Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now


This post was written by Bob Ciura for Sure Dividend

Bank stocks have been in rally mode since the November elections. This has made Warren Buffett even richer than he was before. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) holds several bank stocks in its massive, $148 billion portfolio, led by U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). With 85 million shares, Berkshire is U.S. Bancorp’s second-largest investor. Berkshire owns 5% of the company, in a stake worth approximately $4.3 billion.

Banks have seen their valuations rise considerably in just the past few months, as investors become more comfortable with the outlook for the financial sector.


This article will discuss why Buffett has taken such a huge ownership stake in U.S. Bancorp.

Business Overview

The biggest reason why Warren Buffett owns U.S. Bancorp is likely because of its strong management team and competitive advantages.

Last year was a record one for U.S. Bancorp. Net income reached a record of $5.9 billion. Earnings per share of $3.24 was also a record performance. Earnings per share rose 2.5% for the year. The company experienced growth across most of its key metrics.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.(VYGR)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Chris Lange]

    For many drug developers, Parkinsons disease is a tricky disease to treat. However, developing a treatment ultimately could yield a huge reward as there are currently no therapies that effectively slow or reverse the progression of this disease. And after Thursdays announcement, Voyager Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) could be poised to reap this reward.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Voyager Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) will be presenting at the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy annual meeting taking place May 16 to 19, 2018, in Chicago. The firm will be releasing data from its lead clinical program for Parkinsons disease, its preclinical programs targeting a monogenic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) called SOD1, Huntingtons disease and Friedreichs ataxia, and its gene therapy vector platform including novel adeno-associated virus capsid optimization efforts and manufacturing capabilities.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Voyager Therapeutics (NASDAQ:VYGR)’s share price was down 3.3% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $20.45 and last traded at $21.04. Approximately 9,445 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 98% from the average daily volume of 399,751 shares. The stock had previously closed at $20.37.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
    WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
    MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
    Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
    Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
    ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
    Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
    Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
    Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
    VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
    Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
    Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
    Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Lumber Liquidators Holdings, Inc(LL)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    April showers bring May flowers. Or so hoped investors in Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL). On the very first day of May the flooring specialist stock tanked, which set the stage for a month that ended painfully — down 12.1% according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. Some of you may have guessed a quarterly earnings report was to blame, but Lumber Liquidators’ numbers weren’t really that bad. Or were they?

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Lumber Liquidators Holdings (NYSE:LL) – Oppenheimer upped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Lumber Liquidators in a report issued on Tuesday, May 1st. Oppenheimer analyst B. Nagel now forecasts that the specialty retailer will post earnings of $0.80 per share for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.70.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Travis Perkins (OTCMKTS: TVPKF) and Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL) are both retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Glu Mobile Inc.(GLUU)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Zscaler (NASDAQ: ZS) and Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) stock has more than doubled over the past year, getting a recent boost from an impressive first-quarter report that revealed all-round improvements in the company’s business. This is a massive turnaround for Glu as Wall Street wasn’t convinced about Glu’s ability to grow profitably at this point last year, when its losses were mounting, but it now seems to have put those speculations to rest quite emphatically.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    One of last week’s hottest stocks is also one of this year’s top performers. Shares ofGlu Mobile(NASDAQ:GLUU)rose 14% last week, and are now up 76% so far in 2018. The mobile gaming specialist kicked things off with a well-received presentation at the Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference on Monday afternoon; then Piper Jaffray stepped in on Friday with a bullish initiation of the stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: First Majestic Silver Corp.(AG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Next, you might be wondering what exactly would be considered “cheap” if analyzing cash flow per share. Though it’s going to be up to interpretation, after many years of tracking precious-metal stocks, I’m of the belief that a mining stock valued at 10 times its annual CFPS is considered fairly valued, with a slightly higher multiple for precious-metal royalty and streaming companies. With this in mind, here’s why SSR Mining (NASDAQ:SSRM) and First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) are currently the top two holdings in my portfolio.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    In March, Wheaton lifted investors’ hopes when it reported production of 28.6million ounces and 355,104 ounces for silver and gold, respectively, for fiscal 2017, topping its guidance of 28 million silver ounces and 340,000 gold ounces. In May again, Wheaton reported a 11.7%year-over-year jump in silver production for its first quarter, thanks to higher production from First Majestic Silver’s (NYSE:AG) San Dimas mine.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $9.92.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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    Zacks: Analysts Anticipate First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) Will Announce Earnings of $0.03 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) News Report of Sizzling Basic materials Stock: First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) (nasdaqplace.com) Stock in the Wall Street Spotlight: First Majestic Silver Corp. (AG) (nysewired.com) Is the Stock Overvalued? First Majestic Silver Corp. (NYSE:AG) (nasdaqjournal.com) Stocks in the Spotlight: Oasis Petroleum Inc. (NYSE:OAS), Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLMN), First Majestic Silver … (journalfinance.net)


    Shares of First Majestic Silver opened at $7.30 on Friday, MarketBeat.com reports. First Majestic Silver has a 12-month low of $4.93 and a 12-month high of $8.73. The company has a market capitalization of $1.41 billion, a P/E ratio of -182.50 and a beta of 0.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 4.41 and a quick ratio of 4.15.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    Though I don’t directly own First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG), I soon will, by default. I’m a shareholder in the aforementioned Primero Mining, and First Majestic Silver is in the process of acquiring Primero and its San Dimas mine, with the deal expected to close by the end of April. When it does, my Primero shares will be exchanged for shares of First Majestic, giving me ownership in the mining company that’s most levered to silver — about 70% of its sales are a result of silver production.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gartner, Inc.(IT)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) Director Karen E. Dykstra sold 1,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $137.24, for a total transaction of $247,032.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 19,235 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,639,811.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

  • [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
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Gartner (NYSE:IT) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Intra-Cellular Therapies (NASDAQ:ITCI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Gartner (IT)

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  • [By Danny Vena]

    It isn’t just investors and analysts bestowing praise on Salesforce, but those that provide the rankings for the industry as well. In fact, Salesforce was recently named a leader in Gartner’s (NYSE:IT) Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center for the 10th consecutive year running.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Gartner Inc. (NYSE:IT) announced better-than-expected first-quarter 2018 results on Tuesday, detailing double-digit percentage growth led by strong demand for its market-leading research-and-advisory services. The company also modestly reduced its full-year guidance, but only to reflect the impact of recent divestitures.

Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.