Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019

Warren Buffett’s penchant for picking great stocks for Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) portfolio makes his quarterly stock picks must-know news for every long-term investor. Luckily, Buffett is required to file a 13F report with the Securities and Exchange Commission every quarter showing what he’s been buying, and that makes following in his footsteps easier. Last quarter, his top buys were U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE:TEVA). Should you buy these stocks for your portfolio, too?

Bigger bets in banking

Wells Fargo’s been Warren Buffett’s biggest bank holding for a long time, but he’s shown a willingness to invest in Wells Fargo’s competitors, too. The Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK) was his favorite bank to buy in Q4 2017, but in Q1 2018, U.S. Bancorp was his favorite. He bought 3.8 million U.S. Bancorp shares last quarter, increasing his position to 90.8 million shares, and now, Berkshire Hathaway is U.S. Bancorp’s third largest institutional investor.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.(FMBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its holdings in First Midwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FMBI) by 5.6% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 622,052 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 32,814 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in First Midwest Bancorp were worth $15,844,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI)

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Midwest Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6144382724963 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bancorp Bank (NASDAQ: TBBK) and First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    First Midwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:FMBI) reached a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $26.92 and last traded at $26.74, with a volume of 58961 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $26.22.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.(ESIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Electro Scientific Industries (ESIO)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Divisar Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO) by 13.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 780,167 shares of the semiconductor company’s stock after buying an additional 95,000 shares during the quarter. Electro Scientific Industries makes up about 4.0% of Divisar Capital Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 11th biggest position. Divisar Capital Management LLC owned 2.29% of Electro Scientific Industries worth $12,303,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) soared on Thursday after the provider of laser-based manufacturing solutions reported solid first-quarter results. ESI beat analyst estimates for both revenue and earnings, and it provided guidance that was ahead of analyst expectations. As of 12:10 p.m. EDT, the stock was up about 20.8%.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) has been trending positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Electro Scientific Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 48.1496069802222 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ: ESIO) and FuelCell Energy (NASDAQ:FCEL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited(TEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight with a $17 price target (versus a $16.73 close) at Morgan Stanley. Teva had a consensus target price of $20.89.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    24/7 Wall St. had previously reported that Teva Pharmaceutical Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) is entering the generic EpiPen business, and this could potentially lead to a price war with Mylan.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) shares made a solid gain early Monday after the company announced a critical approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.(CTBI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Community Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:CTBI) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTBI) reached a new 52-week high and low on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $52.30 and last traded at $52.10, with a volume of 1141 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $52.05.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Jack Henry & Associates Inc.(JKHY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: “Burney Co. Has $4.72 Million Holdings in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY)” was first reported by Ticker Report and is the property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this piece of content on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of international copyright & trademark legislation. The original version of this piece of content can be accessed at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4200808/burney-co-has-4-72-million-holdings-in-jack-henry-associates-inc-jkhy.html.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec increased its holdings in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 148.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 7,200 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,300 shares during the period. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $871,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Great Lakes Advisors LLC lowered its position in shares of Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 7.6% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 6,342 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 524 shares during the quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $767,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its stake in Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 12.9% during the first quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 37,261 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,244 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $4,507,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. raised its position in Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) by 42.5% in the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 3,154 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 940 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc.’s holdings in Jack Henry & Associates were worth $381,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Jack Henry & Associates Inc  (NASDAQ:JKHY)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 8:45 a.m. ET

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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.(RHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (NYSE:RHP) have been assigned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $81.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc (NYSE:RHP) CEO Colin V. Reed purchased 6,106 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 4th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $82.46 per share, for a total transaction of $503,500.76. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Neuberger Berman Group LLC reduced its position in shares of Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) by 2.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 155,939 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 4,363 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned about 0.30% of Ryman Hospitality Properties worth $12,078,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $80.07 and last traded at $79.93, with a volume of 191025 shares. The stock had previously closed at $79.56.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc  (NYSE:RHP)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
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