Billionaire investor Warren Buffett sees the value of Apple differently than most Wall Street analysts, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday.
“Analysts after analysts said if you look at the mosaic of [iPhone] orders, it’s got to be a bad quarter,” said Cramer, whose charitable trust owns shares of Apple. “[Buffett] obviously does not think about the quarter. He thinks of this as a consumer products company with 99 percent satisfaction.”
“[Buffett] thinks very young,” Cramer said on “Squawk on the Street.” He often talks about “how every kid he knows has one and they would never use anything else. That’s good enough for him.”
Apple stock rose more than 3 percent Friday to an all-time high midmorning Friday after Buffett revealed that Berkshire Hathaway bought 75 million shares of the tech giant during the first quarter. That adds to the 165.3 million shares Berkshire already owned at the end of 2017.
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AFC Enterprises (NASDAQ: AFCE ) , which owns the Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen quick- serve chain, once an undiscovered gem, has now soared 66% over the last year.
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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Celgene Corporation(CELG)
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Wall Street expects Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) to report quarterly earnings at $1.96 per share on revenue of $3.46 billion before the opening bell. Celgene shares rose 1.87 percent to $87.00 in after-hours trading.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20. Weight Watchers shares gained 7.36 percent to $74.83 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts are expecting Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA) to have earned $0.88 per share on revenue of $9.27 billion in the latest quarter. Alibaba will release earnings before the markets open. Alibaba shares fell 0.68 percent to $181.21 in after-hours trading.
GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) reported better-than-expected results for its first quarter on Thursday. GoPro shares fell 1.41 percent to $4.89 in the after-hours trading session.
Before the markets open, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.81 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion. American Axle shares gained 1.05 percent to $14.50 in after-hours trading.
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Celgene Corp.s (NASDAQ: CELG) short interest for this settlement date remained flat at 15.65 million shares. Shares were changing hands at $89.14, in a 52-week trading range of $84.25 to $147.17.
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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Yum! Brands, Inc.(YUM)
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These figures should be a relief for Niccol, who joined the company from Yum! Brands’ (YUM) Taco Bell in February. While he was largely welcomed by investors and received industry affirmation, some critics were skeptical of his franchising background, operational savvy and the disparity in ethos between Chipotle and Taco Bell.
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McDonald’s is a fast-food service restaurant with more than 36 thousand restaurants in around 100 countries. With a market cap of $100 billion, the company has the largest position in the fast-food industry in the U.S., with Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) being its closest competitor. The company sells burgers, fries and sandwiches with the vision of providing great taste, modern choices and real ingredients. McDonald’s is constantly trying to find new ways to strengthen the nutritional profile of its menu items while maintaining taste.
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Pizza Hut, on the other hand, took a step back after rebounding at the end of 2017. Total sales dropped 1%, driven by a 5% decline in same-store sales and slightly offset by 109 more locations in operation than last year. Pizza Hut has had its struggles the last few years in China. Pizza doesn’t carry the same status as a dietary staple in the country as it does here in the U.S. Yum has been trying to change that by innovating the menu around local tastes, but it reports that the strategy will take some more time before its efforts can be judged. Yum China only gained independence from former parentYum! Brands(NYSE:YUM) at the end of 2016.
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While its closest rivals Domino’s (NYSE:DPZ) and Papa John’s (NASDAQ:PZZA) have steadily delivered impressive growth in the United States Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM) Pizza Hut has struggled.