Readers who pay close attention to our annual rankings of the top-performing mutual funds may be forgiven if they exper颅ience a sense of d茅j vu with our March 2016 issue. Yes, we did publish mutual-fund rankings in our September 2015 issue. But weve decided to move our annual winners list from September to the March issue so we can base it on returns as of December 31. (On Kiplinger.com, we continue to update the rankings of top-performing mutual funds in 11 categories with new data every month.) Its fair to say that most people focus more on returns through the end of the year than they do on figures through June 30, says ex颅ecutive editor Manny Schiffres, who supervises our investing coverage.
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What a difference half a year makes. Between the September and March issues, the winners over longer time periods remained fairly stable. But adding six months of new data and subtracting six months of old numbers shook up the one-year results. Particularly affected were sector funds. In Sept颅ember, health care funds occupied the top spot in each time period, and health care still dominates the three- and five-year returns. But there has been a shift in the one-year rankings, where youll now find technology funds, financial-services funds and even a retailing-sector fund.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation(SNP)
- [By Paul Ausick]
The Permian Basin pipeline project includes an investment by China’s state-controlled China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP), aka Sinopec. Other partners in the project include ArcLight Capital and Freepoint Commodities LLC. The deal also includes an expansion to oil storage facilities in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where recent hurricanes have caused so much damage. The project still requires approval from both countries governments.’
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc.(OHI)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE: OHI) dropped about 2.6% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $26.43 after closing at $27.14 on Friday. The 52-week high is $35.14. Volume was around 5.3 million, more than double the daily average of around 2.3 million. The healthcare REIT had now specific news.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware purchased a new stake in Omega Healthcare (NYSE:OHI) in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor purchased 26,527 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $717,000.
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Or, consider Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI). The Maryland-based company invests heavily in hospital properties and health care facilities, with a special emphasis on nursing facilities.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)
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Tehran, Iran (AP) — An Iranian commercial plane crashed on Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, killing all 66 people on board, state media reported.
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Des Moines, Iowa (AP) — It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize.
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Anchorage, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.
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Vatican City (AP) — Pope Francis has recognized as martyrs 19 people who were slain in Algeria in the 1990s, including a bishop killed by a car bomb and beheaded monks.
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Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK-A)
- [By Daniel Sparks]
3. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B): Last, it would be a shame to overlook the conglomerate built by the world’s greatest investor himself, Warren Buffett. Under the Berkshire Hathaway name, Buffett has built up a portfolio of enduring subsidiaries and stock holdings poised to stand the test of time. Under Berkshire’s ownership are built-to-last subsidiaries like Geico, Duracell, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. And some of Berkshire’s largest stock holdings include iconic businesses like Coca-Cola, American Express, and Wells Fargo.
- [By Jordan Wathen]
Warren Buffett has often said in interviews and annual letters to shareholders that Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) won’t be a hostile acquirer. That is, it won’t fight to buy a business its owners or management don’t want to sell. But that policy apparently doesn’t apply when Berkshire is acting as seller rather than a buyer.
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett has always been a skeptic of cryptocurrencies, and he didn’t pull any punches when it comes to bitcoin at Berkshire’s annual shareholder meeting over the weekend. Buffett called bitcoin “probably rat poison squared,” and he clarified that stance further in an interview with CNBC.
- [By Daniel Sparks]
Famed investor Warren Buffett has continued his buying spree of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock recently. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) (NYSE:BRK-A) loaded up an astounding 75 million shares of the tech giant during the first calendar quarter of 2018, bringing the conglomerate’s total stake in Apple to more than 240 million shares.Buffett’s bullishness on Apple has been particularly evident over the last two quarters, with Berkshire accumulating an additional 106.2 million shares during this period.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
When Warren Buffett speaks, people listen. Being the richest man and being considered the greatest investor of modern times makes people care. Now that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) is out with its annual report and annual letter for 2016, 24/7 Wall St. has broken out many of the top gems from the report.
- [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.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: American Electric Power Company, Inc.(AEP)
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
On the surface, American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE:AEP) is a pretty simple business to understand — it generates and distributes electricity. But when you dig under the surface a little, you start to see that its business has changed materially in recent years. More important, AEP is now positioned to take advantage of industry shifts taking place in the power sector. Here’s how AEP makes most of its money and why its prospects for slow and steady growth are so strong.
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General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
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In an “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked in with Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) , the utility that just posted a two-cents-a-share earnings miss, but reiterated their full-year guidance. Shares of American Electric Power are down 5.1% for the year but yield 3.6%.
- [By Chris Lange]
American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE: AEP) shares were recently up 2.5% at $64.93, with a 52-week range of $62.69 to $78.07 and a consensus price target of $74.00.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Stephens Inc. AR decreased its position in American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) by 10.9% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 38,738 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 4,742 shares during the quarter. Stephens Inc. AR’s holdings in American Electric Power were worth $2,657,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer checked in with Nick Akins, chairman, president and CEO of American Electric Power (AEP) , the utility that just posted a two-cents-a-share earnings miss, but reiterated their full-year guidance. Shares of American Electric Power are down 5.1% for the year but yield 3.6%.