2.29% of Electro Scientific Industries worth $12,303,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) soared on Thursday after the provider of laser-based manufacturing solutions reported solid first-quarter results. ESI beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, and it provided guidance that was ahead of analyst expectations. As of 12:10 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 20.8%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) has been trending positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Electro Scientific Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 48.1496069802222 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ: ESIO) and FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited(TEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight with a $17 price target (versus a $16.73 close) at Morgan Stanley. Teva had a consensus target price of $20.89.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    24/7 Wall St. had previously reported that Teva Pharmaceutical Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) is entering the generic EpiPen business, and this could potentially lead to a price war with Mylan.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) shares made a solid gain early Monday after the company announced a critical approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.(CTBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Community Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:CTBI) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTBI) reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $52.30 and last traded at $52.10, with a volume of 1141 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $52.05.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Community Trust Bancorp (CTBI)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Community Trust Bancorp (CTBI)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Jack Henry & Associates Inc.(JKHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec increased its holdings in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 148.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 7,200 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,300 shares during the period. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $871,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Great Lakes Advisors LLC lowered its position in shares of Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 7.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,342 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 524 shares during the quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $767,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 12.9% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 37,261 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,244 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $4,507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. raised its position in Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 42.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 3,154 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 940 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc.’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $381,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Jack Henry & Associates Inc  (NASDAQ:JKHY)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 8:45 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.(RHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (NYSE:RHP) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $81.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Ryman Hospitality Properties (RHP)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (NYSE:RHP) CEO Colin V. Reed purchased 6,106 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 4th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $82.46 per share, for a total transaction of $503,500.76. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC reduced its position in shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) by 2.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 155,939 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,363 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned about 0.30% of Ryman Hospitality Properties worth $12,078,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $80.07 and last traded at $79.93, with a volume of 191025 shares. The stock had previously closed at $79.56.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc  (NYSE:RHP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

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

    Operator

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was lagging behind its main equity benchmarks in early Friday trade, with a drop in shares of Boeing Co.
BA, -1.09%
serving as the most significant factor, anchoring blue chips in the red. The Dow
DJIA, -0.14%
was down 0.1% at 25,968, with Boeing’s decline, off $3.57, or 1.1%, exacting a roughly 25-point toll on the price-weighted Dow. A $1 move in any one of the Dow’s 30 components equates to a 6.8-point swing in the index. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index
SPX, +0.03%
and the Nasdaq Composite Index
COMP, +0.32%
were trading in positive territory after opening firmly lower on Friday. Concerns about international trade tensions have fueled selling in shares of industrials giants like Boeing because the multinational company’s revenues can be hurt by trade spats between the U.S. and other global parties, including Canada and China.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.(FMBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $26.92 and last traded at $26.74, with a volume of 58961 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $26.22.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bancorp Bank (NASDAQ: TBBK) and First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI) by 5.6% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 622,052 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 32,814 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in First Midwest Bancorp were worth $15,844,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Opko Health Inc(OPK)

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 Todd Campbell]

    On Sept. 7, the Nasdaq halted trading in Opko Health (NASDAQ:OPK) after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) levied market manipulation charges against it and its billionaire CEO, Phillip Frost. The stock has remained halted ever since and that’s increasing concern that Opko Health investors will suffer significant losses. Is this news as bad as it seems?

  • [By VantagePoint]

    OPKO Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) follows a similar pattern, but to the downside. The market had a crossover to the upside in mid-April when that blue line made the cross above the black line. All of this indicated to traders that an uptrend was beginning. But over the last three trading days the stock appears to have entered a downtrend, as the two lines have crossed back over. This will be one to watch for further potential downside activity.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Opko Health Inc. (NASDAQ: OPK) dropped nearly 7% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $4.28 after closing at $4.60 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $9.01. Volume was around 7.7 million, nearly double the daily average of around 4.3 million. The company had no specific news.

