Following billionaire investor Warren Buffett into stocks he owns has often been a profitable strategy over the past few decades. But reversing the orderbuying a stock before Buffett buys itcan potentially be even more rewarding.
Quiz: How Well Do You Really Know Warren Buffett?
With that in mind, we went prospecting for companies that Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B, $137), Buffetts holding company, has been buying recently, and four stocks that Buffett doesnt hold but we think he ought to buy. We looked for the things he favors: com颅panies that are leaders in their industries, that have a strong commitment to sharing profit with investors, and whose stocks sell for relatively low prices compared with earnings and underlying asset value.
A few caveats: First, even Buffett makes mistakes. Second, many of Berkshires picks are now made by Buffetts two investing deputies, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler, not Buffett himself. And third, anyone guessing which stocks might be attractive to Berkshire is doing just thatguessing.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: iShares Core S&P Mid-Cap (IJH)
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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Rowan Companies Inc.(RDC)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) closed up 15.1% at $17.84 and the 5.2 million shares traded was just 1.3 times normal trading volume. Rowan has a consensus analyst price target of $15.04 and a 52-week trading range of $10.67 to $20.88. The company has a total market cap of $2.2 billion.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Go back a year, and offshore drillers like Noble (NE), Rowan (RDC), Transocean (RIG) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW) had been all but written off–until they weren’t anymore. Since then, investors have been rewarded for picking winners in the group from the losers, as Atwood Oceanics has more than doubled, Transocean has gained 34%, and Rowan has risen 42%, while Noble and Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) have dropped 13%.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Time Warner Inc.(TWX)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Brean Capital. The 52-week range is $55.53 to $96.57. The consensus price target is $102.34. With the shares closing at $96.46, this could also be a valuation call.
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In the media business, at the end of the day, it’s ALWAYS about content. Just ask Disney (NYSE: DIS). And entertainment content — whether it be movies, broadcast, cable, or streaming (and honestly it’s all kind of blurring together) — is indeed a growth business. With its intended marriage to Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), T has made its plan crystal clear (whether or not the government allows the merger remains to be seen).
- [By Leo Sun]
AT&T is America’s second-largest wireless carrier, top wireline services provider, and biggest pay TV provider. If its planned takeover of Time Warner (NYSE: TWX) is approved, it will also become one of the biggest media companies in the world.
- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) argued against selling assets to close its deal to buy Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) According to Reuters:
AT&T told a federal judge late Thursday it should reject any request by the U.S. Justice Department to force it to divest its DirecTV unit or Turner networks as art of approving its proposed $85.4 billion acquisition of Time Warner Inc
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RCN Telecom Services LLC CEO Jim Holanda was the last witness the Department of Justice called in the trial over the merger of AT&T Inc. (T) and Time Warner Inc. (TWX) , in the U.S. District Court in Washington on Tuesday. Later in the hearing, AT&T and Time Warner attacked data the government deploys in its economic model that calculates the potential damages of their merger.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Home Federal Bancorp Inc.(HOME)
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Real Money columnist Robert Lang says that while retail “has certainly had its challenges over the past couple of years, between difficulties in the mall and then the big gorilla in the room, Action Alerts PLUS holding Amazon (AMZN) …there are a handful of names that continue to perform well, one of those is At Home Group (HOME) .
- [By Sofia Horta e Costa]
Sanofi fell 2.6 percent after withdrawing a U.S. application for a diabetes drug. Cie. Financiere Richemont (CFR) SA dropped 2.3 percent as revenue missed analysts estimates. Vivendi SA advanced 2.7 percent after saying it will begin a formal study to separate its French phone unit from its media businesses. Home Retail Group Plc (HOME) surged 5.4 percent to a two-year high as sales exceeded projections.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Packaging Corporation of America(PKG)
- [By Christopher Freeburn]
Shares of Packaging Corp. (PKG) jumped almost 13% in pre-market trading on Monday after the company announced that it will purchase a rival containerboard-maker.
- [By Daniela Pylypczak]
Jefferies announced on Monday that it has upgraded Packaging Corp of America (PKG) from “Hold” to “Buy.”
The firm also raised PKG’s price target from $49.00 to $70.00. Jefferies analystPhilip Ng also gave the companybull-case scenario target of $88. The upgrade comes after the firm announced earlier today that it has agreed to purchase all outstanding shares of Boise Inc. (BZ)for $1.995 billion. Analyst Ng believes the new acquisition will result in an attractive multiple.
Packaging Corp of America shares rallied 9.73% during Monday’s session. Year-to-date, the stock is up 39.87%.
