The Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) versus Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is really a little misguided. If I could only own two tech companies, Apple stock and Microsoft stock would be a pretty potent combination.
Over the past five years, a $10,000 investment in both stocks would have netted you $56,070, or an annualized total return of 22.9%, 876 basis points higher than the S&P 500.
I’m not sure why investors feel the need to pick one over the other. It seems to me that if you can afford to own both stocks, you absolutely should, and that includes Warren Buffett.
A New Microsoft
Like the ads that said, “This isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile,” Microsoft isn’t the same company it was before CEO Satya Nadella took the reins in February 2014. Ian Sherr and Connie Guglielmo wrote a great article in 2018 about the transformation. You should read it. It says, in part:
“One of the things that happens when you’re super successful is you sort of sometimes lose touch with what made you successful in the first place,” Nadella told the authors while discussing the impetus for Microsoft’s annual three-day hackathon. “I wanted to go back to the very genesis of this company: What is that sense of purpose and drive that made us successful? What was the culture that may have been there in the very beginning or in the times when we were able to achieve that success? How do we really capture it?”
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc(HMNY)
- [By Rich Smith]
Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ:HMNY) shares surged 21.8% in early Thursday trading before settling down to something more like a 5.2% gain as of 11:25 a.m. EDT. The reason: MoviePass is turning itself into an online version of the “coupon book.”
- [By Paul Ausick]
Helios and Matheson Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell by about 43% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $0.82 after closing at $1.45 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $38.86. Volume of about 37 million was more more than five times the daily average of about 6.8 million. The company said in a Monday SEC filing that it needs to raise more cash to prop up its MoviePass business. Shareholders can’t hit the exits fast enough.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Helios and Matheson Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMNY) fell by about 22% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.63 after closing at $0.79 on Wednesday. The 52-week high is $38.86. Volume of about 25 million was more more than three times the daily average of about 7.4 million. The company said in a Monday SEC filing that it needs to raise more cash to prop up its MoviePass business. The stock is close to a its nine-and-a-half year low and is taking aim at its lowest close since becoming a public company in 1997. https://247wallst.com/media/2018/05/08/moviepass-needs-more-cash-or-else/
- [By Rich Duprey]
The first rule of holes is to stop digging. Apparently Helios & Matheson (NASDAQ:HMNY) hasn’t figured out how to do that yet.
Because members have become addicted to its too-good-to-be-true subscription service of being allowed to see one movie every day for $9.95 a month, Helios & Matheson was forced to backtrack on a plan to cap at four the number of movies members could see in a month.
- [By Asit Sharma]
As subscription service MoviePass writhes in the business equivalent of cinematic death throes, let’s take a moment to anticipate a post-mortem analysis, should its 92% owner, Helios and Matheson Analytics (NASDAQ:HMNY), shutter the deeply unprofitable service to stave off its own ruin. MoviePass has run up spectacular losses in 2018, and in this article, we’ll examine four lessons investors can learn from the most visible movie industry failure in recent memory.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Ternium S.A.(TX)
- [By Joseph Griffin]
TransferCoin (CURRENCY:TX) traded down 3.4% against the U.S. dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 22:00 PM E.T. on September 10th. Over the last week, TransferCoin has traded down 36% against the U.S. dollar. TransferCoin has a market capitalization of $1.44 million and $52,523.00 worth of TransferCoin was traded on exchanges in the last day. One TransferCoin coin can now be bought for $0.22 or 0.00003424 BTC on major exchanges including Bittrex, Livecoin, Cryptopia and YoBit.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Ternium SA (NYSE:TX)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Max Byerly]
Globeflex Capital L P lifted its stake in Ternium SA (NYSE:TX) by 98.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 58,289 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 28,966 shares during the quarter. Globeflex Capital L P’s holdings in Ternium were worth $2,030,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
- [By Max Byerly]
TransferCoin (TX) is a PoW/PoS coin that uses the Proof of Stake hashing algorithm. It was first traded on August 11th, 2015. TransferCoin’s total supply is 6,660,351 coins. The official message board for TransferCoin is transfercointx.pw. The Reddit community for TransferCoin is /r/TXPRJ and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. TransferCoin’s official Twitter account is @Transfer_dev. The official website for TransferCoin is txproject.io.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: National Bankshares, Inc.(NKSH)
- [By Max Byerly]
National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) and Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBBK) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Farmers Capital Bank (NASDAQ: NKSH) and National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
BidaskClub cut shares of National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: California First National Bancorp(CFNB)
- [By Shane Hupp]
NBT Bancorp (OTCMKTS: CFNB) and California First National Bancorp (OTCMKTS:CFNB) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2019: Immersion Corporation(IMMR)
- [By Shane Hupp]
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Immersion opened at $13.76 on Friday, according to Marketbeat. Immersion has a 12 month low of $13.32 and a 12 month high of $13.55. The firm has a market cap of $422.28 million, a P/E ratio of -11.56, a P/E/G ratio of 0.53 and a beta of 1.22.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) has been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $11.56.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
ForeScout Technologies (NASDAQ: FSCT) and Immersion (NASDAQ:IMMR) are both small-cap industrial products companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
- [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
- [By Max Byerly]
Quadrature Capital Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Immersion Co. (NASDAQ:IMMR) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm bought 21,114 shares of the software maker’s stock, valued at approximately $252,000.
- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
Shares of Immersion (NASDAQ:IMMR) got crushed today, down by 23% as of 11:50 a.m. EDT, after the developer of haptic technologies reported second-quarter earnings. An unexpected decline in revenue caught investors off guard.