Top Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Verizon Communications Inc.(VZA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Danny Vena, Chris Neiger, and Leo Sun]

    Verizon (NYSE:VZ) (NYSE:VZA) is the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. and is well-known to income investors. Its dividend currently yields an impressive 4.3% and the company has raised its payout in each of the past 11 years. With a payout ratio of just 31%, it can easily handle its current dividend, with the potential for future increases. That said, although finding a better-paying income stock may be difficult, it’s certainly not impossible.

  • [By Danny Vena, Chris Neiger, and Leo Sun]

    With those factors in mind, we asked three Fool.com contributors to choose solid income payers with yields over 4%. Read on to find out why they chose AT&T (NYSE:T), Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and Verizon (NYSE:VZ) (NYSE:VZA).

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now

An oft-quoted word of wisdom from Warren Buffett is that as an investor, one should be “fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful”. This quote makes more sense if you look at the data of mutual fund holdings for the last four quarters.

Fund managers raised stake in as many as 168 stocks consistently in the last four quarters. However, more than 70 percent of the stocks gave negative returns in the same period.

130 out of the 168 stocks have accrued negative returns. The list includes Navkar Corporation, IG Petrochemicals, Butterfly Gandhimathi, Rane Holdings, Birla Corporation, JM Financial, Sun TV and Birla Corp.

Only 38 stocks have accrued positive returns in the period.

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Table: List of worst 20 stocks out of 130 in descending order of negative returns in the last 1 year.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Valero Energy Partners LP(VLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE: SHLX) and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) was upgraded by equities researchers at ValuEngine from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Many of the best dividend growth stocks give their investors a raise each year. However, some companies take that to another level by handing their investors more money every single quarter. Three companies with a history of putting more money into their investors’ pockets every three months are Shell Midstream Partners (NYSE:SHLX), Western Gas Partners (NYSE:WES), and Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The pipeline company reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66. The company had revenue of $134.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $132.71 million. Valero Energy Partners had a return on equity of 108.14% and a net margin of 46.87%. Valero Energy Partners’s revenue was up 21.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.69 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Valero Energy Partners LP will post 2.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    US Capital Advisors downgraded shares of Valero Energy Partners (NYSE:VLP) from an overweight rating to a hold rating in a report released on Friday morning, The Fly reports.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Capitol Federal Financial(CFFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ: CFFN) and Northrim BanCorp (NASDAQ:NRIM) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Dean Capital Investments Management LLC bought a new stake in Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 42,438 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $558,000.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    People’s United Financial (NASDAQ: PBCT) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability and dividends.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BankUnited (NYSE: BKU) and Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    News headlines about Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) have trended positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capitol Federal Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.2593540313148 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gap, Inc. (GPS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Lululemon isn’t alone in the athleisure-wear category, though. Gap (NYSE:GPS) and its Old Navy and Athleta brands continue to grow their presence in sportswear, and the largest sports-only chain, Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS), has also launched its own branded lines of clothing. Yet in spite of the competition, Lululemon has continued to resonate with new and existing buyers, both here in the states and abroad.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Point72 Asset Management L.P. boosted its position in shares of Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) by 766.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 377,399 shares of the apparel retailer’s stock after buying an additional 333,849 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P. owned approximately 0.10% of GAP worth $11,775,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By JJ Kinahan]

    It’s all retail all the time this week, with Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS), Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS), Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), and Tiffany & Co (NYSE: TIF) among the big names scheduled to report. Last week saw mixed signals from retailers, with Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) and Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) both delivering impressive results while J.C. Penney Company Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) received poor reviews from the Street. TGT is arguably the biggest one to watch in the days ahead (see more detail below).

  • [By Jim Crumly]

    As for individual stocks, retail earnings reports continue to produce winners and losers in the market, with Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) rising higher on its profit outlook and The Gap, Inc. (NYSE:GPS) stumbling due to softening in its core brand.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Wedbush started coverage on shares of GAP (NYSE:GPS) in a research report sent to investors on Friday morning, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage issued a neutral rating and a $32.00 price objective on the apparel retailer’s stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for GAP’s FY2020 earnings at $2.76 EPS.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chimera Investment Corporation(CIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Chimera Investment Corp  (NYSE:CIM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado trimmed its position in shares of Chimera Investment Co. (NYSE:CIM) by 18.0% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,307 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 11,267 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in Chimera Investment were worth $893,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Chimera Investment Corp. (NYSE: CIM) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank.

    Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) was downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform with an $83 price target (versus an $84.47 close) at BMO Capital Markets.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation(EW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    ClariVest Asset Management LLC lowered its stake in shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) by 7.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 316,204 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 24,100 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned about 0.15% of Edwards Lifesciences worth $46,030,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Hartford Investment Management Co. decreased its position in shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) by 36.2% in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 31,580 shares of the medical research company’s stock after selling 17,905 shares during the quarter. Hartford Investment Management Co.’s holdings in Edwards Lifesciences were worth $4,597,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aperio Group LLC raised its holdings in shares of Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) by 15.9% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 96,340 shares of the medical research company’s stock after acquiring an additional 13,223 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC’s holdings in Edwards Lifesciences were worth $13,441,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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    Edwards Lifesciences (EW) : “They have the best devices. That stock is a buy.”

    Align Technology (ALGN) : “The stock is breaking down. Let’s wait a few days then pull the trigger.”

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE: TER) fell 10.8 percent to $37.02 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat Q2 guidance.
    Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW) fell 9.2 percent to $122.29 in pre-market trading. Edwards Lifesciences reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter, but issued weak earnings guidance for the second quarter.
    New Gold Inc. (NYSE: NGD) fell 8.8 percent to $2.30 in pre-market trading after rising 4.13 percent on Tuesday.
    Gold Fields Limited (ADR) (NYSE: GFI) fell 8.6 percent to $3.61 in pre-market trading.
    Natus Medical Incorporated (NASDAQ: BABY) fell 8.2 percent to $32.95 in pre-market trading after the company issued weak forecast for the second quarter.
    Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares fell 7.9 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after climbing 27.09 percent on Tuesday.
    Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: BEDU) shares fell 6.7 percent to $13.58 in pre-market trading after reporting Q1 results.
    Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SGMO) fell 5.9 percent to $16.75 in pre-market trading following announcement of a $200 million common stock offering.
    Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ: FRSX) shares fell 5.7 percent to $3.29 in pre-market trading after declining 3.32 percent on Tuesday.
    Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN) fell 4.8 percent to $8.40 in pre-market trading.
    Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) shares fell 4.3 percent to $4.69 in pre-market trading.
    Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc (NASDAQ: GLPI) shares fell 4.1 percent to $32.92 in pre-market trading after the company issued downbeat quarterly results and reported the retirement of CFO William Clifford

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on shares of Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE:EW) in a research note published on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The firm issued a market perform rating and a $165.00 price target on the medical research company’s stock.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.(FMBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI) by 5.6% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 622,052 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 32,814 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in First Midwest Bancorp were worth $15,844,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bancorp Bank (NASDAQ: TBBK) and First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI)

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Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Kindred Healthcare, Inc.(KND)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    A number of equities research analysts recently commented on KND shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kindred Healthcare from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine lowered Kindred Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Kindred Healthcare from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.33.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Euro FX(P)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    Music-streaming pioneer Pandora (NYSE:P) has just released a new tier for its on-demand Premium music streaming service. Premium Family plans are now available for $15 per month and can include up to six users. The new offering largely resembles comparable plans offered by rivals Spotify Technology (NYSE:SPOT) and Apple. Both of those larger competitors have long offered family plans at the same price point. Pandora’s Premium Family plan includes a feature called “Our Soundtrack,” which is a personalized playlist that is created based on a combination of all family members’ listening preferences.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Six months after its debut, Pandora Media Inc (NYSE: P)’s Premium Access has recorded more than 6.5 million listeners and more than 55 million total sessions, a company spokesperson told Benzinga: Link