- [By David Sterman]
That was precisely the rationale behind Packaging Corp. of America's (NYSE: PKG) just-announced $2 billion (in cash and assumed debt) acquisition of rival Boise (NYSE: BZ). The deal will create a $6 billion (in sales) behemoth in the cardboard box industry.
- [By Max Byerly]
DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its holdings in shares of Packaging Co. of America (NYSE:PKG) by 17.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 419,993 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after buying an additional 61,803 shares during the quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale owned about 0.45% of Packaging Co. of America worth $46,756,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc(RRTS)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Tuesday was another down day for the Dow Jones Industrials, which fell more than 100 points to drop further below the 20,000 level. But broader market measures were mixed, and the Nasdaq Composite even managed to gain ground. Continued uncertainty about the impact of new policies from the U.S. federal government have kept markets a bit turbulent, and the beginning of a two-day meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee could set the tone for monetary policy in 2017. Some stocks had bad news that sent them lower today, and among the worst performers were Seadrill (NYSE:SDRL), Roadrunner Transportation Systems (NYSE:RRTS), and Tempur Sealy International (NYSE:TPX). Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Catalent, Inc.(CTLT)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Catalent Inc (NASDAQ: CTLT) shares were also up, gaining 15 percent to $40.57 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its fourth quarter on Monday.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Treehouse Foods, Inc.(THS)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) surged 73.3 percent to $3.90.
Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares gained 51 percent to $33.1365. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKGI) shares jumped 34 percent to $3.00.
Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares rose 28.2 percent to $4.51 after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares jumped 27.8 percent to $21.40 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 20.5 percent to $8.920 after climbing 107.87 percent on Wednesday.
Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) gained 19.5 percent to $ 5.97. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) rose 18.9 percent to $10.035 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) gained 18.3 percent to $3.0177. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to report Q1 results on May 15.
MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) rose 18.1 percent to $35.85 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares jumped 16 percent to $30.75 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
TTM Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTMI) gained 13.7 percent to $16.53 after reporting Q1 results.
Insight Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSIT) shares surged 12 percent to $40.06 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
TreeHouse Foods, Inc. (NYSE: THS) rose 11.8 percent to $40.93 following Q1 results.
Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) surged 11.2 percent to $27.36. Engility reported upbeat quarterly earnings.
Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) rose 10.7 percent to $19.10 following Q1 results.
Logitech International S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Treehouse Foods Inc. (NYSE: THS) fell about 15.5% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $36.35 after closing at $43.01 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $90.42. Volume of about 4.8 million was more than four times the daily average. The food processing company posted poor results this morning and announced that it is closing one of its plants.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited (NASDAQ: CLWT) shares jumped 155.56 percent to close at $5.75 on Thursday.
Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: INSP) shares gained 56.12 percent to close at $24.98. Inspire Medical went public Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange. The company issued 6.75 million shares priced at $16 each.
Presbia PLC (NASDAQ: LENS) shares rose 53.02 percent to close at $3.55.
Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) shares rose 46.29 percent to close at $32.11. The nano-cap low-float stock skyrocketed over 1,300 percent on Wednesday on no company specific news which would support the surge. The move higher is consistent with what was seen in other low-float stocks over the past few months.
Technical Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: TCCO) climbed 27.78 percent to close at $5.75.
STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) shares gained 26.27 percent to close at $21.15 after reporting upbeat Q1 results.
Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) shares jumped 22.16 percent to close at $4.30 on Thursday after gaining 9.32 percent on Wednesday.
China Advanced Construction Materials Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADC) rose 20.45 percent to close at $2.65 on Thursday.
YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW) surged 18.36 percent to close at $9.99 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) jumped 17.68 percent to close at $35.74 after the company posted strong Q1 earnings.
Xspand Products Lab Inc (NASDAQ: XSPL) jumped 17.4 percent to close at $5.87. Xspand Products priced its IPO at $5 per share.
Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRS) shares rose 17.32 percent to close at $14.90. Coherus BioSciences reported resubmission of BLA for CHS-1701.
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTEC) shares gained 17.17 percent to close at $31.05 following upbeat quarterly earnings.
The Meet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEET) gained 16.02 percent to close at $2.68 following Q1 earnings.
