Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019

All the doom and gloom surrounding Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), which centers primarily on weak demand for its flagship iPhone X and the growing saturation in the smartphone market, hasn’t fazed one famed investor. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) CEO Warren Buffett, who is arguably one of the most well-known and successful investors of all time, has continued to buy massive caches of the iPhone maker’s stock.

Buffett added a mind-boggling 75 million Apple shares last quarter — on top of the 165.3 million shares Berkshire already owned — increasing its share count by a whopping 45%. That brings the company’s total stake in Apple up to about 5% of shares.

If the naysayers are right, why does the Oracle of Omaha continue stocking up on Apple’s shares?

Warren Buffett is loading up on Apple stock. Image source: The Motley Fool.

A short history

In case you haven’t been following along, it wasn’t Buffett but rather one of his top lieutenants who first purchased Apple stock in early 2016. After reviewing that initial purchase, Buffett himself began loading up on Apple shares, buying considerably more during the quarter, with purchases totaling 10 million shares.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Freshpet, Inc.(FRPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, three have issued a buy recommendation and two have given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $20.60.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Petmed Express and pet stock peerCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) being outstanding performers over the last year or two while pet food stocks Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF) and Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) have not yet lived up to investor expectations:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ:FRPT) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $22.75 and last traded at $22.65, with a volume of 5950 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $22.35.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the consumer staples shares surged 0.62 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Universal Corporation (NYSE: UVV), up 5 percent, and Freshpet, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRPT) up 4 percent.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Freshpet (NASDAQ:FRPT) – Research analysts at William Blair reduced their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Freshpet in a research note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. William Blair analyst J. Andersen now expects that the company will post earnings per share of ($0.09) for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of ($0.04). William Blair also issued estimates for Freshpet’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.10 EPS and FY2018 earnings at ($0.07) EPS.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.(EBMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News coverage about Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Eagle Bancorp Montana earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.1226009264191 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: New York Mortgage Trust Inc.(NYMT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of NY Mtg Tr Inc/SH (NASDAQ:NYMT) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have issued a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.06.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Life Storage, Inc. (LSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Life Storage (NYSE: LSI) is one of 233 public companies in the “Real estate investment trusts” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Life Storage to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Life Storage, Inc. (NYSE:LSI) President Kenneth F. Myszka sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.02, for a total value of $910,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Life Storage Inc (NYSE:LSI) – Investment analysts at Jefferies Group lifted their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of Life Storage in a note issued to investors on Monday, June 4th. Jefferies Group analyst G. Hoglund now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will earn $5.38 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $5.34. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $82.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Life Storage’s FY2019 earnings at $5.57 EPS.

Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.(GSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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