Often referred to as “Woodstock for Capitalists,” Berkshire Hathaway’s (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) annual meeting is an event many Warren Buffett followers look forward to all year.
In this episode of Industry Focus: Financials, host Michael Douglass and financial sector specialist Matt Frankel give a recap of the highlights of this year’s meeting.
A full transcript follows the video.
This video was recorded on May 7, 2018.
Michael Douglass: Welcome to Industry Focus, the podcast that dives into a different sector of the stock market every day. It’s Monday, May 7th, the Financials show, and we’re talking all things Berkshire Hathaway. I’m your host, Michael Douglass.I’m joined by Matt Frankel.
Listeners, as you probably know, the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting was this past weekend,also known as Woodstock for capitalists. It’s a massive event.I’ve been to it personally twice. It’s a really good time,particularly because you get this chanceto hear Berkshire Hathaway’s chairman, Warren Buffett, and vice chairman, Charlie Munger — two of,in my opinion,the greatest investors alive today — sit and dish onbasically anything anyone asks about for about six hours. It’s anincredible thing to hear,and it really leads to a lot of wisdom. It’scertainly changed how I invest, and it’s changed howmillions of other people invest.
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Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund, Inc.(NRO)
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Neuberger Berman Real Estate Securities Income Fund (NYSE: NRO)
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- [By Logan Wallace]
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- [By Shane Hupp]
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- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Several analysts have weighed in on BGFV shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.08.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Citigroup Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Big 5 Sporting Goods Co. (NASDAQ:BGFV) by 5,069.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 15,559 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 15,258 shares during the period. Citigroup Inc. owned about 0.07% of Big 5 Sporting Goods worth $112,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
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Those competitors would Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE: DKS) and Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), owner of Fred Meyer stores, that have stopped selling assault-style weapons or making sales to people under 21 years of age. Stores that continue to sell all kinds of guns include Big 5 Sporting Goods Corp. (NASDAQ: BGFV) and Cabela’s, a sporting goods store that was acquired last year by privately held Bass Pro Shops.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.(JEC)
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Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) and Orion Group (NYSE:ORN) are both construction companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $1.85 billion.
Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.44 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.89 per share on revenue of $3.63 billion.
Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.17 billion.
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $926.18 million.
The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $1.71 billion.
US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $5.98 billion.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.7 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion.
Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.06 per share on revenue of $936.98 million.
Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CWH) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion.
Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.14 per share on revenue of $1.21 billion.
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (NYSE: PBR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $23.80 billion.
JD.com, Inc. (NYSE: JD) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $15.65 billion.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.6 per share o
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Jacobs Engineering (NYSE: JEC) recently closed its $3.3 billion acquisition of CH2M, which gives the firm a scale advantage in environmental cleanup and increases its capabilities across infrastructure. Jacobs is particularly strong in the aerospace and technology segment, closing multi-year awards last year for NASA and the Missile Defense Agency.
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Mackay Shields LLC purchased a new position in shares of Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 20,279 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,200,000.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Rhumbline Advisers boosted its holdings in shares of Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) by 1.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 191,483 shares of the construction company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,002 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.14% of Jacobs Engineering Group worth $11,326,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Flowserve Corporation(FLS)
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Flowserve (NYSE:FLS) – Stock analysts at Seaport Global Securities boosted their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for Flowserve in a research report issued on Monday, May 14th. Seaport Global Securities analyst W. Liptak now forecasts that the industrial products company will post earnings per share of $0.35 for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.31. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Flowserve’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.48 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.64 EPS.
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Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL), Microsoft Corp.(Nasdaq: MSFT), and Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) received approval from the U.S. Transportation Department to begin pilot programs for drone delivery services. Missing from the list of approved companies was Amazon.com Inc.(Nasdaq: AMZN). The tech giant has long been an advocate for drone delivery, and its absence came as a surprise to the tech community. It will be a busy day for economic data announcements. Most important will be a report on inflation at 8:30 EDT. Strong price growth has picked up to start the year. This has many economists anticipating that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates to stave off additional inflation. Meanwhile, the Bank of England announced that it will hold its benchmark interest rate at 0.5%. The country is still facing economic uncertainty over Brexit.
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Press coverage about Flowserve (NYSE:FLS) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Flowserve earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.7836910204953 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Companies Reporting After The Bell
NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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