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: Terex Corporation(TEX)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Third and a trigger for the change: China becomes an active bidder in the space. Chinas Zoomlion bid for Terex (TEX) ($3.3B) along with Haier/General Electric (GE) ($5.4B) and several ChemChina proposed deals in industrials changes the upside/downside skew, particularly on lower quality/more challenged names. The Terex bid does not appear to be one-off. Chinese outbound M&A announcements rose to record highs in 15; to $112B (up 57% from 2014) in total acquisitions. Industrials formed a large and rising portion, at ~12B completed. Thats roughly equal to the 3 prior years industrials deals combined, and is the highest on record. Energy and materials accounted for ~15% of 15 spend vs. ~83% in 2011. Even lower quality or more currently challenged machinery franchises have distribution which could be highly attractive to new entrants…
- [By Ben Levisohn]
RBC’sSeth Weber and team offer their thoughts on Zoomlion’s revised bid for Terex (TEX):
After the close today, Terex announced that it is moving forward in its negotiations with Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co. following receipt of a non-binding proposal from the Chinese company to acquire all outstanding shares for $31/share in cash.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Ever walk past a construction site? It’s hard not to be enthralled by all the heavy construction machinery moving things around. With the world’s developing economies still building at a relatively fast pace and developing economies, like the United States, in desperate need of upgrading their aging infrastructure, the companies behind that construction machinery could be just as exciting as a construction site in the years ahead. Which is why Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), and Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) are three of the top construction machinery stocks to look at right now.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Yesterday, Terex (TEX) announced that it would sell its ports business to Konecranes for $1.3 billion. Today, Baird’s Mircea Dobre and Joseph Grabowski upgraded Terex to Outperform from Neutral, arguing that the sale makes a takeover by China’s Zoomlion that much easier. They explain:
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The sale of MHPS to Konecranes is a positive catalyst on multiple fronts: shareholders got an attractive multiple for what historically has been a challenged business with further upside possible given 25% equity ownership in Konecranes, execution risk is diminished as new CEO can focus on operational improvement without the effort required to integrate the Terex and Konecranes businesses, and finally, the MHPS sale makes it easier for Zoomlion to acquire remaining Terex.
While our upgrade is not reliant on Zoomlion acquiring Terex, the MHPS transaction could make a firm Zoomlion offer more likely.
At the margin, a Zoomlion deal appears easier to get done: 1) the remaining businesses fit better with Zoomlions existing product portfolio of construction equipment, cranes, and various commercial and municipal equipment, 2) given the attractive terms of the MHPS sale, the funding hurdle required to acquire Terex is lowered, 3) many of the CFIUS issues center around national security concerns regarding the nations ports, no longer a concern given MHPS sale.
Dobre and Grabowski also raised their price target on Terex to $30, up from $24. With Terex off 0.1% at $24.88 today, that leaves 21% upside in the stock to Baird’s target.
In February, I wrote about Chinese demand for U.S. companies, including Terex.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of Terex (TEX) had surged 32% as of the close of trading last Thursday–but dropped 14% the next day after China’s Zoomlion announced that it wouldn’t be pursuing a purchase of the U.S. crane maker after all. In the aftermath of the scuttled deal, Morgan Stanley’s Mili Pothiwala and Nigel Coe cut Terex to Equal Weight from Overweight:
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On Friday morning, Zoomlion announced it had terminated its bid for its proposed acquisition of Terex for $31/ share. This was a clear negative for Terex shares, which traded down ~15% on Friday to $20, given the absence of an event-driven catalyst (following the sale of MHPS to Konecranes, which we assume will be completed). However, we think that the stock’s current discount to the Machinery group on a P/E basis (20%+) is justified, given a still challenged underlying operating environment for the RemainCo, as well as historically uneven company execution – both of which return to the forefront of the investment debate following the removal of the M&A bull case.
To which all we can say is: Oops.
Shares of Terex have dropped 0.5% to $20.78
Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Watch For 2018: bebe stores, inc.(BEBE)
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Not helping matters was a continued drumbeat of retail death stories such as Payless possibly closing 500 stores, Bebe (BEBE) on the verge of shuttering 170 stores and Sears Holdings’ (SHLD) CFO spreading #fakenews in a new blog post that the retailer is a “viable” entity. It’s not, especially after the language it slipped in its new annual report on Tuesday.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Just in the past few weeks, Wall Street has seen bankruptcy filings from sporting goods retailer Gander Mountain, RadioShack successor General Wireless Operations, everyday value price department store operator Gordmans Stores (GMAN) and appliances, electronics and furniture retailer HHGregg (HGG) . Last Wednesday, children’s apparel retailer Gymboree cautioned it was running low on cash and may not survive. Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) voiced concerns on Tuesday about its ability to stay in business, while women’s apparel chain Bebe (BEBE) is reportedly on the brink of closing all 170 of its stores.
- [By Lisa Levin]
bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.86. bebe stores will reportedly license www.bebe.com domain name, social media accts. and international wholesale agreements to one or more third parties, according to Reuters.