Nearly a decade ago, Warren Buffett made a bet with a hedge fund investor that a simple stock index fund would outperform a group of pre-selected hedge funds over a decade.
Although the bettors have until the end of the year to settle the wager, the guy who bet against Buffett has reportedly thrown in the towel. Buffett has won handily.
Of course, what’s compelling about this $1 million wager is that Buffett, the world’s most successful investor, didn’t bet that he would would beat hedge funds with his own skill. He picked a static index fund, a do-nothing basket of stocks, as his champion.
The reason Buffett won? Cost matters. Hedge funds typically charge annual fees of at last 2% of funds under management. Then they’ll grab 20% or more of the profits — if they make money. The managers always win at the expense of investors.
Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.(TROW)
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.4 per share on revenue of $5.63 billion.
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $37.16 billion.
Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $605.26 million.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $22.75 billion.
General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $7.6 billion.
The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $2.58 per share on revenue of $22.24 billion.
Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $4.91 per share on revenue of $22.52 billion.
Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.79 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.61 per share on revenue of $6.61 billion.
Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.81 per share on revenue of $1.66 billion.
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.15 billion.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $3.82 billion.
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $1.62 billion.
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROW) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.71 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE: DPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.04 per share on revenue of $1.57 billion.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SI
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: MediWound Ltd.(MDWD)
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Penny Stock Current Share Price (March 26) Last Week’s Gain
Cartesian Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRTN) $0.39 170.69%
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iFresh Inc. (Nasdaq: IFMK) $8.25 64.64%
China Auto Logistics Inc. (Nasdaq: CALI) $4.68 47.43%
National American University Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: NAUH) $1.20 39.29%
Document Security Systems Inc. (NYSE: DSS) $1.58 33.91%
Blonder Tongue Labs Inc. (NYSE: BDR) $0.77 33.90%
CareDx Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNA) $7.49 29.88%
Mediwound Ltd. (Nasdaq: MDWD) $5.10 26.51%
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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy For 2019: BB&T Corporation(BBT)
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BB&T Bank (BBT) : “They report next week and I think the story will be a good one. I’d only buy into weakness. It’s still not down enough from it’s high.”
- [By Joseph Griffin]
BB&T (NYSE:BBT) insider William Rufus Yates sold 16,279 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.20, for a total transaction of $882,321.80. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 42,101 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,281,874.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.
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State Treasurer State of Michigan decreased its holdings in BB&T (NYSE:BBT) by 1.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 228,861 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 2,400 shares during the quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan’s holdings in BB&T were worth $11,910,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Shane Hupp]
BB&T (NYSE:BBT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 19th. The insurance provider reported $0.94 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.85 billion. BB&T had a net margin of 21.63% and a return on equity of 10.38%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.46 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that BB&T will post 4 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on FMC Corp (FMC) , Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PEI) , Cisco Systems (CSCO) , HP (HPQ) , BB&T Bank (BBT) and HCA Holdings (HCA) .