Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019

Top brands that command premium pricing and customer loyalty can create significant competitive advantages over peers.
General Mills, Inc (NYSE: GIS) offers a portfolio of leading brands and recently acquired high-growth pet food leader Blue Buffalo.
Center-store weakness persists, but trading at 5-year lows and showing nearly 30 percent upside General Mills looks attractive for value investors.

The Power of a Brand

When Warren Buffett began practicing Benjamin Graham's style of value investing, he didn't give much thought to brands or business quality. Graham's net-net strategy (stocks selling for less than net current assets) inherently provided the margin of safety that value investors require.

It was only when Charlie Munger introduced Buffett to the idea of the power of brands that Buffett tweaked his style. One of Buffett's well-known successes with the investment shift was See's Candies. To understand the power of See's brand, Buffett once explained:

"If you give your girlfriend See's Candy and she kisses you, we've got you for life."

Later, Buffett recognized a similar brand loyalty from The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) customer:

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: CompX International Inc.(CIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) had its price objective decreased by analysts at TD Securities from C$25.00 to C$24.00 in a research note issued to investors on Friday. TD Securities’ price target would indicate a potential upside of 12.36% from the stock’s previous close.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and three have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is C$25.75.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CI Financial (TSE:CIX) will issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, May 10th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of C$0.63 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CI Financial Corp (TSE:CIX)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as C$23.92 and last traded at C$23.92, with a volume of 138823 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at C$24.14.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: ACNB Corporation(ACNB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Media headlines about ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. ACNB earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.0764149252742 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. lowered its holdings in shares of ACNB Co. (NASDAQ:ACNB) by 11.8% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 15,000 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 2,000 shares during the period. John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in ACNB were worth $439,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of ACNB (NASDAQ:ACNB) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Tuesday morning.

    NASDAQ ACNB opened at $36.80 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. The stock has a market capitalization of $261.84 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.53 and a beta of 0.34. ACNB has a 12-month low of $26.80 and a 12-month high of $41.45.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: Bunge Limited(BG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Bunge Ltd  (NYSE:BG)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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    Operator

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    SG Americas Securities LLC raised its stake in shares of Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) by 254.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 42,309 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,357 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Bunge were worth $2,949,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]

    For the details of Burren Capital Advisors Ltd’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Burren+Capital+Advisors+Ltd

    These are the top 5 holdings of Burren Capital Advisors LtdMonsanto Co (MON) – 77,300 shares, 36.53% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 26.41%NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) – 49,500 shares, 23.46% of the total portfolio. New PositionDell-VMWare Tracking Stock (DVMT) – 57,930 shares, 17.17% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 5.52%Time Warner Inc (TWX) – 30,800 shares, 11.8% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.77%Bunge Ltd (BG) – 25,050 shares, 7.5% of

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) insider Jerry Matthews Simmons, Jr. sold 4,122 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.30, for a total value of $289,776.60. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,068 shares in the company, valued at approximately $707,780.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Fiera Capital Corp purchased a new position in shares of Bunge Ltd (NYSE:BG) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 44,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,067,000.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Bunge (BG)

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks For 2019: IPG Photonics Corporation(IPGP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of several fiber-optic networking stocks rose at least 12% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. Fiber lasers manufacturer IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) led the pack with a 16.6% gain. Long-haul networking expert Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) added 16.1%, laser and optics specialist Coherent (NASDAQ:COHR) rose 12.6%, and optoelectronic components maker II-VI (NASDAQ:IIVI) posted an 11.9% return.

  • [By Danny Vena]

    After an auspicious beginning, 2018 ended on a sour note for IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP). The maker of industrial lasers signaled in July that the growing trade war between the U.S. and China and softening demand in Europe would take a toll on its third-quarter results. This news rattled investors, sending the stock slumping by more than 25%.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on IPG Photonics (IPGP)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Princeton Capital Management LLC grew its position in IPG Photonics (NASDAQ:IPGP) by 3.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,998 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after acquiring an additional 421 shares during the quarter. IPG Photonics accounts for about 1.2% of Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 27th largest position. Princeton Capital Management LLC’s holdings in IPG Photonics were worth $2,800,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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