  • [By Jeremy Bowman]

    Shares of Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) took a spill in September as investors gave a thumbs-down to its acquisition of Pandora Media (NYSE:P). According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, shares of the satellite radio service finished last month down 11%. As you can see from the chart below, most of the sell-off came as it announced its takeover of Pandora toward the end of the month.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Music-streaming company Pandora (NYSE:P) finally launched an on-demand subscription service in early 2017. Pandora Premium, priced at $9.99 per month, directly competes with Spotify and Apple Music. The company’s goal is to convert a significant chunk of its ad-supported listener base into subscribers. In addition to the new on-demand service, Pandora offers an ad-free version of its core internet radio experience for $4.99 per month.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P) dropped nearly 1% Tuesday to match a 52-week low of $4.09 after closing at $4.13 on Monday. The stock’s 52-week high is $13.72. Volume was about 6.5 million, about 40% below the daily average of around 11.3 million. The music streaming company had no specific news.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: China Eastern Airlines Corporation Ltd.(CEA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    China Eastern Airlines (NYSE: CEA) is one of 24 public companies in the “Air transportation, scheduled” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare China Eastern Airlines to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. (NYSE:CEA) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of China Eastern Airlines in a research report issued on Wednesday, September 19th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst A. Lee expects that the transportation company will earn $0.80 per share for the year. Jefferies Financial Group has a “Buy” rating on the stock. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for China Eastern Airlines’ FY2019 earnings at $2.47 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.91 EPS.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM) shares rose 15.2 percent to $31.90 in pre-market trading as the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
    Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) rose 12.4 percent to $41.30 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong Q2 forecast.
    Aeglea BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGLE) rose 10.8 percent to $8.75 in pre-market trading.
    Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ: MITL) rose 8.8 percent to $11.05 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners for $2.0 billion.
    Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) rose 7.3 percent to $3.70 in pre-market trading.
    Riot Blockchain, Inc. (NASDAQ: RIOT) shares rose 6.9 percent to $7.00 in pre-market trading after declining 1.50 percent on Monday.
    Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) rose 6.5 percent to $10.68 in pre-market trading.
    Boot Barn Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) rose 5.2 percent to $20.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 4.53 percent on Monday.
    New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU) rose 5 percent to $91.16 in pre-market trading after reporting Q3 results.
    Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) rose 5 percent to $167.98 in pre-market trading after Bloomberg reported that Takeda is nearing a preliminary agreement to acquire Shire after sweetened bid.
    Outfront Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT) shares rose 5 percent to $19.00 in pre-market trading.
    Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) rose 4.3 percent to $4.18 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.80 percent on Monday.
    SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) rose 3.7 percent to $109.80 in pre-market trading after the company posted strong quarterly results and raised its outlook for the year.
    Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ: GOGL) shares rose 3.7 percent to $8.70 in pre-market trading after gaining 1.45 percent on Monday.
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft (NYSE: D
  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    China Eastern Airlines Corp. Ltd. ADR Class H (NYSE:CEA) was downgraded by investment analysts at Deutsche Bank to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Sunday.

Top 10 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Bank of Hawaii Corporation(BOH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Breaking news

    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
    Subsea 7 S.A. confirmed a $7.00 per share proposal to acquire McDermott International Inc (NYSE: MDR).
    CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CNP) announced plans to acquire Vectren Corp (NYSE: VVC) for $72 per share in cash.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    New Mexico Educational Retirement Board lowered its position in shares of Bank of Hawaii Co. (NYSE:BOH) by 15.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 9,900 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 1,800 shares during the quarter. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board’s holdings in Bank of Hawaii were worth $826,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $4.60 billion.
    Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion.
    Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million.
    Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) is projected to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $1.82 billion.
    Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million.
    Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LECO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $729.83 million.
    Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $251.93 million.
    FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.67 per share on revenue of $3.43 billion.
    Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE: PHG) is estimated to report earnings for its first quarter.
    Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.23 per share on revenue of $162.39 million.
    Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $1.72 billion.